Strictly Come Dancing star Amanda Abbington ‘confirms’ Ellie Leach and pro partner Vito Coppola’s romance – after the pair declared their love for each other
Former Strictly star Amanda Abbington has seemingly confirmed the romance rumors between Ellie Leach and her professional partner Vito Coppola.
It comes just days after the dancing duo declared their love for each other in gushing tributes on social media amid reports that ‘sparks are flying’ behind the scenes.
And Amanda, who quit the BBC show last month, appeared to let the cat out of the bag when she took to Instagram on Sunday to call the pair ‘the most beautiful couple’.
Former Corrie actress Ellie, 22, shared a photo of her and Vito’s latest performance, which she labeled a ‘magical evening’ as they topped the leaderboard for the second time.
Writing: ‘thank you, thank you, thank you. What a magical evening, we’re so grateful for all your support and we’re soooo happy to be spending another week on that Strictly dancefloor.’
Love? Former Strictly star Amanda Abbington has seemingly confirmed romance rumors between Ellie Leach and her professional partner Vito Coppola (pictured on Saturday’s show)
Oops: Letting Kat out of the bag she took to Instagram, referring to the couple as “the most beautiful couple.”
Fans and famous friends rushed in droves to praise the pair, with former co-star Amanda commenting: ‘Stunning. So proud of you both. You are the most beautiful couple!’.
MailOnline has contacted Ellie and Vito’s representatives for comment.
Ellie and Vito, 31, achieved a near-perfect score of 39 on Saturday when they performed US Smooth to Robbie Williams hit Ain’t That Kick In the Head.
After their performance, judge Craig Revel Horwood noted that Ellie had gone from ‘strength to strength’ in the show before handing out a score of nine, while Motsi Mabuse predicted the routine could send them to the final.
Head judge Shirley Ballas called them ‘finalist material’ and Anton Du Beke labeled their routine as ‘cheerful’.
Speaking to presenters Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly after their performance, Ellie said: ‘Honestly, I think that’s great. The atmosphere, the costume and the team are great. I felt a million dollars!.
“I thought, ‘What am I supposed to do here?’ But I have a great teacher!’
The Strictly duo looked over the moon as they received their high scores to shouts and cheers from the crowd.
Wow! Former Corrie actress Ellie shared a photo of her and Vito’s latest performance, which she labeled a ‘magical evening’ as they topped the leaderboard for the second time
Great evening: Writing: ‘thank you, thank you, thank you. What a magical evening, we are so grateful for all your support and we are soooo happy to be spending another week on that Strictly dancefloor’
Ahead of the show, the dup paid a heartfelt tribute on Instagram after claiming their working relationship had ‘become personal’.
Vitto marked his first year living in Britain with a sweet video in which he called the actress “My Lulú” and said he never expected to “feel so loved.”
Ellie then quickly replied, writing: “I love you, love you, love you.”
It comes after a source said this The Daily Star that the duo’s relationship was ‘bigger than what the camera captures’, with the sparks between them not going unnoticed behind the scenes.
Telling the publication, “The connection between Vito and Ellie is more than dance showmanship. It has become personal, sincere and real. During rehearsals there is a unique glow around them, a palpable warmth.’
Sweet: Ahead of the show, the dup took to Instagram with heartfelt tributes, following claims their working relationship had ‘gone personal’ (pictured in October)
Heartfelt: Vitto marked his first year living in Britain with a sweet video in which he called the actress ‘My Lulú’ and said he never expected to ‘feel so loved’
Romance? Ellie then quickly replied by writing: ‘I love you, love you, love you’
Vitto gushed in the video: ‘Just THANK YOU. Sorry to repeat the same thing over and over again, but this is the only way I can show you all my gratitude and how grateful I am’.
‘When I moved to Britain a year ago, I couldn’t imagine feeling so loved. Thank you, thank you, thank you very much’.
He then said in a special message to Ellie: ‘And to you, my Lulu… I’m so proud of you and you know how much I believe in you.’
‘Just keep working hard, like you do every day. You’re doing great honey. Get a good rest tonight and make sure you eat well. See you tomorrow for another beautiful day together.
Before adding, “Get a good rest tonight and make sure you eat right.” See you tomorrow for another beautiful day together.
COME STRICTLY DANCE 2023: THE PROFILES OF THE PARTICIPANTS
Angela says: ‘Having been a Strictly fan since day one and as a former presenter of Come Dancing, this will be quite an adventure for me. A scary one, as I’m about to turn 79. But I’m looking forward to the challenge and perhaps the opportunity to learn to dance the Argentine Tango.’
Layton says: ‘Absolutely exciting to confirm that I will be taking part in Britain’s most iconic dancing competition! It’s time to take it to the ballroom. I’m so excited to learn new skills from the best. Bring on the sequins… ALL the sequins!”
Krishnan says: ‘I’m surprised, delighted and slightly confused that I’m joining Strictly on the basis of ‘You only live once!’ I can’t wait to start dancing, but I’m a little worried about my general decline.”
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Eddy says: ‘WOW. Anyone who knows me understands that music and dance are so important and central to who I am. I’m so incredibly proud and honored that Strictly and the BBC have asked me to join the 2023 team. I promise I’ll give you everything I’ve got. This is going to be a VIBE.
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Angela says:I’m not particularly fit, I have no idea how my pelvic floor will react to this dancing. I’ve never danced, apart from drunkenly jiving at a wedding!’
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Adam says: ‘I can’t dance to save my life, but I like to learn and laugh with my professional. Take me to the dance floor… I can’t wait!’
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Nigel says: ‘I’m amazed, excited and terrified to be doing Strictly. As an armchair fan of the show, I watched in awe as people twisted and turned around the screen. And now it’s my turn…gulp!’
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Annabel says: ‘I’ve always loved watching Strictly and can’t quite believe I’m going to be part of this magical show – swapping tennis balls for glitter balls and I’m looking forward to finding some joy in the process.’