Strictly Come Dancing stars Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola are accused of ‘faking’ their romance to gain popularity on the BBC show: ‘The hope is they will endear themselves to the nation’
Romance rumors have been going on for weeks.
But despite all the kisses, moments of PDA and the professional dancer the actress calls his “diamond,” Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola haven't publicly confirmed their romance.
And reports now claim the couple are not in fact dating, faking their romance to gain popularity with the competition.
According to The sun a source revealed that their close relationship is just a 'showmance' and there is no truth behind it.
They said: 'Vito is an experienced professional and knows what he is doing. He and Ellie had an instant friendship and a great bond, but it was definitely not sexual.”
Strictly star's Ellie Leach, 22, and Vito Coppola, 31, are reportedly 'faking' their romance to gain popularity on the dancing show, The Sun has reported
According to The Sun, a source revealed that their close relationship is just a 'showmance' and there is no truth behind it
The source further suggested that once Vito realized the attention the couple's intimate bond was receiving from the public, the couple decided to run with it.
They continued: 'Vito mainly wanted to let people draw their own conclusions.
'By making people think they are together, they hope they will further endear themselves to the nation.”
Meanwhile, the pair continued to fuel romance rumors as they made a cozy appearance on Strictly's spin-off show It Takes Two on Wednesday.
The pair drove fans wild with their passionate Argentine Tango performance on Saturday night, leaving viewers convinced they were about to kiss as they were left hanging after the dance ended.
And Vito, 31, and Ellie, 22, did little to quash the speculation as they performed a tactile display that saw the professional dancer touch her arm and call her a “shiny diamond.”
In a videotape played during the show, Vito called Ellie a “shining diamond” ready for the “perfect ring.”
He said, 'I see Ellie as a diamond in the rough and you see this diamond shine and shine and shine and then it's ready to be set on the perfect ring.'
Romance rumors have been going on for weeks. But despite all the kissing, moments of PDA and professional dancer calling the actress his “diamond,” Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola have not publicly confirmed their romance.
The source revealed: 'By tricking people into thinking they are together, they hope they will further endear themselves to the nation'
Still, the couple did little to quell romantic speculation during It Takes Two on Wednesday as they performed a tactile display that included the professional dancer touching her arm and calling her a “shiny diamond.”
Ellie and Vito were pictured taking a taxi together as they left their dance studio in London
The two will perform the Quickstep to Belle from Beauty And The Beast during the musical week.
It comes after Ellie and Vito shared a joint post on Instagram where they posed together for several cozy snaps.
In an instant, Vito wrapped his arms around Ellie and rested his head on hers, holding her face in another hand as he leaned in for a kiss.
Alongside the post, he wrote: 'Live the present and be grateful for what you have in life. Be happy that you wake up every morning and appreciate the little things. This is what makes real happiness'.
“These are the words that Lulú and I keep repeating to each other.”
Ellie commented on the post and wrote: 'Always live in the present and appreciate the little things, so happy and grateful for this experience with you xxx'.