BBC Strictly Come Dancing's Ellie Leach shares 'safe space' with fans after tears over ex

Strictly Come Dancing's Ellie Leach
Strictly Come Dancing's Ellie Leach -Credit:Ellie Louise Leach Instagram

Ellie Leach appeared to be feeling the zen as she shared her 'safe space' with fans after being seen in tears on TV over her exit. The Strictly Come Dancing winner is currently travelling up and down the country in her first-ever stage role.

Ellie, 23, is playing Miss Scarlett in Cluedo 2 - The Next Chapter after taking over the role from Helen Flanagan who had to pull out before rehearsals began for 'medical reasons'. But while she's on the road most of the time, the former Coronation Street star has been trying to come home to Manchester wherever she can.

And the actress, who shot to fame playing Faye Windass in the ITV soap, took to Instagram on Monday (April 15) and appeared to suggest that she was having a rather relaxing evening in.

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Sharing a photo of a flower and a candle inside am adorable house-shaped holder to her Instagram Story, Ellie wrote that she was in her "safe space." She picked the song Care by Sonder to add a musical soundtrack to the image as she shared it with her 427,000 followers.

Meanwhile, the former soap star was flooded with compliments as she gave a 'serious' update. Ellie posted a snap from a recent photoshoot to her main grid in which she could be seen giving a blank stare towards the camera while wearing a trilby hat boasting a a veil. She posed with her hands in her pockets as she looked over her shoulder and said: "Some monday seriousness."

@sentiments_and_sparkles said: "Stunning." @abbielunn_wearenude commented: "Oh my god you look meggaaa." @hinds_joanne wrote: "Wow Ellie just wow. Another stunning photo." @hewardpam replied: "What an amazing look. Just wow." @jules.h1721 added: "Aww Ellie you're so beautiful."

Ellie's return to social media comes after she was seen breaking down in tears over her ex cheating on her on the debut of Drama Queens. The new show aired its first episode on ITVBe last Wednesday night (April 10) and stars Ellie alongside fellow soap stars including Lucy Fallon, Amy Walsh and her real-life cousin Brooke Vincent.

The eight-part reality series will give fans a glimpse into the real lives of some of the nation's favourite soap stars as they juggle their busy filming schedules with photo shoots, award ceremonies and their family lives. In the first episode, the 23-year-old spoke about her experiences over the past year after leaving the cobbles and winning the 2023 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Ellie, who won the latest series of the BBC dance contest with her pro partner Vito Coppola, was seen in floods of tears after she opened up about her ex boyfriend. Comforted by her mum Karen, Ellie shared how she felt after her ex spoke out publicly about their relationship and admitted he had cheated on her.

Speaking on the ITVBe show, Ellie said: "An email was sent to my agent and it said 'I just wanted to let you know that Ellie Leach's ex has chatted to us. He's really nice about Ellie and says she's perfect. He also admits to cheating on her. Thank you."

Ellie then added: "It was just a shock. I was like what?," before breaking down in tears. Consoled by her mum, she then continued: "I can truly, truly say that I gave someone my everything. And if that's not enough, then it's not enough. But i'm sure it will be enough for somebody else."