BBC Strictly Come Dancing's Ellie Leach hails support as she lifts lid on split

Ellie Leach regularly keeps fans updated on her social media channels
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Strictly Come Dancing's Ellie Leach has hailed the support she received after her break-up.

The former Coronation Street star split from her ex-partner, Reagan Pettman, last year before she embarked on her Strictly journey. Ellie was in tears as she opened up about the split on ITVbe programme Soap Queens.

The 22-year-old regularly keeps fans updated with her life away from the screen on Instagram. She has conducted a fan Q&A today and shared how she coped with the breakup after a fan question.

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She said: "I was so lucky to have such a supportive family and friends around me, especially this one Jade Mcivor. Time is a healer and surrounding yourself with people who are good for your soul helps massively.

"I also think Strictly helped a lot, focusing my mind on something completely new and different and keeping busy but also allow yourself to feel said if you need to, it's a process."

Ellie responded to a fan's question on Instagram
Ellie responded to a fan's question on Instagram -Credit:Instagram/@ellielouiseleach

Ellie went on to lift the Glitterball on Strictly as she triumphed with dance partner, Vito Coppola. She revealed she misses the show as she told fans in the Q&A: "It's so amazing the joy that dancing brings."

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