BBC Strictly Come Dancing's Vito Coppola says 'let me explain' as he shows fans what people 'may not know' about

Strictly Come Dancing's Vito Coppola
Strictly Come Dancing's Vito Coppola -Credit:Vito Coppola Instagram

Vito Coppola has opened up to fans about what they 'may not know' about his life as the Strictly Come Dancing star took a break from filming. The dancer is currently touring the country with a number of his co-stars from the BBC One dance contest.

Some of the show's professional dancers have been bringing the Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals tour to venues up and down the country. As well as Vito the other talented professional dancers taking part are Karen Hauer, Dianne Buswell, Nancy Xu, Graziano Di Prima, Carlos Gu, Gorka Marquez, Nikita Kuzmin, Jowita Przystal, Neil Jones, Michelle Tsiakkos and Luba Mushtuk.

During a recent day off, Vito decided to take part in a question-and-answer session with his fans as the tour group arrived in Blackpool. And being at the seaside resort led to him being asked about his memories of Blackpool to which he said: "Let me explain..."

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"Many of you asked me what memories Blackpool bring to me... Well let me explain to you better through my next stories," he typed against a plain backdrop on his Instagram Story.

He then shared a post from last year's trip to Blackpool with Strictly in which he could be seen sitting among a bunch of plush teddy bears which formed part of his fairground-themed routine with actress Ellie Leach, with whom he lifted the Glitterball trophy weeks later in the series' grand final.

But Vito went on to share a video of him as a young dancer and alongside the grainy footage he said: "What people may not know is that in 2008, at the age of 15, I won the competition in the category Junior in the same exact place," tagging the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

The 31-year-old continued: "I would never imagine to step and dance on the same floor 14 years later. I am grateful and I'm getting emotional right now just writing these words... Thank you beautiful people for all your love."

Vito shared footage of himself competing in Blackpool as a teen -Credit:Vito Coppola Instagram
Vito shared footage of himself competing in Blackpool as a teen -Credit:Vito Coppola Instagram

It comes after Vito revealed that he's also been joined by another special guest as he travels the country as Strictly's reigning champ. Sharing a snap of himself and his lookalike younger brother Jonathan on Instagram, Vito penned a sweet message in view of his 314,000 followers.

"No words to describe the relationship of two brothers. The unconditional love!", the dance star began. Vito added: "I am always fascinated to know what other people think about family relationships, whether they are siblings, parents, uncles or grandparents... To my little brother, to whom I love immeasurable, with me in every step of my life."

Jonathan was quick to respond to the post, writing in the comments: "Forever and ever by your side. Every emotion you have, positive or negative, becomes mine.. your victories are mine as are my falls, and whenever it takes I will be there to fight for you and with you because your happiness generates mine. Love you!"