BBC Strictly fans gush over 'perfect' Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola reunion on 'special day'

-Credit: (Image: Ellie Leach Instagram)
-Credit: (Image: Ellie Leach Instagram)


Coronation Street star Ellie Leach and her Strictly Come Dancing partner Vito Coppola left fans emotional as they shared a look at their 'perfect' reunion last week.

The pair, who met on the latest series of the BBC competition, stole the nation's hearts with their blossoming friendship and went on to win the coveted glitterball trophy back in December.

Since their victory, the couple, who were rumoured to be dating during the show but went on to dismiss the rumours, have parted ways to pursue their own projects. However, they remain close friends and have spoken on numerous occasions about the 'love' they have for each other.

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Last week, the stars aligned when the pair found themselves performing in separate projects, but in the same city and the same building. Ellie is currently performing across the UK in Cluedo 2 - The Next Chapter playing Miss Scarlett, while Vito is currently starring in the Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals tour.

On Thursday, May 23, the pair were both performing in Nottingham and enjoyed a reunion, with Ellie getting to watch Vito's matinee performance before her own show, and Vito getting to visit Ellie on set.

Now, Ellie and Vito have both posted an adorable photo of their reunion to Instagram. Standing on stage in front of an empty theatre, Ellie is seen with her arms wrapped around Vito, who was wearing a fluffy blue dressing gown and some brown slippers. The pair both had beaming smiles on their faces as they leaned in towards each other.

Ellie wrote alongside the image: "Performing in the same building, at the same time, just on different stages! With each other wherever we go, love you." Vito replied with: "Love you baby It has been such a lovely and special day… I am editing all the videos we have done for my next vlog."

The sweet snap left fans gushing over the adorable moment. One commented: "Just love the friendship you both have." Another said: "Just perfect, what you two have is so special."

Ellie and Vito lifting the glitterball trophy after their victory -Credit:PA
Ellie and Vito lifting the glitterball trophy after their victory -Credit:PA

A third wrote: "You two were made for each other love you both," while a fourth commented: "So sweet together, beautiful friendship."

Ellie, 23, had previously shared an update on their get-together as she made a post-show dash from Nottingham to London ready for an appearance on ITV's Lorraine on Friday morning (May 24). As she sat in the back of a car going from destination to destination, the former soap star opened up about how seeing the Strictly cast in action stirred up a few different emotions.

"I did got to watch the Strictly Professionals live tour this afternoon and it was amazing, as you can all imagine," she said. "It was just wonderful. They are incredible but as I was watching it, I just felt super, super emotional," Ellie continued.

"I think that I just, I know I always say it, but I just feel so lucky to have been able to be part of all that and it just made me feel emotional the fact that I had that experience and that I'm probably never going to experience anything like that again. So yeah, I'm just feeling super lucky to have had that experience but also really emotional that I'm never going to have it again. It makes me sad!"

But her smile widened as she spoke about seeing Vito do what he does best. "Obviously watching Vito dance, I could just watch any of the professionals, I could watch them all day but Vito, I just love him and it was so, so nice to see him," Ellie said.