Ellie Leach had the sweetest phrases for Vito Coppola as she mirrored on their Strictly journey (Image: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing professional Vito Coppola was left speechless after Ellie Leach made the sweetest confession.
The previous Coronation Road actress, 22, and Italian dance star, 31, have been engulfed by romance rumours over current weeks, what with their affectionate shows and lovable declarations.
Vito has repeatedly kissed Ellie on the face and they’re perpetually wrapping their arms round each other, whether or not it’s in interviews or on public outings.
So, it’ll come as no shock that Ellie had essentially the most loving phrases for Vito when reflecting on her Strictly expertise.
Nicely, the declaration did come as a shock to Vito, who burst into tears and, uncharacteristically, didn’t know what to say.
After crusing via to the ultimate because of the general public vote – together with Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin – Ellie was requested what she want to say to her companion.
Vito pulled Ellie in for a hug (Image: BBC)
He then smothered her with kisses on the face (Image: BBC)
‘Thanks a lot for being the most effective companion, the most effective pal, all the time making me snigger, all the time selecting me up after I really feel down, all the time pushing me to place all that onerous work in,’ she instructed Vito.
‘With out you, I couldn’t have executed this expertise in any respect.’
‘You’ve gotten modified my life,’ Ellie added with a smile.
The professional shortly pulled her into an embrace and kissed her on the cheek twice.
‘Vito, girls and gents, is now misplaced for phrases, maintain that,’ presenter Claudia joked, given how the much-loved Strictly star is usually rambling at 1,000,000 miles per hour.
‘You okay, child?’, she requested sweetly.
‘No, sure,’ Vito replied along with his thumb up, inflicting Ellie to giggle.
The Italian professional was speechless after Ellie mentioned he had ‘modified [her] life’ (Image: BBC)
Talking about the way it feels to have made the Strictly 2023 last – in addition to Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell, who had been saved within the dance-off – Vito added that he’s ‘over the moon’.
‘I’m simply so comfortable!’, he exclaimed.
Ellie and Vito have maintained that their relationship is only platonic, with Ellie just lately quizzed after Vito gave her a peck on the cheek following their judges’ feedback for his or her paso doble.
‘It was solely a kiss on the cheek. He offers me a kiss on the cheek each Saturday! It was positively on the cheek,’ she instructed OK!.
‘We actually, actually get alongside and we’ve a stunning friendship. I hope we are able to proceed that.’
She added: ‘We’ve obtained a extremely good relationship the place we form of know what the opposite wants. Vito even lets me have energy naps throughout coaching.’
The pair sailed via to the ultimate after two epic semi-final dances (Image: PA)
Might Ellie be leaving Strictly 2023 with a boyfriend and the glitterball subsequent week? (Image: PA)
Whereas most Strictly followers are totally obsessive about their partnership, not everyone seems to be satisfied by the Ellie and Vito romance rumours.
The truth is, some consider the duo are ‘faking’ it to garner extra votes.
It has been claimed that their lovey-dovey behaviour is ‘all for present’, with a supply saying: ‘Vito is an skilled professional, and is aware of what he’s doing.’
‘He and Ellie had an instantaneous friendship and a fantastic connection, but it surely positively wasn’t sexual.
‘Nevertheless, as soon as viewers picked up on their connection, Vito particularly was eager to let individuals leap to their very own conclusions,’ they added when chatting with The Solar.
The insider additionally mentioned: ‘By letting individuals suppose they’re collectively, the hope is that they’ll additional endear themselves to the nation.
Viewers are obsessive about their lovable relationship (Image: Instagram)
…nonetheless, not everybody thinks their romance is real (Image: Instagram)
‘A couple of others on the present suppose it’s a bit cynical however they genuinely are having lots of enjoyable collectively.’
Ellie and Vito will carry out three final dances in subsequent weekend’s last as they battle it out towards West Finish star Layton and EastEnders actor Bobby with the hopes of lifting the glitterball trophy.
The Strictly Come Dancing 2023 last airs Saturday on BBC One and iPlayer.