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Strictly's Amanda Abbington 'confirms' Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola are dating

Strictly's Amanda Abbington 'confirms' Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola are dating

The former Strictly contestant seemed to have let it slip

There's been a whole load of drama and buzz surrounding this year's season of Strictly Come Dancing and things don't seem to be dying down anytime soon.

From Amanda Abbington's shock departure from the show to Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell's 'emotional week' - Strictly has been, in short, some proper good telly to cosy up to.

And the latest sees Sherlock star Amanda 'confirm' that fellow contestants Coronation Street actor Ellie Leach, 22, and professional dancer Vito Coppola, 31, are now dating.

The pair achieved a near-perfect score of an impressive 39 with their dazzling performance of the American Smooth to Robbie Williams' smash-hit 'Ain't That Kick In the Head' over the weekend (4 November).

Yesterday (6 November), the dancing duo took to Instagram to share a joint message to their adoring fans accompanied by a photo of them gracing the ballroom, after they topped the leaderboard for a second time, and made it through to the next round.

The caption read: "Thank you, thank you, thank you.

"What a magical night, we are so grateful for all of your support and we’re soooo happy to be through to another week on that strictly dancefloor."

Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola received a near-perfect score of 39 over the weekend.

Many fans and fellow celebs rushed in to congratulate the pair, including co-star Zara McDermott writing: "So proud of you this week I watched you with the biggest smile on my face ever, fave look of the series too!!! Just beautiful xxxx."

Amanda, who was confirmed to have left the show last month (23 October) for 'personal reasons', also offered her praise but seemed to have confirmed that Ellie and Vito were more than just dance partners.

"Stunning," she penned. "So proud of the both of you."

The pair took to Instagram to thank their fans for their continued support.

Accompanied with a series of red heart emojis, the 51-year-old added: "You are the most beautiful couple!"

Amanda's comment comes a week after Vito, who has just celebrated his first year of living in the UK, referred to Ellie as 'My Lulú' and said he never expected to 'feel so loved' in a sweet video.

In the video, the dancer addressed Ellie and added: "I am so proud of you and you know how much I believe in you.

Amanda Abbington called the dancing duo the 'most beautiful couple'.

"Just keep working hard as you are already doing every day. You are doing great baby. Have a good rest tonight and make sure you eat properly. See you tomorrow for another beautiful day together."

Strictly Come Dancing continues this Saturday (11 November) at 6:05pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Tyla has reached out to Ellie Leach's representatives and Vito Coppola for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@ellielouiseleach/BBC

Topics: Strictly Come Dancing, BBC, Sex and Relationships, TV And Film, Social media, Instagram