Strictly's Ellie Leach opens up about Vito Coppola relationship: 'I couldn't do this without you. You have changed my life'

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11 Dec 2023, 12:46

Strictly's Ellie Leach opens up about Vito Coppola: 'I couldn't do this without you. You have changed my life'

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Strictly Come Dancing star Ellie Leach has expressed her strong feelings towards partner Vito Coppola. The Coronation Street actress spoke about her rumoured love interest and how strongly she feels towards him.

The soap star, who has made it through to the upcoming Strictly finals, admitted that he has 'changed' her life.

Ellie told him in front of host Claudia Winkleman: "Thank you so much for being the best partner, the best friend, always making me laugh, always picking me up when I feel down, always pushing me to put all that hard work in.

Ellie Leach opens up about Vito Coppola relationship

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"Without you, I couldn't have done this experience at all. You have changed my life."

Vito told followers on social media: "THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. We don’t have words to describe our happiness and the words thank you are not enough to describe our gratitude to all of you beautiful people. If we are here today and if we will dance next week the final is because of you.Every single of you who believed in us and supported us, every single vote of yours is making this journey the most amazing and incredible ever!

"We promise to you all that we will give as always our best, and we will give triple of the energy, effort, commitment and everything we can do to express our gratitude. We are super grateful from our hearts.While writing this post the tears are in the eyes. Lulú what can I say… I am so happy to have the possibility to dance with you for another week and have the pleasure to lead you on the dance floor. I am so proud of you.

Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola

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"You are my warrior! You are really blossoming and now you can show to the entire world how amazing you are, but mostly you will prove to yourself that you are an amazing butterfly.

"So for this week just spread your wings and let’s fly. I promise to give you my best of the best for this next week, because I want it to be forever memorable in our memories."

Last month, Vito posted a photo on Instagram of the pair up-close-and-personal during a routine. He wrote: "This journey is becoming more special every week.

"Through the dances and playing different characters we are able to discover many different sides of us, and I personally think that that's what life is, a journey to get to know ourselves better."

Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola thank fans for voting for them

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He added: "I am so so proud of you @ellielouiseleach and the woman you are becoming.

"Weeks ago I met a girl, and now look at you and I am sure that you still have much more to show and much more to say Lulu. Everyone is proud of you but mostly you have to be proud of yourself, because you and only you know all the sacrifices and the commitment needed to perform in that way, for someone who has never danced before. Brava Lulu keep going and let's keep danciiiiing."

Bobby Brazier and Annabel Croft landed in the dreaded dance off but it was time for Annabel to exit the ballroom, leaving Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin, plus Ellie and Vito in the Strictly Come Dancing final.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Final will air live on Saturday 16th December at 7.00pm, on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.