Strictly Come Dancing is in full swing, and we’re obsessed with the glitz and glamor of the ballroom. But what concerns us, even more, are the dating rumors between Ellie Leitch and Vito Coppola.
The Coronation Street actor and professional dancer have been keeping viewers speculating about their relationship status, but now her former co-star has clearly hinted that they are officially a couple.
Are Strictly’s Vito and Ellie together, or just a social media speculation? Find everything you need to know in the next section.
Are Ellie and Vito Dancing Together on Strictly Come Dancing?
Vito, a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing, was partnered with Coronation’s Ellie in the first week of the series of the BBC competition and received almost a perfect score for her dancing skills.
Romance rumors soon began to spread, with the Daily Star reporting on November 3 that their relationship was “bigger than what the cameras captured.”
“Vito and Ellie’s relationship is more than just a dance performance,” a source told the magazine. “It’s become personal, heartfelt, and real. There’s a distinct glow and a noticeable warmth around them during rehearsals.”
This was announced after Vito paid tribute to Ellie in an Instagram video, writing, “And to you, my Lulu… I’m so proud of you, and you know how much I believe in you, so just keep moving forward and keep working hard like you already do every day.
“I’m fine, baby,” he added, to which Ellie commented, “I love you, I love you, I love you.”
Now, her former ‘Strictly’ co-star Amanda Abbington has basically confirmed that Ellie and Vito are indeed a couple!
In the Strictly duo’s Instagram post celebrating the result on Sunday night (November 5), Amanda commented: “I’m so proud of you both. You guys are the most beautiful couple!”
Ellie’s Reply to Vito’s Loving Post
Vito and Ellie also sparked speculations that they were then good friends after Vito wrote a gushing post about his dance partner, writing: “To you my Lulu.
I am so proud of you and you know how much I believe in you so just keep going and keep working hard as you are already doing every day. You are doing great baby.” Ellie replied: “Love you love you love you,” with a string of heart emojis.
‘My Baby’ Instagram Post
Vito recently caused a stir after sharing a selfie of himself while referring to Ellie as his “baby”. He wrote: “Just finished another day of rehearsal! Well done to my baby @ellielouiseleach.”
He followed it up with a video of them pair, chatting with his arm around her as they chatted about their performances, with Vito telling Ellie he made her really proud.
Who is Vito Coppola?
Vito Coppola is an Italian dancer who has been dancing as a professional since he was six years old. He won many awards since Vito won his first contest at the age of 10. Vito wowed the judges with his dancing skills and won numerous awards.
The talented star has won 11 Latin American titles, reached three World Cup finals, and won the European Cup. This young star speaks native Italian and is also fluent in with English, Russian, as well as Spanish. Impressive!
Are Ellie and Vito Dating? Their Final Take
Things then came to a head when Ellie and Vito were spotted dancing very closely together during rehearsals, and the professional even gave her a cheeky kiss during the live show on Saturday night.
However, now addressing the rumors, Ellie insisted that all these signs are just evidence of their “deep friendship”.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, she insisted: “It was only a kiss on the cheek. He gives me a kiss on the cheek every Saturday!
“We really, really get along, and we have a lovely friendship. I hope we can continue that. We’ve got a really good relationship where we kind of know what the other needs.”
Vito added that he is a “very, very warm person”, and continued: “I just like to hug. But no, we’re a good team.” On Sunday’s results show, Vito also explained the reasons behind his nickname for Ellie.
“I think for me Ellie is like a diamond, but not like a normal diamond; she is this rough diamond that you need to put under pressure and shine the front and the sides,” he told host Claudia Winkleman. “At the moment, we are in between the shiny and the rough!”
Whatever the nature of their relationship, it’s certainly working wonders for their dance routines. The paid are going from strength to strength on the show, last week scoring 35 out of 40 for their Rumba to Cyndi Lauper’s True Colours, which saw them finish second on the leaderboard.