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Ellie Leach’s mum breaks silence on Strictly romance rumours

Ellie Leach’s mum breaks silence on Strictly romance rumours

The mum of Strictly Come Dancing 2023 star Ellie Leach has shed some light on her daughter’s connection to her dance partner, Vito Coppola. Ellie and Vito wowed in Blackpool on Saturday night (November 18) as they were just one point short of full marks.

Fan favourite duo Ellie and Vito danced the Charleston to Love Machine by Girls Aloud whilst donning matching pink and blue outfits, scoring a staggering 39 out of 40 for their routine. After wowing the crowd and the judges with their highly energetic dance routine, Vito planted a kiss on Ellie as he told her: “We’ve won, baby.”

Vito’s comment appeared to be a nod towards the funfair theme of their dance, during which former Coronation Street actress Ellie won a giant cuddly toy, the Manchester Evening News reports. As the judges gave their verdict, head judge Shirley Ballas praised the couple as she said that the Charleston was “extremely difficult”, with Craig Revel Horwood saying the routine was one of the “hardest Charlestons” he had ever seen on Strictly.

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Fans watching at home thought that Ellie and Vito “should have” been given a perfect score. Following their showstopping performance, Ellie’s mum, Karen, has opened up about how Vito has helped bring her daughter out of her shell.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Karen said: “Yes, we definitely feel like we’re watching her grow up in front of our eyes. She seems to have blossomed into a beautiful, young, confident woman — although she will always be our little girl.”

Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola hugging on the Strictly dancefloor
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The 50-year-old added: “Even though Vito is teaching her to dance, he has also been helping her focus on her self-confidence and inner strengths, which is something she has always suffered with growing up. They have formed such a wonderful friendship and have a great connection on the dance floor.”

And Vito has also been welcomed with open arms into the Leach family home in Bury. “He is such fun to be around and so confident. He has spent dinner with us on a few occasions. Wow, he can eat,” Karen revealed to the publication. “It is great for me as I am a feeder, so he fits in just fine.

“He loves to hang around over my shoulder while I’m cooking to see what ingredients I’m putting together. It is lovely having him over. He has such a lovely aura about him,” she added.

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