BBC Strictly Come Dancing's Ellie Leach confesses love to crying co-star as dance journey comes to an end
Ellie Leach has been heard confessing her love to her Strictly Come Dancing co-star as their dancing journey came to an end. While it's now been two months since the actress lifted the coveted Glitterball trophy in the final of the BBC One show, her Strictly journey was far from over.
Ellie, who was the youngest-ever winner of the dance contest at the age of 22 when she and professional dance partner Vito Coppola won at the end of the 2023 series, has been touring the country together after they were reunited in January for the first time since they emerged victorious back in December after facing Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin and Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell.
But after the Glitterball was lifted and the sparkles had settled on another epic series, the three final couples were able to enjoy their time together as they performed for thousands in arenas across the country alongside fellow 2023 co-stars Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Angela Scanlon, Annabel Croft and Angela Rippon.
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And after three weeks of performing in nine different cities up and down the country, the string of live shows came to an end on Sunday night (February 11) at London's O2 Arena.
Meanwhile backstage, after getting their 19th win of the tour which saw audience members vote for their winners during each show, it was Layton and Nikita who were crowned the tour's overall winners after being announced as the winners for the 19th time.
EastEnders star Bobby and Dianne finished runners-up with 9 out of 31 show wins while Ellie and Vito finished in third place with three wins despite finishing the