STRICTLY Come Dancing couple Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola have sparked romance rumours as they cuddle up for a VERY flirty chat.
The pair who have been dancing their socks off in rehearsals, oozed chemistry as they shared secrets about each other.
The couple will be hitting the dance floor on Saturday night after rehearsals
It would be easy to mistake them for a married couple as they giggled and gazed into each other’s eyes during an interview with The Sun.
“You are the most genuine and loving person ever, ever. You give the best cuddles and I’m excited to see the bonds that we build over the course of our Strictly journey,” Ellie gushed as she grinned at Vito.
With his arm wrapped tightly around the actress, Vito, 30, told The Sun that they both jumped for joy when they were partnered up.
“We ran to each other like a slow mo running like in the movie, I was so happy,” he said.
“We jump, well, she jumped on me, and we twisted and we make the first lift of our Strictly journey already.”
They also spoke about how Ellie, 22, has already suffered physically for her new-found talent.
“Her skin is so sensitive that she bruises so fast. But every bruise from our rehearsal is like the transformation of the dance,” Vito explained.
“Yeah, it’s part of our journey,” Ellie agreed.
“Because sometimes you take the arms and you lift, and then you say ‘oh I got this bruise becuase of the lift’ and I said it almost make me so proud,” Vito laughed, with his hand over his heart.
The former Coronation Street actress split up from her boyfriend in May this year.
The Faye Windass actress split with boyfriend Reagan Pettman after five years together, in the same month that she left the ITV soap.
The pair went their separate ways after Ellie learnt Reagan had cheated on her.
Despite her heartache, sources have told The Mirror that landing a role on Strictly Come Dancing put a smile back on her face.
One said: “Ellie has had a hard few months. Leaving Corrie was emotional for her because she loved the show and the cast so much.
“And then on top of that she learned that Reagan had gone behind her back, and they split up. It was very sad, but for her the trust was gone and there was no way back for them as a couple.
“Ellie is a really positive person and always has a smile on her face – but it’s been a difficult time. That’s why it was brilliant that she has landed Strictly, it has really given her something to smile about.”
Vito, who is also single, enjoyed a few ‘casual dates’ with former Strictly star Helen Skelton earlier this year.
A source told The Mirror claimed at the time: “Helen and Vito were good friends during Strictly, but really bonded on tour.
“There were two buses for the cast – the party bus and the quiet bus.
“They spent a lot of time chatting on the quiet bus and getting to know each other. They have a lot in common – a love of the outdoors, for example.”
But it appears that the pair decided to stay as just friends.
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