There’s rumours of a romance on Strictly Come Dancing this year between Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola.
Sparks have reportedly been flying between the EastEnders actress and her pro partner behind the scenes.
The couple have been topping the leaderboard with their impressive routines with sources claiming their pairing is “bigger than what the camera captures”.
Are Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola dating?
Spilling about Ellie and Vito’s relationship, a source told the Daily Star newspaper: “Vito and Ellie’s connection is more than dance showmanship. It’s turned personal, heartfelt, real. There’s a unique glow around them in rehearsals, a palpable warmth.”
Meanwhile the pair themselves have spent the week exchanging gushing posts about each other on social media.
Vito said of Ellie: “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,” with the soap star replying back a message full of heart emojis: “Love you love you love you.”
Other Strictly stars have also commented on the pair’s chemistry, with Amanda Abbington posting: “Stunning. So proud of the both of you. You are the most beautiful couple.”
Ellie responds to Vito romance rumours
But despite the rumours and loved up posts on social media, neither Ellie nor Vito have officially commented on if they’re actually an item just yet.
In a recent interview, she said: “There is always speculation about the couples on Strictly. But honestly we are just so busy dancing.”
And she added: “Vito is wild. But that’s what makes every single day such fun. I’d never done anything like this before, but he’s such a great teacher and great human that he gives me the confidence. Vito has encouraged me to come out of my comfort zone.”
For now, the pair will be competing to make it through to the semi-final in tonight’s musicals week. Ellie and Vito will be dancing the Quickstep to Belle from Beauty And The Beast
As ever, each week the celebrity and professionals take to the floor hoping they have what it takes to impress the judges and fans at home.
The performances will be marked by Strictly Come Dancing panel line up of Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas before viewers vote.
You can watch the series via BBC iPlayer.