Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola have spoken about their ‘bond’ after Strictly (Picture: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire)
The Coronation Street actress, 22, and her pro partner, 31, won the glitterball trophy (which she’s since broken) after going up in the final against Bobby Brazier with Dianne Buswell and Layton Williams with Nikita Kuzmin.
However, they’ve still not confirmed whether a relationship has blossomed, though Ellie was quizzed about the rumours on This Morning.
Avoiding Craig Doyle asking twice whether their friendship had turned into a relationship, Ellie reflected on her win with Vito.
The couple, who are now joining the This Morning family and teaching couples to dance, spoke about how dancing is now a ‘huge part’ of her life and that she still ‘cannot believe’ she won.
The pair lifted the glitterball trophy last month (Picture: PA)
She said: ‘Dancing helps me in a lot of ways and it has become a huge part of my life. It’s something that I really, really fell in love with, and if we can kind of help people feel the same way then that is amazing.
‘I don’t think it will ever sink in, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.
‘I still cannot believe that we won. I have watched that video over and over and over again and I still can not believe it.’
‘You’re getting emotional!’ Vito pointed out.
She went on: ‘It was such an emotional time and it kind of feels like a dream.
Ellie spoke about how her confidence grew over the competition (Picture: PA)
‘It kind of feels like it didn’t happen but it was the best dream ever.’
She went on to talk about how her confidence was boosted during her time on Strictly, saying she ‘started as a girl and left a woman’.
‘I have grown in confidence so much and fallen in love with dancing so much.’
Craig then probed for a second time about whether Ellie and Vito were a couple, to which they commented on their ‘great relationship’ and revealed their plans for a tattoo.
While not confirming nor denying the rumours, the couple detailed the wild ink they’ve vowed to get together.
Ellie and Vito have yet to confirm any romance rumours (Picture: PA)
‘We made a promise,’ Vito began, explaining that if they made it to the final, they would get the matching tattoo.
‘But it was just a joke because we didn’t expect to get there,’ Ellie added.
After an inside joke and Vito’s love for parmagiana, the pair have decided to get a tattoo merging a picture of a bee, linking to Ellie’s home in Manchester, with an aubergine.
‘That is a symbol of our bond and our friendship.’
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV1. Strictly Come Dancing is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
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