BBC Strictly star Vito praises 'strong' partner Ellie as he reflects on 'special' bond

professional Vito Coppola took to today to praise his “strong, independent” dance partner .

Coronation Street star Ellie, 22, is one of the front-runners on this year’s series of the BBC show and part of that has been down to the incredible chemistry she has to the Italian dancer, 31.

Sharing a clip of the Argentine Tango they performed this weekend, Vito paid a special tribute to Ellie in view of his 251,000 followers.

The video in question showed the pair’s faces within touching distance of each other as they finished off their steamy routine, which was set to the song Bills, Bills, Bills by Destiny’s Child.

Beside it, Vito penned: “What an intense week it was… We enjoyed so much! It was different from the usual Argentine tango in different ways… Lulú was the strong and independent woman who is in control.

“This journey is becoming more special every week,” he continued. “Through the dances and playing different characters we are able to discover many different sides of us, and I personally think that that’s what life is, a journey to get to know ourselves better…

“I am so so proud of you @ellielouiseleach and the woman you are becoming. Weeks ago I met a girl, and now look at you,” he added with a heart emoji.

“And I am sure that you still have much more to show and much more to say Lulú.

“Everyone is proud of you but mostly you have to be proud of yourself, because you and only you know all the sacrifices and the commitment needed to perform in that way, for someone who has Never danced before.

“Brava Lulú,” he added with a clapping emoji. “Keep going and let’s keep danciiiiing.” (sic)

He then went on to thank fans for their votes as well as choreographers Leandro Palou and Maria Tsiatsiani.

Vito also revealed that he and Ellie are “so excited” for their musicals week dance, but did not give any clues as to what the routine might be.

Ellie took to the comments section to share her gratitude with Vito, writing: “Thank you for being you @vitocoppola.

Posting a heart emoji, she continued: “I’m so proud of our journey so far and i can’t wait to continue dancing with you!!!!!! Musicals week here we come.”

She then added: “Thank you @maria_tsiatsiani_official & @leandropalou1 this would not have been possible without you both, incredible teachers and wonderful human beings, thank you for trusting us with this incredible choreography and performance, i loved it.” (sic)

Strictly Come Dancing continues this weekend at 7.25pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.


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