Coronation Street's Ellie Leach split from boyfriend Reagan Pettman earlier this year but has since moved on with professional dance partner Vito Coppola.

The Strictly Come Dancing star ended her relationship with Reagan in May amid cheating claims.

Ellie and Reagan were together for five years, and it's believed she joined Strictly to help mend her broken heart.

Now, her dance partner Vito Coppola, 31, seems to be bringing out the best in her as Ellie told The Mirror how Vito is helping boost her confidence.

She shared: "Self-confidence is something I've always struggled with. As an actor, people don't see that they think you're this confident person and you can do anything. I'm hoping Strictly will bring that for me, push me and make me realise I'm capable of things.

"Vito has taught me so much already. He tells me, 'It's a competition with yourself. If you're tired, fight it, if you're stressed, fight it'. I also don't praise myself enough, I just focus on the wrong. But then he'll say to me, 'Yeah, but you just did that…'

Speaking about her past heartbreak, Ellie said: "Being cheated on was upsetting, but now's the perfect time to put my all into Strictly and give that 500%."

But it seems the pair might be getting closer, as Ellie also praised her dance partner and his amazing "cuddles".

Ellie and Vito's romance was seemingly confirmed when Strictly co-star Amanda Abbington commented they were the "most beautiful couple".

The actress shared a snap of herself and Vito from Saturday night's show and captioned it: "Thank you, thank you, thank you.

"What a magical night, we are so grateful for all of your support and we’re soooo happy to be through to another week on that strictly dancefloor."

Fans were quickly drawn to Amanda's comment below, which read: "Stunning. So proud of the both of you. You are the most beautiful couple!"

The pair were seen looking cosy when they appeared on The One Show earlier this week and have also shared cuddles on the way to and from their Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals.

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