EastEnders star Bobby Brazier has addressed rumours he is dating his Strictly Come Dancing co-star Ellie Leach following reports the pair had ‘secret dates’ during the show’s live tour
Bobby Brazier and Ellie Leach were spotted getting cosy on the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour, with romance rumours swirling.
The two soap stars met each other after taking part in the BBC dance competition last year. They have seen been touring the UK together along with the rest of their Strictly co-stars. While out on the road, it was rumoured Ellie, 22, and Bobby, 20, were dating. It came after the pair were said to have been on “secret dates” and were spotted holding hands.
Now, the Strictly tour has come to an end meaning the young stars are heading back out to glitzy showbiz events. Both EastEnders ‘ Bobby and former Coronation Street actress Ellie attended the TV Choice Awards on Monday night. While on the red carpet, Bobby appeared to squash any romance rumours with Ellie.
Speaking to The Sun, he called Ellie “beautiful” and “amazing” but added: “She is a lovely lovely friend of mine.” When pressed on any romance between them, he insisted: “She’s a lovely, lovely, lovely friend of mine.” Speaking on if their could ever be romance between them, Bobby admitted: “I don’t know…you’ll have to see what she says.”
Just a matter of days ago Bobby was spotted getting cosy with Ellie and her mum after the final stop on the Strictly tour. He was seen laughing and chatting with her mum. At one point, Bobby even held Ellie’s mum’s hand as they joined Ellie’s dad to head up to her room.
Last night, Elie’s professional partner Vito Coppola – who she has also been rumoured to have developed feelings for – shared an emotional video of the pair as they prepared for the final show. In a clip shared on Instagram, Vito was seen snuggling up to Ellie as he planted numerous kisses on her head. He said: “Baby, are we about to perform our last show together? I love you so much.” Ellie responded to the dancer: “Love you so much.”
Seemingly addressing that they were getting emotional, Vito further commented: “We always end up like this. It’s been an amazing tour. An amazing series. An amazing month.” He went on to say: “This was different with everyone.” He continued: “We are going to dance one last time.” Ellie confirmed: “Our last time.” The pair suggested that their last dance would be an American smooth. Vito added in the clip: “But we are happy because we gave our 110% percent.”
Ellie said: “And we’ve been lucky to have this experience together.” Just last month Ellie and Vito finally addressed intense romance rumours between them both. Speaking exclusively to The Mirror, Vito said: “We have a great relationship and honestly when you just find people, not just me and Ellie but their family which I love. You just find these people that you think are going to stay in my life forever, in each others lives forever. And all the family and the dogs.”
Ellie added: “And the dogs, yes Rufus!” Vito continued: “We are going no where, don’t worry I am going to annoy you every single day, every week and every single year.” When asked by The Mirror if they mean as friends, Ellie replied: “Yes,” as Vito added: “Yes as good friends.”
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