Ellie Leach’s Dual Life
Ellie Leach, the beloved actress known for her role on Coronation Street, is currently experiencing the thrill of competing on Strictly Come Dancing.
While she has won the hearts of the nation through her portrayal of Faye Windass on the long-running soap, she decided to embark on a new challenge in the world of dance after spending 14 years on the cobbles.
A Decade on Coronation Street
Ellie Leach made her debut on Coronation Street back in 2011, captivating audiences at the tender age of ten. Over the years, viewers have witnessed her character, Faye Windass, navigate through a series of dramatic storylines, including bullying, teenage pregnancy, meeting her father for the first time, and much more.
Transition to the Dancefloor
With over a decade of experience on the iconic soap opera, Ellie Leach felt the need for a fresh challenge and set her sights on the realm of dance.
Joining the cast of Strictly Come Dancing, a show known for its glitzy performances and intricate choreography, marked a significant shift from her role on Coronation Street.
Challenges of Dance Training
Speaking at the Pride of Britain Awards, Ellie candidly discussed the most challenging aspect of her Strictly journey.
Notably, she confessed that she had never danced professionally before and was starting from scratch.
Learning new dances every week and leaving behind the previous routines presented a unique challenge, yet Ellie expressed determination to persevere.
From Novice to Dancer
Under the guidance of her professional dance partner, Vito Coppola, Ellie Leach’s transformation on the dance floor has been remarkable.
Vito, an 11-time Latin American Champion, 3-time world championship finalist, and European Cup Winner, has unearthed Ellie’s hidden talent, evident in her performances.
Impressive Performances on Strictly
Ellie’s journey on Strictly Come Dancing has been nothing short of impressive. In her debut week, she wowed the judges and the audience with a jive performance to ‘Can’t Tame Her’ by Zara Larsson, securing an impressive score of 29 and landing in second place, just behind the bookies’ favorite, Nigel Harman.
A Rising Star on the Dancefloor
Week after week, Ellie has continued to impress both judges and viewers with her evolving dance skills.
With Vito’s expert guidance, she is poised to continue her ascent in the competition, solidifying her status as a front-runner.
A Promising Journey Ahead
As Ellie Leach gracefully transitions from the cobbles of Coronation Street to the glitz and glamour of the Strictly dancefloor, her journey promises to be one filled with growth, excitement, and an expanding fan base.