Strictly winner Ellie Leach left ‘gutted’ after ‘breaking her Glitterball Trophy’ just weeks after receiving the award

Ellie Leach has ‘broken her Glitterball Trophy’ just weeks after she won the prized possession in the Strictly Come Dancing final.

A friend of the former Coronation Street actress, 22, has revealed that Ellie was left ‘gutted’ after breaking the trophy, but confirmed it is getting fixed.

The Strictly star and her champion professional dance partner Vito Coppola, 31, both received mini versions of the iconic Glitterball Trophy to take home and keep.

But on Ellie’s, the delicate plastic writing ‘snapped off’ just weeks since she received the keep sake.

According to The Sun, a source said: ‘Ellie was gutted that she hasn’t been able to show off her trophy after so many of her friends are desperate to hold it.

Ellie Leach, 22, has ‘broken her Glitterball Trophy’ just weeks after she won the prized possession in the Strictly Come Dancing final

The Strictly star and her champion professional dance partner Vito Coppola, 31, both received mini versions of the iconic Glitterball Trophy to take home and keep

The Strictly star and her champion professional dance partner Vito Coppola, 31, both received mini versions of the iconic Glitterball Trophy to take home and keep

‘Luckily Ellie’s dad Al is good at fixing things so she gave it to him to put back together.

‘It is her prized possession and she can’t wait to put it up in the house.’

It comes after Strictly Come Dancing winner Ellie and Vito Coppola saw in the new year in very different ways. 

Ellie took to Instagram to share New Year’s Eve snaps ahead of her night out with a friend, while Vito, 31, got down and dirty on his family’s farm in Italy.

The former Coronation Street actress showed off her toned pins in a lime green mini skirt and matching blazer, giving fans a glimpse of her enviable abs. 

Vito’s New Year’s Instagram upload was a little different, as he told his 309,000 followers he’d been quiet because he’d been busy spending time working with his family.

The pro dancer captioned a video: ‘Even though I’m a little dirty and messy I didn’t want to miss this special day to wish you all a happy 2024.

‘I’m very grateful for everything that’s happening in my life and I have no filter in sharing it with you, because my followers know how much I don’t take anything for granted and how much I like to appreciate the little things.

A friend of the former Coronation Street actress has revealed that Ellie was left 'gutted' after breaking the trophy, but confirmed it is getting fixed

A friend of the former Coronation Street actress has revealed that Ellie was left ‘gutted’ after breaking the trophy, but confirmed it is getting fixed

But on Ellie's, the delicate plastic writing 'snapped off', just weeks since she received the keep sake

But on Ellie’s, the delicate plastic writing ‘snapped off’, just weeks since she received the keep sake

According to The Sun , a source said: 'Ellie was gutted that she hasn¿t been able to show off her trophy after so many of her friends are desperate to hold it. Luckily Ellie's dad Al is good at fixing things so she gave it to him to put back together.'

According to The Sun , a source said: ‘Ellie was gutted that she hasn’t been able to show off her trophy after so many of her friends are desperate to hold it. Luckily Ellie’s dad Al is good at fixing things so she gave it to him to put back together.’

‘I don’t feel like asking for anything for myself, as I have a family that loves and supports me, even if I’m miles away.

‘I have grandparents that I love more than my own life and that, even if I have to wait another year to see them, as far as I am concerned, it will always be worth it, because family is true wealth.

‘Shared love and moments together make happiness, and that’s why I consider myself a lucky person and a happy boy. I don’t need anything else!

‘My wish goes out to all of you, so that you can always find your happiness.’ 

‘Never stop believing in yourselves and people. A super hug like the ones I like,’ he went on.

Ellie and Vito’s latest posts come after they broke their silence on rumours of a romance as they appeared on This Morning last year.

The pair had been linked romantically since the start of the series, before they were crowned champions during last month’s glitzy finale.

This Morning host Josie Gibson asked them: ‘I’ve got to ask because the chemistry between you is magic. We’ve seen you on that dancefloor and it was so beautiful to watch.

It comes after Ellie and Vito broke their silence on rumours of a romance as they appeared on This Morning last year

It comes after Ellie and Vito broke their silence on rumours of a romance as they appeared on This Morning last year

The pair had been linked romantically since the start of the series, before they were crowned champions during last month's glitzy finale

The pair had been linked romantically since the start of the series, before they were crowned champions during last month’s glitzy finale

‘Is there any romance between you guys. Are the rumours true or not?’

Ellie then replied: ‘Honestly, we’ve just been having the most amazing time dancing and we’ve built a really strong bond and a friendship that will last forever.’

Vito echoed: ‘We have a really beautiful bond, a good bond. When you see a person and you connect with a person straight away.

‘I’m a very first impression and when we met, we had that feeling that we knew each other for so long. I’m so so lucky to have you in my life.’

Josie’s co-host Craig Doyle then continued to probe, adding: ‘There’s 100 per cent romance, 100 per cent… I can see it.’

Ellie and Vito then quickly exclaimed: ‘No, no.’

Ellie went on: ‘We’ve been through so much together, we’ve spent everyday together for the past three months.

‘So we’re really really lucky to have that bond that we’ve got and we’ll be friends for life.’

 

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