Ellie Leach is hoping to attain just a few 10s from the Strictly judges (Picture: BBC)Actress Ellie Leach is aiming to place up an excellent present within the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom this 12 months after changing into one in every of 15 celebrities to enroll in the 2023 sequence.
Ellie, 22, will take to the dancefloor with Vito Coppola – with the pair making their dancefloor debut with a jive to Zara Larsson’s Can’t Tame Her because the reside exhibits kick off.
‘It nonetheless doesn’t really feel actual that I’m going to be doing Strictly!!’ she enthused after being confirmed for the present in August.
‘It’s all the time been a dream of mine so I suppose goals actually do come true!!!!’
Ellie did in fact discover fame on the Coronation Street cobbles – however who did she play within the cleaning soap, and when did she go away Weatherfield?
Here’s what you want to know…
Who did Strictly’s Ellie Leach play in Coronation Street?
Ellie appeared in Coronation Street as Faye Windass.
She joined the cleaning soap in 2011 when she was simply 10 years of age – coming into the present because the adopted daughter of Anna and Eddie.
Faye was on the centre of various main storylines through the years, most notably giving beginning to her daughter Miley, who she later gave up for adoption.
The child’s father Jackson Hodge (Joseph Evans) later reunited with Miley and returned to Weatherfield, with Faye discovering herself re-connecting with the kid.
Ellie had some huge tales throughout her time as Faye together with being on the centre of a love triangle (Picture: ITV)She subsequently discovered herself on the centre of a love triangle with Craig Tinker (Colson Smith), as she was pressured to decide on between the 2.
Other huge plots Faye had throughout her time on the present included being jailed after attacking Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson), believing him to be her intercourse attacker Ray Crosby (Mark Frost) – solely being launched early after Debbie blackmailed Ray into pleading responsible for the crime.
Later storylines noticed the character having to deal with going by way of early menopause.
Ellie is partnered up with Vito Coppola on this 12 months’s Strictly (Picture: BBC)Discussing the story with Metro.co.uk final 12 months, Ellie stated: ‘People know concerning the menopause, however it’s probably not spoken about a lot, particularly not early menopause.
‘People don’t realise – I didn’t even realise – how younger it could actually occur to ladies. So yeah, I’ve finished lots of analysis and discovered lots.
‘It’s been actually fascinating and nice to have the ability to play out a narrative like that.’
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When did Ellie Leach go away Coronation Street?
The actress left her position as Faye Windass in May this 12 months, with Jackson and Miley, beginning a brand new life in Slough after Jackson landed a job down south – with the character saying an emotional goodbye to Craig
‘It was very, very emotional. Faye’s been right here for 12 years however I’ve been right here for 12 years and it’s been my life,’ Ellie informed metro.co.uk earlier this 12 months.
‘I do know that everybody says all of us get alongside so nicely and we’re like a giant household however we genuinely are’, she defined.
‘I’ve completely love d having the ability to work with my greatest buddies and I really feel like that’s simply an incredible expertise in itself.
To be in one of many largest soaps ever is loopy and it’s been an incredible, wonderful time and I’ll by no means ever neglect it.’
Strictly Come Dancing is on BBC One on Saturday evening at 6.15pm.
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