Strictly's Ellie Leach confirms relationship status with Bobby Brazier

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Strictly Come Dancing winner Ellie Leach has clarified what her relationship is with fellow contestant Bobby Brazier amid rumours.

The Coronation Street and EastEnders actors were rumoured to have developed a romance while taking part in last year's season of the BBC show and its subsequent tour earlier this year, with further claims in the tabloids that they more recently decided to split up.

In a new interview in yesterday's (April 7) The Sun on Sunday, Leach explained that the two are just mates, stating: "We're great friends, we got along really well and we still do."

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She added: "We were the youngest people in Strictly and both going through that same experience – one which nothing can prepare you for.

"We'd obviously built an amazing friendship during the show, but it was really nice to be able to spend time with each other – and with everyone – on the tour."

Brazier himself previously denied that there was anything romantic going on between them, and said that they had just become "good friends" on the show and tour.

"We spent a lot of time together on the tour, which I love because we were just always pretty close to each other, but that's all," he said.

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"I hope to stay in touch with her. I met her parents too, they're brilliant. The tour was always fun backstage. It was like one big party and we got to become better friends with people."

Leach has also stated that there was nothing romantic going on between herself and professional dance partner Vito Coppola.

"Love this man dearly. Men and women can be friends and can love each other AS FRIENDS," she said last month.

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