Strictly Come Dancing 2023 winners Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola saw in the new year in very different ways.
Ellie, 22, 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.
She teamed the eye-catching get-up with a pair of towering hot pink heels and a matching bag.
Ellie finished off her glam look with a curled down ‘do and some pink lipstick as she posed in front of a Christmas tree for the snaps.
Strictly Come Dancing winner Ellie Leach, 22, looked stunning in a lime green ensemble as she partied with a friend on New Year’s Eve
Ellie’s Strictly professional partner Vito Coppola, 31, was busy working with his family on their farm in Italy
She captioned the images: ‘new years eve’ with a lime green heart emoji.
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.
‘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.’
Former Coronation Street actress Ellie showed off her toned pins in a glam green outfit which she teamed with towering hot pink heels
Vito wished his fans a Happy New Year as he got to work on his family’s farm, insisting ‘I don’t need anything else!’
‘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 month.
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.
‘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.’
Ellie and Vito were crowned Strictly Come Dancing champions after wowing viewers with their moves during last month’s glitzy finale