A Strictly Come Dancing couple have been seen getting very close (Picture: James Curley and Magic Moments UK)
But behind-the-scenes, the pair have also been rumoured to have begun dating after meeting on the BBC dancing series.
It all began when actress Amanda Abbington labelled them ‘the most beautiful couple’ last week, with the pair doing nothing to dispel rumours in the past few days, instead doing things like kissing each other on the cheek and labelling one another terms like ‘baby’.
Now the couple have been snapped getting very close during rehearsals ahead of the next live shows this weekend.
In a series of photos taken this week, they were seen in an embrace and looked like they were about to kiss.
Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola were snapped at a recent rehearsal in an embrace (Picture: James Curley and Magic Moments UK)
Vito then kissed Ellie on the forehead (Picture: James Curley and Magic Moments UK)
They were later seen leaving the studio looking pretty upbeat (Picture: James Curley and Magic Moments UK)
Ellie also smiled as she made her exit (Picture: James Curley and Magic Moments UK)
While they are set to perform an upbeat and energetic rumba for the next stage of the competition, Vito was seen kissing Ellie on the forehead, while they wrapped their arms around each other later in the rehearsal.
They also left the studio with big grins on their faces as they met the waiting photographers.
Over the past few weeks there’s been plenty of hints that romance has blossomed between the pair, who have yet to shut down the rumours.
The pair are favourites to take out the competition (Picture: PA)
However, while things may be getting steamy both on and off the dancefloor, they suffered a pretty awkward moment this week when Vito misheard something Ellie said during another rehearsal and mistakenly thought she was going to break wind over him.
In a hilarious video posted by the show’s official Instagram account, the pair are practicing when the professional dancer lifts Ellie up over his shoulder.
As she hangs upside down as he spins around she exclaims: ‘I feel like I am going to fall!’
Almost immediately he sounds shocked and replies: ‘You are going to fart?
Quickly dropping her down and looking worried, he again checks: ‘Wait you need to fart?
Making sure to clarify what she actually said, Ellie repeated herself before turning to the camera looking pretty embarrassed by the mix-up before they both started laughing.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6.05pm on BBC One.
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They got very close!