Strictly Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola address romance as he says Im so lucky

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    Strictly Come Dancing champs Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola were quizzed on the romance rumours which have surrounded them since they started dancing together.

    The duo appeared on ITV's This Morning with Craig Doyle and Josie Gibson to talk about their success on the show after taking home the Glitterball Trophy. But after they were praised for their success, the conversation soon moved to romance.

    Josie told the pair they had incredible chemistry, adding that it was "magic". She then asked if there was any romance between them.

    Ellie responded: "Honestly we've just been having the most amazing time dancing. We've built a really strong bond and a friendship that will last forever."

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    Vito echoed: "We have a beautiful bond and we connected straight away. When we met we had that feeling that we've known each other so long."

    The professional dancer then turned to Ellie to tell her he's "so lucky" to have her in his life. The sweet moment had Craig swooning as he declared: "100% romance I can see it!", prompting the champs to shout: "No!"

    Fans of the show quickly rushed online to share their own opinions too, with many rooting for them to connect again. One user wrote: "I hope Ellie and Vito run off into the sunset together because they're brilliant."

    While another said: "No matter what happens I love Ellie and Vito, a great partnership." A third wrote: "They have such great chemistry, just love Ellie and Vito."

    The pair pulled in a lot of support from their fans after viewers fell in love with their chemistry on screen. Although they have shut down romance rumours, fans have speculated more than friendship between them for months.

    Through their support online to looks shared during the show, the pair won over the public – and it was reflected through their win.

    Ellie made history when she won the show after becoming the youngest person ever to win strictly-come-dancing>Strictly Come Dancing. Head judge Shirley Ballas praised her after it was confirmed she was taking home the Glitterball Trophy.

    She said: ""First of all I want to say you should be extremely proud of yourself. That was one of the most difficult routines that I've seen.

    "You started off absolutely outstanding, the tricks were slick, you came down the centre of the floor and you owned it! You started in this competition as a young girl and you ended as a beautiful blossoming woman. You owned it!"

    Ellie went on to praise her professional partner Vito for changing her life as the duo sobbed following their exciting win.

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