Corrie’s Ellie Leach will be joining Strictly Come Dancing 2023
Reports that actress Ellie Leach was being eyed up for a huge role in a BBC drama once her Strictly Come Dancing stint is over have been denied.
The 22-year-old thespian left her role as Coronation Street’s Faye Windass earlier this year after twelve years in the role and was soon snapped up for the upcoming season of BBC’s Saturday night favourite.
Reports today claimed that bosses were convinced she’ll be a huge hit with the public when she hits the dancefloor when the show returns on Saturday September 16.
It was said that they were keen to capitalise on that with a huge new role in Waterloo Road, which returned to screens towards the end of 2021 after eight years off air.
However, a source confirmed to Express.co.uk there is “no truth” to these rumours.
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“When the glitter falls on the upcoming series of Strictly, they want to tap into her mass appeal and bring that over to Waterloo Road.”
“They don’t want to leave it too late and have another show snap her up.” The Sun quoted a source as saying. However, this has now been denied.
Ironically one of Ellie’s fellow Strictly contestants is Adam Thomas, who has starred in Waterloo Road since the original series and returned for the reboot.
Her former Coronation Street co-star Tina O’Brien also had a role in the hit show
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The Coronation Street links don’t end there as Ellie is the cousin of Brooke Vincent, who’s best known for playing Sophie Webster on the Weatherfield set soap for 15 years.
Sophie’s mum, Sally, is played by Sally Dynevor, who in real life is the mother of Hattie Dynevor who’s just joined the cast of Waterloo Road.
Ellie’s exit storyline from Coronation Street saw her move to Slough with her former partner Jackson (Joseph Evans) who had returned to Weatherfield with their daughter Miley (Frankie-Jae Simmonds).
There are 15 celebrity contestants taking part in the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing including Family Fortunes presenter Les Dennis, former tennis player Annabel Croft, British actor Nigel Harman, EastEnders actor Bobby Brazier, Paralympian Jody Cundy, former Coronation Street star Ellie Leach and radio host Nikita Kanda.
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