and her pro partner Vito Coppola had the most romantic way of celebrating their success on this weekend.
The former Coronation Street star, 22, and her partner, 30, have been with Strictly fans certain they will confirm their relationship once the series ends.
However, Ellie and Vito have while continuing to be incredibly affectionate with one another on TV.
This weekend, after performing a Charleston in Blackpool’s famous Tower Ballroom, jumped for joy after scoring 39 points from the judges.
Vito was especially overjoyed by the three 10s from Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, and Anton Du Beke, causing him to
As the actress leaned in for a hug, Vito went in for the smooches, jumping up and down with his arms around Ellie.
Ellie and Vito danced a very energetic and daring routine to Love Machine by Girls Aloud, placing them joint top of the leaderboard alongside Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin.
‘You just looked like you were totally at home!’, head judge Shirley told the beaming Corrir alum in her feedback.
‘Wow, we were very, very nervous,’ she and Motsi laughed after watching Vito flinging Ellie up in the air.
‘But you did it fantastically!’
‘It’s incredible. The energy? Brilliant,’ exclaimed Anton. ‘I love the detail.’
Mr Nasty aka Craig Revel Horwood was the only judge to not score the dance a 10, but did give Ellie and Vito a respectable nine.
In his comments, he told Ellie she was ‘slightly ahead of the beat in one very small section.’
Ending on a positive, he added: ‘But, my goodness, that has to be one of the hardest Charlestons we’ve seen, also the best cross swivel I’ve seen in this show ever. Incredible.’
Ellie and Vito have become firm favourites with Strictly fans and are highly expected to make the final in a few weeks.
Viewers are also rooting for them in a romantic sense, with one writing on social media tonight: ‘If Ellie and Vito don’t end up together, I’m going to be disappointed’.
They’ve repeatedly expressed their love for one another – platonically, for now – with Ellie recently denying that any kissing between them was of a more NSFW nature.
‘It was only a kiss on the cheek. He gives me a kiss on the cheek every Saturday! It was definitely on the cheek,’ she told after last week saw Vito kiss her face.
‘We really, really get along and we have a lovely friendship. I hope we can continue that.’
She added: ‘We’ve got a really good relationship where we kind of know what the other needs. Vito even lets me have power naps during training.’
Ellie in May this year after a five-year relationship.
The actress previously opened up about the split, telling : ‘Being cheated on was upsetting, but now’s the perfect time to put my all into Strictly and give that 500%.’
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday and Sunday on BBC One and iPlayer.