Abbington, 51, who quit the popular show a few weeks back due to personal reasons, praised Ellie and her professional dance partner Vito after they topped the leaderboard at the weekend, reports the Daily Mirror. It comes after the pair wowed the judges on Saturday (November 4).
After the pair went through at the weekend, Ellie posted a sweet photo of herself and Vito competing on the show and it was a comment made by Amanda in the post which has intrigued fans. She described the pair as the ‘most beautiful couple.’
Ellie, 22, wrote: “What a magical night. We are so grateful for all of your support and we are so happy to be through to another week on that dancefloor,” as friends and fans rushed to congratulate them on Instagram.
Competitor Zara McDermott posted her congratulations below, writing: “So proud of you this week. I watched you with the biggest smile on my face ever.“
Actress Sally Ann Matthews also sent her congratulations. She said: “Squish, squish, squeeze, squish repeat. Talent shines through and hard graft is rewarded.“
Nikita Kanda left red hearts underneath the post, but it was the comment from Amanda Abbington that got tongues wagging. Writing on Instagram, she commented: “Stunning. So proud of the both of you. You are the most beautiful couple!“
Vito, 31, also posted a gushing tribute to Ellie last week saying how proud he was of ‘his Lulu.’ He wrote: “Just THANK YOU. Sorry for repeating the same thing more times but this is the only way I have to show you all my gratitude and how thankful I am.
“One year ago when I moved here to the UK I could not imagine that I would have feel so loved. Thank you very much and to you my Lulú.
“I am so proud of you and you know how much I believe in you so just keep going and keep working hard as you are already doing every day. You are doing great baby. Have a good rest tonight and make sure you eat properly. See you tomorrow for another beautiful day together.“
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