Ellie Leach has won 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Ellie Leach has won the BBC show

Ellie Leach has won the BBC show

The 22-year-old actress and her professional partner Vito Coppola have been crowned the winners of 'Strictly' after wowing the judges and the public during the live final.

After being announced as the winner, Ellie said: "I actually, genuinely cannot believe this."

Ellie - who is best known for playing Faye Windass on 'Coronation Street' - was awarded 40 points for her final dance of the night.

Craig Revel Horwood heaped praise on the actress, observing that she's made huge progress since the start of the series.

He said: "It's just been wonderful to see you grow and develop as a dancer."

Ellie and Vito danced a routine to the sound of 'Ain't That A Kick In The Head' by Robbie Williams, and they earned full marks from the judges.

The duo also performed a pasodoble routine, as well as a show dance to a Jennifer Lopez megamix.

Ellie overcame competition from Bobby Brazier and Layton Williams to claim the coveted 'Strictly' crown.

Layton and his partner Nikita Guzman were actually awarded 40 points by the judges for their final dance of the series.

Motsi Mabuse said: "I don't think we've ever had a dancer like you, Layton, and I don't think we ever will. You are a role model to many and I know there are just bigger things to come."

Elsewhere, pop star Olly Alexander announced during the show that he will represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2024.

Olly, 33, said on 'Strictly': "I love Eurovision so much, it's a dream come true. I'm just so, so excited."

The show also featured an emotional performance from 'Strictly' star Amy Dowden.

The 33-year-old dancer was unable to have a celebrity partner this year after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but Amy was able to perform the opening routine during the live final.