Ellie Leach has lost "a lot of weight" since she joined 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Ellie Leach has lost weight during her time on the show

Ellie Leach has lost weight during her time on the show

The 22-year-old actress has been working tirelessly alongside Vito Coppola, her professional dance partner, on the BBC show, and Ellie admits that she's seen a change in her body over recent weeks.

She told OK! magazine: "I’ve lost a lot of weight.

"You’re training so much. I still need to work on my fitness levels but even the dance we’re doing this week, I wouldn’t have been able to do three weeks ago."

Ellie has never been a fitness fanatic - but she's fully embraced the 'Strictly' challenge.

She said: "I’ve never really been into physical activity or going to the gym and stuff like that.

"But I’ve always loved watching people dance. So to be able to learn how to do it now, it’s amazing. My body and my mindset are changing so much each day. I don’t know how much weight I’ve lost but I can feel myself getting stronger, which I think is great."

Ellie has also enjoyed the glitz and glamour of 'Strictly'.

The actress admitted that the make-up and costumes departments have helped her to feel "ten times better" about herself.

Ellie - who is best known for playing Faye Windass on 'Coronation Street' - explained: "The costumes and the hair and make-up are my favourite part about 'Strictly' and always have been, even when I watched it when I was younger.

"The fact that I get to try all these different make-up looks and the costumes, it makes you feel ten times better. When you put the costume on, everything changes and it all really comes together."