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Ellie Leach Biography – Ellie Leach Wiki
Ellie Leach is an English actress best known for portraying Faye Windass on ITV’s Coronation Street from 2011 to 2023. She was nominated for multiple British Soap Awards and Inside Soap Awards for her role. Hard-hitting storylines included being pregnant at the age of 13, discovering she was going through menopause and reconnecting with the child she gave up – which led to her departing the cobbles in April 2023.
Faye’s Weatherfield departure saw her break the heart of her fiancé Craig Tinker (Colson Smith), as she fled the cobbles to be with her daughter Miley (Frankie-Jae Simmonds) and Miley’s father Jackson Hodge (Joseph Evans).
She wrote on Instagram: ‘Farewell Faye Windass. And just like that, 12 years at @coronationstreet has come to end!!
‘At 9 years old I could have never imagined how much this show would change my life. I have worked with some of the most incredible people and have learnt so much over the years that I will continue to hold onto for the rest of my life.
‘Everyone says we’re like a family at Corrie and we really are. From the cast, to the crew, make-up, costume, everyone in front of the camera and behind the cameras are what makes this show so special and i’m eternally grateful to have played a tiny part in that.
‘I am so unbelievably overwhelmed with the amount of kind comments that everyone has had about Faye over the years and how many well wishes I’ve had since announcing that I’ll be leaving and i just can’t thank you all enough for the support that everyone has given me.
‘Thank you @coronationstreet for giving me the opportunity to play Faye Windass, she will always have a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to see what the future holds beyond those Corrie cobbles.’
The actress first stepped foot onto the cobbles in 2011, playing the adopted daughter of Eddie and Anna Windass. Prior to Coronation Street, Ellie appeared in the independent movie A Boy Called Dad and the drama Moving On.
Ellie Leach Age
She was born Ellie Louise Leach on March 15, 2001, in Bury, Manchester, England.
Ellie Leach Husband
Is Ellie Leach married? She is single. In May 2023, Ellie reportedly split from her dancer boyfriend Reagan Pettman after dating for five years.
Ellie Leach Family
Ellie Leach is a cousin of actress Brooke Vincent, who is also known for playing the role of Sophie Webster in Coronation Street between 2004 and 2019. In March 2022, Brooke revealed that Ellie looked out for her when she was seven-months pregnant on a girls holiday at a pool party.
Ellie Leach Strictly Come Dancing 2023
Corrie actress Ellie Leach was the tenth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2023. The news was revealed on Wednesday 9 August on BBC Breakfast.
Ellie said: “It still doesn’t feel real that I’m going to be doing Strictly!! It’s always been a dream of mine so I guess dreams really do come true!!!!”
Ellie joined Amanda Abbington, Angela Rippon, Layton Williams, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Eddie Kadi, Angela Scanlon, Zara McDermott, Adam Thomas and Nikita Kanda as part of the 2023 line-up.
Ellie Leach Height
Former Coronation Street star Ellie Leach stands at a height of 5 feet 1 inches (5′ 1″/1.55 m).
Ellie Leach Partner
Ellie Leach dated dancer Reagan Pettman from July 2018 to April 2023.
She was the on-screen partner of Colson Smith, aka Craig Tinker. After her final scenes aired on Coronation Street, Ellie paid tribute to her ‘best friend’ Colson, admitting he is one of the ‘most special people’ in her life.
She wrote: ‘To my best friend, where to even begin, starting this job at 9 years old I didn’t know what to expect, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would meet someone who would become one of the most special people in my life.
‘You really are one in a million, I’ve never met anyone quite like you and I’m so blessed to call you my best mate, just don’t go getting another fiancé too quickly okay!!!!!!
‘Thank you for everything Colson Smith, everything we’ve been through, everything we’ve done together, I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for you. I love you and I always will. Craye forever.’
Ellie Leach’s Instagram handle is @ellielouiseleach.