Coronation Street star Ellie Leach was able to show off her holiday glow as she hit the red carpet in Manchester on Tuesday night (May 17). The actress, who plays Faye Windass in the ITV soap, joined some of her co-stars as well as actors from Emmerdale and Hollyoaks for a show at the Opera House.
The soap stars were ready for an evening of singing and dancing as The Cher Show arrived in the city. And while it doesn’t see the real global icon herself appear on stage, audience members are treated to three of her – the young Cher, the older Cher, and the middle-aged version – in a story of her life.
Appearing on the red carpet, Ellie smiled and posed for the awaiting cameras, showing off her tan from a recent trip to Lindos on the Greek island of Rhodes. She appeared for the show in a pair of light denim asymmetric jeans which she wore with a while top light blue blazer over the top.
The 21-year-old kept her makeup to a minimum to show off her beautiful freckles and sun-kissed skin while her dark locks were styled into curls. While at the theatre Ellie will have enjoyed an off-screen reunion with former on-screen flatmate Alexandra Mardell who lef the soap as Emma Brooker last month.
Corrie’s Amy Barlow actress Elle Mulvaney and Daniel Brocklebank, who plays the soap’s vicar Billy Mayhew were also in the audience,. as was Emmerdale’s Isabel Hodgins, aka Victoria Sugden, Mackenzie Boyd actor Lawrence Robb, and former Hollyoaks actress Jazz Franks.
Ellie’s appearance comes after she jetted back from her sun-soaked getaway with her boyfriend Reagan Pettman. She had been sharing a selection of snaps from her idyllic holiday with entrepreneur Reagan with her followers on Instagram. A selfie of the couple smiling with a spectacular view of the sea she wrote: “First night on our hols.”
Another set of snaps she captioned: “Fun, food & new friends.” In one snap she beamed as she cuddled up to her man in a green dress on a night out. And another photo showed the smitten couple cuddled up in white fluffy robes under a duvet.
Ellie, from Bury, has since returned to the photo-sharing platform to gush over her other half. Sharing another couple of photos of the pair, the soap star grinned as she wrapped her arms around Reagan who was lovingly planting a kiss on her head. “Thank you for being my best friend and the love of my life all in one,” she shared alongside the images.
“Thank you for protecting me, for never judging me and for always understanding me even when it is difficult. i love you always.” Reagan, who is also an actor, model, influencer and a dancer, was among the first to comment, simply writing: “I love you,” with a red heart emoji.