Strictly's Ellie Taylor reveals supportive message from Ted Lasso co-star - and it's so sweet!

Ellie Taylor received the sweetest message of support from one of her Ted Lasso co-stars ahead of her second week on Strictly Come Dancing - and it will make your heart melt!

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The comedian and actress took to the dancefloor on Saturday evening alongside her pro partner Johannes Radebe to perform a dramatic Paso Doble and was brimming with confidence, thanks in part to a morale-boosting voice note from Hannah Waddingham.

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"Hannah Waddingham from Ted Lasso sent me the most gorgeous voice note that went on for ages," she told "She's so wonderful, and Hannah's the most beautiful dancer anyway, so I don't know why she's saying nice things to me."

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She added that the actress, who plays Rebbeca, the club owner of AFC Richmond in the award-winning Apple TV+ series and also stars in the recently released Hocus Pocus sequel, was "terribly excited" for her.


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Ellie, who is also known for her appearances on Mock the Week and The Mash Report, plays her best friend Flo Collins – known as Sassy.

"It was lovely to hear that," Ellie said. She also revealed that she's "had quite a few comics saying they've watched it and well done" to her since her debut on the BBC ballroom show last weekend.


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Her first dance of the series – a Quickstep - earned 28 out of a possible 40 for her first dance – while her routine on Saturday evening saw the pair get 23 from judges Shirley BallasMotsi MabuseAnton du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood.

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Earlier this week, Ellie shared a glimpse into her unexpected Strictly diet - and we can totally get on board with it! The star took to social media to post a quick pre-rehearsal video whilst waiting for her partner, and as she did, she munched on a small packet of party rings.

Captioning the hilarious clip, the doting mother-of-one penned: "An athlete prepares," and looked very content as she enjoyed her breakfast.

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