Strictly Come Dancing fans "in tears" at Ellie Simmonds' emotional performance

Strictly Come Dancing Ellie Simmonds
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Strictly Come Dancing fans have been in tears as Ellie Simmonds performed a breathtaking waltz with her partner Nikita Kuzmin. 

The Paralympian swimmer wowed viewers with the emotional performance and they took to social media to compliment her dance - and admit they were wiping away tears!

Ellie Simmonds waltz

Ellie left fans in tears with her emotional performance (Image credit: BBC)

It's not been an easy week for Ellie. She admitted she had found the waltz "really really hard" to learn. 

She even told Claudia Winkleman that she'd asked Nikita for a different dance!

And she has also been the target of vicious comments about her dancing ability this week.

But after tonight's performance, many fans  pointed out that she's proved all the trolls wrong.

Ellie Simmonds waltz training

Ellie admitted she'd found this week's training very hard (Image credit: BBC)

After the dance, Ellie and Nikita shared a triumphant hug as judge Craig Revel Horwood pronounced their waltz "really great"!

And overall the pair scored 30.

Ellie Simmonds waltz

(Image credit: BBC )

It wasn't just the judges who were impressed with Ellie's dance - the fans loved it too, with many of them sharing their emotions on social media.

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We can't wait to see what Ellie does next!

Kerry Barrett
Freelance writer

Kerry is a writer, author and editor with a lifelong love of the soaps, a passion for TV drama of all kinds, and an obsessive devotion to Strictly Come Dancing. 

She was features editor of All About Soap magazine for more than a decade, covering every bit of excitement from all the UK soaps and the Aussies and still writes about all the juiciest gossip from the Street, the Square and the Dales whenever she can.

Kerry’s also an author of historical fiction, and her two jobs collided when she got the chance to write two novels based on Emmerdale, and the Sugden, Tate and Dingle families, during WW2.