THE Bodyguard star Richard Madden, 32, is the most lusted after man on TV in his leading role in the BBC One drama.
He set pulses racing with co-star Keeley Hawes, who he’s filmed endless sexy scenes with – but the woman we’re really envious of is Madden’s real girlfriend, 21-year-old Ellie Bamber.
Ellie and Richard have been dating for just over a year[/caption]
Ellie has already made a huge name for herself in the acting world at just 21[/caption]
The pair have been dating since last summer when they were seen getting cosy on holiday in Ibiza.
Despite being 11 years younger than her new beau, the English actress is already becoming a household name, with upcoming roles in the Nutcracker, High Resolution and the BBC adaption of Les Miserables.
But what do we know about the petite redhead who has stolen the heart of the nation’s favourite actor?
Ellie started acting aged 12, becoming the youngest ever actress to join London’s Players’ Theatre Club while studying at Hawley Place School in Surrey.
A year later, she was chosen to play the part of ‘young Jenny’ in Aspects of Love, and in 2012 she had her TV debut in ITV’s series A Mother’s Son.
In 2016, Ellie – who is also a keen singer and grew up listening to the Arctic Monkeys and Oasis – got her first big Hollywood break on Nocturnal Animals, working alongside Isla Fisher, Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal – where she played the controversial role of a murder and rape victim and filmed naked scenes.
She went on to play Lydia Bennett in the zombie version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – and most recently landed the role of Louise in Disney’s the Nutcracker, due for release later this year.
Friends with her boyfriend’s ex and hanging out with Stormzy
She’s still good mates with her former co-stars Douglas Booth and Suki Waterhouse – even though Suki was rumoured to be a former love interest of Madden.
She’s also been pictured hanging out with music’s finest, including UK rapper Stormzy, Pharrell and Ciara.
But more often than not, she posts pictures of her friends from back home.
Ellie with her famous friends – including Vanessa White and Luke Pasqualino[/caption]
Despite her glamorous life, Bamber often gushes about her mother and younger brother Lucas, attends festivals with friends and shows her affection for animals including elephants and goats.
From American Apparel to Chanel
As a teen, Ellie was fond of her £20 American Apparel hoodies – but now rocks £460 Miu Miu crop tops.
She’s now a fashion favourite and was snapped up by Chanel in 2016.
Ellie is now one of the faces of Chanel[/caption]
The star is a huge force in the fashion world[/caption]
She sat front row at the Paris shows in July and is bound to cause fashion frenzy this weekend as London Fashion Week kicks off.
The style vixen is known for her classic yet edgy look, and normally rocks designs by Karl Lagerfeld or Tom Ford.
Ellie is a regular face at LFW[/caption]
Earlier this summer at the Serpentine party, arm in arm with boyfriend Madden, she showed off her small frame in a Chanel haute couture strapless pink tulle dress with a fuschia bow.
Ellie’s also friends with designer Jasper Conran, and often posts pics of cosy moments with him – as well as Norwegian designer Peter Dundas and even musician Pharrell in 2016.
The fashion elite love her – she modelled for the infamous photographer Patrick Demarchelier for a Vogue Russia spread and photographer Paul Wetherell for a recent British Vogue shoot, and has graced many covers including ES magazine.
While on the red carpet, she rocks leather looks and glittering floor-length dresses, in her spare time she displays a cool, laid back and quintessentially British style.
Surrey girl with a jet set lifestyle and a love of champagne and seafood
Now, Ellie is worth a whopping £1.5million and regularly posts about her jetsetter life.
Though she technically still lives in Surrey, she is always on the go – modelling in Paris, taking a swim in Catalonia, relaxing in Ibiza, filming in NYC’s Brooklyn neighbourhood and hanging out in Tokyo.
She’s also been known to frequent the El Pirate Beach Club – one of the most exclusive beach bars in Spain where lobster and Moet and Chandon Champagne are on the menu.
If she’s not on a plane to an exotic location, she’s at glamorous awards, events and parties.
Next up on Bamber’s agenda are several movie releases including the Nutcracker.
And who knows, everyone’s favourite Scottish hunk Madden might be on her arm during the premiere.