2018-: Arrival and meeting VictoriaEdit
Ellis arrived in the village in September 2018, meeting Victoria Barton in The Woolpack after the pair met each other online via a dating app. Victoria bored Ellis with her talking about her estranged husband Adam Barton, and Ellis ended flirting with an old friend's sister. This resulted in a fight between Ellis and Victoria's friend Matty Barton, which was broken up by Matty's mother Moira Dingle. Ellis surprised his mother, Jessie Grant, with a visit to the village, and Victoria was shocked to discover Ellis is Jessie's son. Ellis revealed he has decided to drop out of university as he's decided he doesn't want to be a PE teacher - she wanted him to be one. Jessie's boyfriend Marlon Dingle offered Ellis his spare room, and Ellis moved into Tall Trees Cottage. Ellis took a liking to Marlon, especially after discovering Marlon's love for video games. Ellis told his mother that if their relationship was to work, she would have to tell him about Billy Fletcher, her eldest son who was serving a prison sentence. Jessie refused and tried to get Ellis to not tell Marlon, but Marlon walked in on their argument before Ellis revealed all. Marlon wasn't troubled by the news however Ellis was fuming to discover Billy was up for parole, and this caused a major row between mother and son. However, after a heart to heart, they made up.
Ellis began to develop feelings for Victoria and asked her out, to which she agreed. When Victoria discovered Adam had moved on, she decided to do the same and started a proper relationship with Ellis.
Ellis's brother Billy Fletcher arrives in the village on Christmas Day, at Marlon and Jessie's wedding. Ellis is angry at his brother's arrival and threatens to expose his pasts to everyone.
Victoria thinks she might be pregnant with Ellis's baby but the test came back negative, which was a delight to Ellis and this upset Victoria.
Ellis hatches up a plan to get rid of Billy once and for all and decides to goad him about their mother loving Marlon more than Billy's dad and this leads to Billy punching Ellis. As billy punched Ellis, Jessie saw and that was a part of Ellis plan. Ellis went to the police as Robert persuaded him to as he convinced Ellis that billy and Victoria are dating behind his back. Jessie is forced to decide between her sons and chooses to defend billy, which makes Ellis disown the both of them and move out.
On Valentine's Day, Ellis cooked Victoria a meal and wanted to become a proper couple with Victoria. Victoria declines and leaves, leaving Ellis heartbroken. Later, Ellis goes to the pub and he sees Billy and Victoria speaking together and kicks off. He follows Billy into the toilets and he punches Billy which leads to a tussle and Ellis steals Billy's keys to the van. Billy realises Ellis took the and Ellis tries to run over Billy but swurves late second. Victoria dumps Ellis and Jessie disowns both sons.
Billy and Ellis later make up and are friendly to each other and this makes them go into a personal trainer business together. However, one of Billy's old accomplices turns up called Max and pressures Billy into a job. Ellis finds out what his brother is up to and stops the job which leads to max going after Billy. Ellis decides to stop him and Billy going into business together.
Ellis goes on the big night out with a load of the other villagers and is hoping to get back with Victoria. When Ellis goes to the toilet, he sees max behind him through the mirror and Ellis tries to walk away but max goes for him and us saved by Aaron and Robert. Later Billy comes to the club to save his brother but Ellis has a go at him and walked off. Ellis later met up with this girl and he helped her get her stuff from inside the club as the fire alarm went off and they flirted. They kissed outside of the club and she made an excuse about her brother being overprotective and Ellis waited for a cab. Billy got a hold of Ellis and they talked but Ellis was snuck upon and stabbed by Riley's brothers, who is the person that Billy beat up and went to prison for. Billy rung Ellis an ambulance and ran off.
A few weeks later Ellis was going to go to the police station to check some CCTV footage from the club but Billy tried to talk him out of it. Aaron took Ellis to the police station and on the way they saw Billy walking and Billy told the truth of what happened at the club and how it was his fault. Ellis was first angry but later forgave his brother.
Ellis started to have panic attacks about the stabbing and when he is in the pub with the belle he gets a text from max which leads to him having a panic attack. He goes to Talls Tree Cottage, when he hears an intruder at the door. Ellis arms himself with a rolling pin and knocks Marlon out cold. Marlon soon wakes up and Ellis agrees he is going to get help and Manpreet reveals he is suffering from PTSD.