Who is Dianne Buswell? Strictly 2018 pro dancer paired with YouTube star Joe Sugg

Dianne's partnered with Youtuber Joe Sugg this time around – here's what we know about the redhead pro…

Who is Dianne Buswell?

Dianne Buswell is a 29-year-old professional dancer from Australia.

The Banbury native started ballroom dancing at the young age of 4.

The redhead has had an extensive career but described joining Strictly Come Dancing as a "challenge".

Dianne said: “What an honour it is to be a part of Strictly Come Dancing. Words can’t describe how excited I am to take on this amazing challenge and give it my everything".

Dianne is paired with Joe Sugg, a famous YouTuber with millions of followers.

The dancer was in a relationship with Emmerdale actor Anthony Quinlan, however, The Sun exclusively revealed that she called things off after getting close with her dance partner Joe Sugg.

A Strictly source said: "Everyone on set’s been discussing how close they’d become. It did not go unnoticed by Anthony.”

The Sun also heard a source say: "They are quite a fiery pair and have been clashing a bit more than often lately.

“A couple of weeks ago they just decided enough was enough and ended things. It was only a few days after the Katya and Seann pictures emerged.

“There’s not bad blood between them but it looks like a reconciliation is off the cards this time. Last time they split she was really upset but this time around she doesn’t seem that bothered.

“He’s up north and she’s down south and things just weren’t working any more so they’ve knocked it on the head despite being quite serious.

“She’s having a lot of fun with the show at the moment and is enjoying spending time with her dance partner Joe.”

What is Dianne Buswell's experience?

Dianne is an Australian Open Champion and four-time Amateur Australian Open Finalist.

She has been on Dancing with the Stars in Australia and has also taken part in various musicals throughout her career.

These include Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages and she has been a part of the Burn The Floor production on Broadway since 2011.

Who are the other professional dancers?

Dianne is joined by fellow newcomers Nadiya Bychkova, 28, from Ukraine and Amy Dowden, 26, from Wales.

The trio replaced a number of departing professionals including Joanne Clifton who quit the popular show after winning the last series with Ore Oduba.

They will part of the team which sees Karen Clifton, Chloe Hewitt, Katya Jones, Oti Mabuse and Janette Manrara all return for series 15 of the BBC One show.

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