Joe Sugg shares photo ‘confirming’ romance with Strictly Come Dancing partner Dianne Buswell

There have been rumours for a while

Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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This year's series of Strictly Come Dancing has been quite the series! We've had THAT kiss between Seann Walsh and Strictly professional Katya Jones, which ended with Seann being publicly dumped by his now ex-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries. We've also had rumours of Steps' Faye Tozer and her partner Giovanni Pernice - as well asGiovanni with Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts!

Then, the rumours turned to YouTuber Joe Sugg and his partner Dianne Buswell. However, now it seems that the YouTube star has confirmed their relationship, with his latest Instagram photo of the pair. Joe, who was a runner-up in the weekend's final, captioned his photo, 'I may not have won the glitter ball, but I’ve won something a million times more special.'

The photo shows the pair looking lovingly into each other's eyes, with their arms around each other.

With nearly 1 million likes in just 15 hours, this post has been hugely popular with fans of the celebrities, with many congratulating the couple. One fan posted, 'Omg this is adorable.. love you two ❤️ x', with another saying, 'Omg my heart melted when I read the caption😍so happy for you guys 💗xx', and one more saying, 'HELL YEAH!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️🎉🎉🎉🎉'.

Since the final, Dianne has also posted on Instagram. Sharing a photo from their performance she congratulated Stacey Dooley on winning the show before going on to say, 'Now to my @joe_sugg this experience has been by far the coolest most amazing thing that has ever happened in my dance career and that’s all down to my main man joe he has been the dream partner I can’t believe that you started from zero experience and you could not even clap in time to music to being able to produce amazing dances every single week especially your show dance ❤️❤️ by far my fav dance we have done ! We finished with a bang 😊🙌 you won in my eyes and I’m forever proud ! You believed and achieved 💓💓💜💜💜 go on joe xxx'. [sic]

The rumours of Joe and Dianne getting close first started back in October, when a source told that the pair were "100% in a relationship," however, Joe said at the time it was quite the opposite.


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Dianne had been dating Emmerdale actor Anthony Quinlan, but they split up not long after Strictly Come Dancing began - with sources citing her closeness with Joe to be the cause, although Anthony himself admitted it was down to long distance.

Then, in various TV interviews Joe and Dianne didn't exactly deny the rumours, however they didn't confirm them either. Recently, This Morning's Phillip Schofield asked the question everyone wanted to know the answer to, with Joe immediately saying, "Here we go! Do you know what, it’s so nice, I’ve met such a good friend in Dianne..."

But then, Phillip leaned forward, asking, "And...?" causing the pair to burst into flirty laughter. Joe replied, "We haven’t got time to think of anything like that! We’re so busy dancing."

However, Phil kept going saying, "Is that a no?", to which Joe smiled and replied, "We’re so busy dancing! We haven’t got time!"

As the 16th series of Strictly Come Dancing drew to a close at the weekend, investigative journalist Stacey Dooley fought off competition from Ashley Roberts, Faye Tozer and Joe Sugg to win the competition and take home the coveted Glitterball Trophy.

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