Strictly Dianne’s nights with Joe at his luxury flat
BLOGGER Joe Sugg and his Strictly Come Dancing professional partner Dianne Buswell further fuelled romance rumours by spending two nights together at his luxury apartment this week.
The pair were spotted leaving his London flat together for training on Wednesday morning having clearly spent the night there. They then returned that evening and emerged the next morning again.
Show sources said the duo were training for 12 hours a day in the run-up to tonight’s semi-final where they will perform two dances rather than the usual one.
But it will do nothing to dispel the notion they are now dating.
In October Dianne, 29, split from her Emmerdale actor boyfriend of 10 months Anthony Quinlan.
Since then she and 27-year-old YouTube star Sugg, have been virtually inseparable.
Earlier this week they appeared on This Morning with Dianne gushing: “He is an absolute dream to teach. Everything I tell him he takes on board. Not only is he such a hard worker, he does it with so much fun. We haven’t had a day in the studio where we haven’t laughed continuously…I’ve had the time of my life.”
When host Phillip Schofield quizzed them on whether they were dating, Joe only smiled and said: “Do you know what? It’s so nice, I’ve met such a good friend in Dianne…” He said: “We’re so busy dancing! We haven’t got time!”
On tonight’s show the couple will perform an Argentine Tango to Grenfell firefighter Ricky Nuttall Red Right Hand by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, and a Viennese Waltz to David Gray’s This Year’s Love.
One insider said: “They spend so much time together everyone thinks they must be an item. But they’re not letting on. Joe and Dianne insist they’re just good friends, but no one would be in the least surprised if they came out as a couple once the show ends.”
TV documentary maker Stacey Dooley, 31, is odds-on favourite to win Strictly at 4-5 with leading bookmaker Coral. Joe Sugg is second at 5-2. The biggest mover in the betting over the past couple of days is Paralympic athlete Lauren Steadman who is now 6-1.
She is also 4-5 to be the next to be eliminated, with Ashley Roberts 3-1 and Faye Tozer at 5-1.
Coral’s John Hill said: “Stacey has been favourite to win from very early in the series and support in the betting has just got bigger with every performance.”
Favourite to lift the winner’s Glitterball trophy… Stacey Dooley with her personal trainer boyfriend Sam Tucknott Guessing game… Joe and Dianne are keeping quiet about whether they are a couple and, inset, in action on the dance floor