Who is Dianne Buswell, Strictly Come Dancing pro?

Dianne Buswell is one of Strictly's newer stars, but already a familiar face. Here’s what you need to know about her.

Dianne Buswell may have only joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, but fans feel as though she's always been a show regular thanks to her incredible routines.

Here's all you need to know about the pro dancer.

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Who is Dianne Buswell?  

Like outgoing Strictly pro Natalie Lowe who she replaced in 2017, Dianne is an Aussie. As well as being an Australian Open dancing champion, Dianne has appeared on Australia’s version of Strictly - Dancing with the Stars - and has appeared on Broadway’s Burn the Floor.

When she was cast in Strictky, 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! See you on the dance floor!”

In Australia’s Dancing with the Stars, season 14, Dianne took to the floor with former AFL player Jude Bolton and they became the fifth couple to be eliminated.

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Dianne, who is known for her trademark red hair, has been part of fellow Strictly pro Giovanni Pernice’s touring show Il Ballo e Vita, which translates as Dance Is Life.

Last year was a great year for Dianne as not only did she reach the final with Joe Sugg, she also began dating him. The pair even have a touring show based on comedy and dance together.

Best-ever finish: In 2018, Dianne reached the finals with Joe Sugg and the couple were runners up.

Worst-ever finish: Her first year on the show was her worst, finishing in 14th place with the Reverend Richard Coles. However, it was nowhere near as shocking as her 2019 exit when she finished in 13th place with Dev Griffin, who had been expected to make the show's final.

Former celebrity partners: Reverend Richard Coles, Joe Sugg

Current celebrity partner: Dev Griffin

Did you know? Dianne has appeared in musicals Rock Of Ages and Legally Blonde. 

Photo credits: BBC

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