Dianne Buswell
Dianne Buswell 2020.jpg
Buswell in 2020
Born
Dianne Claire Buswell[1]

(1989-05-06) 6 May 1989 (age 31)
OccupationProfessional Dancer
Years active2011–present
Partner(s)Joe Sugg (2018–present)

Dianne Claire Buswell (born 6 May 1989) is an Australian professional dancer, known for her appearances on the British television series Strictly Come Dancing. After working as a dancer in Australia, she has danced in the British series each year since 2017, reaching the final in 2018 with her celebrity partner Joe Sugg.

Early life

Dianne Buswell was born in Bunbury, Western Australia.[2] She started ballroom dancing at age 4.[3]

Career

Dianne and her brother Andrew Buswell[4] were Adult New Vogue WA Champions for 2008 and 2010.[5] She also appeared on So You Think You Can Dance Australia.[3] Buswell joined the live dance show Burn the Floor in January 2011.[6][3] She joined Australia's Dancing with the Stars in 2015, paired with Australian AFL star Jude Bolton;[7] they were the fifth couple eliminated.[8] Following her elimination from Dancing with the Stars, Buswell rejoined the Burn the Floor tour.[2]

Strictly Come Dancing

Buswell joined the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.[2][6] Her celebrity partner for the 2017 series was the Reverend Richard Coles.[9] They were the second couple eliminated in the series, losing the dance-off to Simon Rimmer and Karen Clifton in a unanimous decision.[10]

She was paired with television presenter Tim Vincent for Strictly Come Dancing's 2017 Children in Need special,[11] and with Welsh football player and pundit Robbie Savage for the show's 2017 Christmas special.[12]

For the sixteenth series of the show in 2018, she was paired with Joe Sugg. They were runners-up alongside Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice and Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev, losing to Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton.[13] In December 2018, Buswell was announced to be joining the 'Strictly Come Dancing Live!' tour.[14] Alongside her partner Joe Sugg, they won more shows on the tour than any other couple that year.[15][16][17]

Buswell returned for her third series in 2019, paired with radio DJ Dev Griffin. They were the third couple to leave the show, after losing a dance-off to Emma Weymouth and Aljaž Skorjanec.[18][19]

In series 18, she was partnered with former The Wanted singer, Max George. They were the third couple to be eliminated, after losing a dance-off to Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez.

Series Partner Place Average
Score
15 Reverend Richard Coles 14th 16.0
16 Joe Sugg 2nd 32.8
17 Dev Griffin 13th 30.0
18 Max George 9th 27.3

Highest and Lowest scoring per dance

In the following tables, red text indicates the couple(s) with the lowest score for that week.

Series 15: with Reverend Richard Coles

Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Total Result
Revel Horwood Bussell Ballas Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) 2 4 6 5 17 No Elimination
2 American Smooth / "Love Really Hurts Without You 3 4 5 5 17 Safe
3 Paso Doble / "Flash's Theme 2 4 4 4 14 Eliminated

Series 16: with Joe Sugg

Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Total Result
Revel Horwood Bussell Ballas Tonioli
1 Jive / "Take On Me" 6 7 7 7 27 No Elimination
2 Charleston / "Cotton Eye Joe" 7 8 8 8 31 Safe
3 American Smooth / "Breaking Free" 6 7 6 7 26 Safe
4 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Just Got Paid" 5 7 7 7 26 Safe
5 Waltz / "Rainbow Connection" 6 7 8 8a 29 Safe
6 Foxtrot / "Youngblood" 8 9 9 9 35 Safe
7 Paso Doble / "Pompeii" 7 9 9 9 34 Safe
8 Samba / "MMMBop" 7 8 8 9 32 Safe
9 Quickstep / "Dancin' Fool" 8 10 10 10 38 Safe
10 Street / "Jump Around" 7 8 10 10 35 Safe
11 Salsa / "Joseph Megamix" 8 9 9 10 36 Safe
12 Viennese Waltz / "This Year's Love" 6 8 7 8 29 Safe
Argentine Tango / "Red Right Hand" 6 8 8 8 30
13 / Final Paso Doble / "Pompeii" 9 10 10 10 39 Runner-up
Showdance / "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor 9 10 10 10 39
Charleston / "Cotton Eye Joe" 9 9 10 10 38

Series 17: with Dev Griffin

Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Total Result
Revel Horwood Mabuse Ballas Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Build Me Up Buttercup 7 7 8 8 30 No Elimination
2 Jive / "Dance with Me Tonight 6 7 7 7 27 Safe
3 Street / "Friend Like Me" (2019) 9 9 9 9 36 Safe
4 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Dancing with a Stranger" 6 7 7 7 27 Eliminated

Series 18: with Max George

Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Total Result
Revel Horwood Ballas Mabuse
1 Tango / "Best Fake Smile" 6 5 6 17 No Elimination
2 Jive / "I'm a Believer" 6 7 7 20 Safe
3 Couple's Choice / "The Simpsons Theme" 8 8 8 24 Safe
4 American Smooth / "It Had to Be You" 5 7 8b 20 Eliminated
Notes
^a Alfonso Ribeiro filled in for Tonioli
^b Due to Covid 19 travel restrictions Mabuse had to be replaced with Anton du Beke for week 4 of Series 18.

Christmas Specials

In 2017, Buswell appeared on the Christmas Special and danced with footballer Robbie Savage.[20] In November 2019, it was announced that Joe Sugg would be taking part in the 2019 special partnered with Buswell.[21][22]

Personal life

In late 2018, Buswell began dating Joe Sugg, her celebrity partner from Strictly Come Dancing.[23] Dianne and Joe moved in together in August 2019.[24]

References

  1. ^ Sugg, Joe (4 January 2019). "What's in the box prank!". YouTube. Google. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Elstermann, Andrew (22 June 2017). "Bunbury dancer to compete on British TV show". Bunbury Mail. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Dianne Buswell | Burn The Floor". Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Dancer Profile Listings: Andrew Buswell". Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  5. ^ "DanceSport Australia". dancesport.org.au. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Three new sensational dancers join our professional dancer line up for 2017". Strictly Come Dancing. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Dancing with the Stars celebrities revealed – Mediaweek". mediaweek.com.au. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  8. ^ South Western Times (22 August 2015). "Dianne & Jude's swan song". The West Australian. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  9. ^ Westbrook, Caroline (9 September 2017). "Strictly Come Dancing 2017's pairings are revealed – but who's dancing with who?". Metro. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  10. ^ Westbrook, Caroline (8 October 2017). "Strictly Come Dancing 2017's second celebrity has left the ballroom". Metro. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing Children in Need line up 2017 REVEALED". TellyMix. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Second time lucky? Strictly Come Dancing crowns winner of the Christmas Special". www.shropshirestar.com.
  13. ^ Gill, James (9 September 2018). "Joe Sugg invited all the Strictly Come Dancing celebrities to his house to watch first show of the series". Radio Times. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing Live! The Line Up". Strictly Come Dancing Live!. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing Live on Instagram: "And the winners of the final 2019 @strictlycomedancinglive show were... @joe_sugg and @diannebuswell With a phenomenal 28/29 tour wins…"". Instagram. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  16. ^ Freedman, Joanna S. (6 February 2019). "Strictly star Joe Sugg has won all 20 shows of the Strictly tour". mirror. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  17. ^ "The overall winners of the Strictly Come Dancing tour have been announced – and it's not Stacey Dooley!". HELLO!. 10 February 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  18. ^ Strictly, B. B. C. (12 October 2019). "There's a high volume of calls tonight, so if you don't get though first time keep trying! And remember you can vote online". @bbcstrictly. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  19. ^ Hill, Rose (13 October 2019). "Strictly fix scandal as furious fans claim they couldn't vote for axed couple". mirror. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  20. ^ "Strictly Christmas line-up announced". BBC Blogs.
  21. ^ "Meet the Strictly Celebrities for Christmas 2019!". BBC Blogs.
  22. ^ "Meet the professional dancers for our Christmas Special 2019!". BBC Blogs.
  23. ^ Pearce, Tilly (31 December 2018). "Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell are reunited just before New Year's Day strikes". Metro. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  24. ^ "I Asked Her to Move In". YouTube, ThatcherJoeVlogs. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 23 December 2020.

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