Joe Sugg and his Strictly dance partner Dianne Buswell have poked fun at the latest romance rumours surrounding them.
Sharing a new video on his YouTube channel, vlogger Joe, 27, joked about the talk that they are more than friends and laughed off the infamous ‘Strictly curse’.
He told the camera: “As you can see, Dianne’s round my house, I can’t believe it, doing a YouTube video, it can only mean one thing… it must mean we’re going out with each other!”
Australian dancer Dianne chimed in with: “It must mean that,” adding: “Hello boyfriend!” before the pair of them cracked up laughing.
He continued: “If a girl comes round a boy’s house for a YouTube video…”
“…definitely boyfriend and girlfriend,” she cheekily added.
It comes after Dianne, 29, called time on her ten-month relationship with Emmerdale actor Anthony Quinlan, 34, earlier this month.
Days later, rumours began that she and Joe were getting closer after she was spotted at his London home. However, like most Strictly dance partners, they have been spending a lot of time together to perfect their performances.
A source had previously told The Sun Online: “Joe and Dianne are keeping things low-key but they’re having a lot of fun. Everyone on set has noticed how close they’ve become.
“They are not calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend just yet, but they’re definitely more than just friends. They are very fond of each other.”
They aren’t the first Strictly Come Dancing stars to hit headlines for their closeness this series.
Comedian Seann Walsh and his dancer partner Katya Jones shocked when they were pictured kissing outside a London pub earlier this month and then had to issue apologies.
Seann was subsequently dumped by girlfriend Rebecca Humphries, while Katya insisted the kiss was a drunken mistake that had no reflection on her marriage to fellow Strictly pro Neil Jones.
They were eliminated last weekend after falling into the dance-off position against Graeme Swann and Oti Mabuse.
Meanwhile, Joe and Dianne have been going from strength to strength in the competition. They received a score of 35 from the judges for their impressive Foxtrot last Saturday.
We can’t wait to see what they pull out of the bag this weekend!
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