We’re barely a few weeks into this year’s series, and the Strictly Curse has already claimed its second victim.
Strictly Come Dancing professional Dianne Buswell has broken up with her Emmerdale actor boyfriend, Anthony Quinlan, ED! has confirmed.
Dianne’s spokesperson told us: “Due to their busy schedules and distance they have split but still remain really close friends”.
After ten months of being on/off, The Sun reports that Dianne, 29, ended things following a string of rows.
Their Strictly source said: “They are quite a fiery pair and have been clashing a bit more than often lately. A couple of weeks ago they just decided enough was enough and ended things. There’s not bad blood between them but it looks like a reconciliation is off the cards this time.”
The couple started dating last year after being introduced by fellow Strictly and soap star Gemma Atkinson. They reportedly struggled with long distance – briefly splitting up earlier this year – as Anthony filmed in Yorkshire, and Dianne worked in London.
The last picture Dianne – who is partnered with YouTube star Joe Sugg this year – posted of her and Anthony was on 2 September, when they attended a wedding together.
She wrote: “Love me a good wedding and this Manchester lot know how to throw a gooden 🥂 @anthonyquinny”.
Anthony, 34, who plays Pete Barton on the ITV soap, posted a couple selfie a day later from the same wedding, commenting: “Proud of this extremely beautiful and talented lady @diannebuswell x”.
Their split happened just days after Seann Walsh and his married dance partner Katya Jones were seen kissing on a night out in London.
The comedian was subsequently dumped by his girlfriend.
Katya was forced to defend her marriage to husband Neil, saying they are “very happy together” and the kiss was not a reflection on her marriage.
Seann, meanwhile, also apologised for his actions, with both him and Katya saying it had been a drunken mistake.
Dianne and Anthony made a beautiful couple, but we’re glad to hear things are amicable. Maybe we’ll even see Anthony on Strictly next year…
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