Strictly star Dianne Buswell and boyfriend Joe Sugg

Strictly star Dianne Buswell dealt devastating blow with boyfriend Joe Sugg on Christmas Day

It's affected a lot of people this year...

Strictly Come Dancing star Dianne Buswell tested positive for coronavirus on Christmas Day.

The professional dancer, 32, spent the day with boyfriend Joe Sugg, 30, after coming into contact with the virus.

Dianne shared the news yesterday (December 25) while the pair are on holiday in Lapland.

Strictly star Dianne Buswell stuck in Lapland

The star posted a photo of herself and Joe to her profile.

Alongside the snap, Dianne wrote: “Trying to see the positives in the POSITIVE despite the situation actually we are having a lovely day and I sure hope you all are too.

“Merry Christmas all.”

Trying to see the positives in the POSITIVE

Meanwhile, Joe explained that it was an “unusual” Christmas for the couple.

Taking to his Instagram Story, he said: “Second year running for us having an unusual, unexpected Christmas.

“Unfortunately, Dianne’s got the ol’ Covid (and a mini Christmas tree). So we’re staying put in Santa land for now to stay safe.”

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Strictly couple Dianne Buswell and Joe Swash spent Christmas in Lapland (Credit:

Joe added: “It’s not exactly how we would have liked to have spent Christmas.”

The couple’s followers rushed to show their support following the news.

Neil Jones commented: “Merry Xmas to you both. As long as you are together.”

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Amy Dowden posted: “Love you @diannebuswell. Merry Christmas both xxxxx.”

Gorka Marquez added: “Merry Christmas!!!”

Meanwhile, Dianne appeared alongside First Dates star Fred Sirieix on Strictly’s Christmas special this year.

Strictly star Dianne Buswell
Dianne tested positive for COVID on the day (Credit:

Strictly’s Christmas special

The French maître d’hôtel attempted a Quickstep on the show’s festive edition this weekend.

Fred and Dianne managed to score an impressive 38 out of 40 after their own rendition to Shakin Stevens’ song Snow Is Falling.

Anton Du Beke praised the duo, saying: “You flew across the floor! Not a gap the frame was quite nice, the footwork was incredible, it was tremendous!”

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Meanwhile, viewers at home were just impressed.

Taking to Twitter, one said: “Would love to see Fred Sirieix on Strictly full time next year! #Strictly #StrictlyChristmas.”

Another added: “I’m a little bit in love with Fred #strictly.”

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