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Dianne Buswell
Born 6 May 1989 (age 29)
Bunbury, Australia
Occupation Ballroom dancer

Dianne Buswell (born 6 May 1989) is an Australian ballroom dancer. She has appeared on So You Think You Can Dance Australia and was a professional dancer on the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars in 2015. Buswell became a professional dancer on the British series Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
    • 2.1 Strictly Come Dancing
    • 2.2 Series 15
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Early life[edit]

Dianne Buswell was born in Bunbury, Australia.[1] She started ballroom dancing at age 4.[2]


Dianne and her brother Andrew Buswell[3] were Adult New Vogue WA Champaions for 2008 and 2010.[4] She also appeared on So You Think You Can Dance Australia.[2] Buswell joined the live dance show Burn the Floor in January 2011.[5][2] Buswell joined Australia's Dancing with the Stars in 2015, paired with Australian AFL star Jude Bolton.[6] Bolton and Buswell were the fifth couple eliminated in the series.[7] Following her elimination from Dancing with the Stars, Buswell rejoined the Burn the Floor tour.[1]

Strictly Come Dancing[edit]

Buswell joined the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.[1][5] Her celebrity partner for the 2017 series was the Reverend Richard Coles.[8] Coles and Buswell were the second couple eliminated in the series, losing the dance-off to Simon Rimmer and Karen Clifton in a unanimous decision.[9] She was paired with television presenter Tim Vincent for Strictly Come Dancing's 2017 Children in Need special.[10] For the current 16th series of the show, she is paired with Joe Sugg.[11]

Series 15[edit]

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