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Dianne Buswell
Born
Dianne Claire Buswell[1]

(1989-05-06) 6 May 1989 (age 29)
Bunbury, Australia
ResidenceEngland
NationalityAustralian
OccupationProfessional dancer
Years active2015–present
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)

Dianne Claire Buswell (born 6 May 1989) is an Australian ballroom dancer. She 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, being partnered with Reverend Richard Coles. In the 2018 series, she reached the final with partner Joe Sugg.

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
    • 2.1 Strictly
      • 2.1.1 Series 15: with Reverend Richard Coles
      • 2.1.2 Series 16: with Joe Sugg
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Early life[edit]

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

Career[edit]

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[edit]

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] For the sixteenth series of the show in 2018, she was paired with Joe Sugg, in which they were runners-up alongside Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice and Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev, losing to Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton.[12]

Series Partner Place Average
Score
15 Reverend Richard Coles 14th 16.0
16 Joe Sugg 2nd 32.8

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

Series 15: with Reverend Richard Coles[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

Series 16: with Joe Sugg[edit]

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"
Argentine Tango / "Red Right Hand"
6
6
8
8
7
8
8
8
29
30
Safe
Final Paso Doble / "Pompeii"
Showdance / "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”
Charleston / "Cotton Eye Joe"
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
39
39
38
Runner up
Notes
^A Alfonso Ribeiro filled in for Tonioli

Personal life[edit]

In late 2018, Buswell began dating Joe Sugg.[13][1] She previously dated actor Anthony Quinlan.[14]