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Strictly's Dianne Buswell addresses Bobby Brazier romance rumours following 'near-kiss'

The 34-year-old dancer shut down speculation following Saturday's Argentine Tango 

Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell on ITV's Lorraine
Nicky Morris
Nicky MorrisTV and film writer
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Dianne Buswell shut down rumours of a romance between her and her Strictly dance partner Bobby Brazier during an appearance on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain

The pair sparked speculation from fans after their steamy Argentine Tango appeared to end with a near-kiss during Saturday night's live show. 

WATCH: Strictly's Dianne Buswell addresses Bobby Brazier romance rumours

Host Susanna Reid addressed the rumours on Tuesday and spoke about the duo's epic performance. "There's nothing untoward going on here, it's just the dancing," said the journalist, prompting Dianne, 34, to confirm that there's no romantic connection between herself and Bobby. "Exactly, it is," the dancer said. 

"I think the thing that I love so much about dancing is being able to tell a story. It's like acting, isn't it?" she asked, adding: "We obviously did the dance the correct way if that's what's being said because that is the Argentine Tango."

Dianne Buswell on Good Morning Britain© Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock
Dianne Buswell shut down rumours of a romance with Bobby Brazier

Since Saturday's show, fans have been quick to defend the pair amidst the romance speculation. One person wrote on social media. "Isn't dancing about telling a story and acting? And that's exactly what they're doing and must be doing it extremely well if you're reading more into it."

A second person added: "Can people stop repeatedly commenting on their partnership please? It makes me feel uncomfortable for them so I can't imagine how it's making Dianne and Bobby feel. 

"It's really inappropriate to make remarks and comments about them being a couple. Dianne is committed to her relationship with Joe and this is her job! Enjoy their dancing and routines for what they are. Fantastic as always!"

dianne and bobby dancing on strictly © Guy Levy
The dancing duo scored 30 points for their Argentine Tango on Saturday

Dianne and Bobby have clearly formed a close bond over the past few weeks, and have been there for each other through the highs and lows of the competition. 

SEE: Strictly's Dianne Buswell addresses romance rumours following 'near-kiss' with Bobby Brazier

Back in October, the pair admitted that it had been an emotional week, and Dianne thanked the EastEnders star for his support. 

When asked by Claudia Winkleman how it felt to close the show with their electric Tango, Bobby said: "Just emotional. It's been so, so emotional all week."

Dianne added: "It was really difficult. I pushed you musically. That song is not easy to hear and you worked so hard to be able to hear the music. 

Bobby Brazier hugging Dianne Buswell on Strictly© BBC
Bobby comforted Dianne after an emotional week

"But he's just been a massive rock this week, so thank you," she added, looking visibly teary.

Bobby has also been very vocal about his appreciation of Dianne. Speaking to The Mirror at the Pride of Britain Awards in October, the 20-year-old gushed: "I could speak about Dianne all day… She's just a diamond – you know what, I'm falling in love with her. She's just great. I feel very lucky."

While Bobby is believed to be single, Dianne is in a relationship with former Strictly contestant Joe Sugg

Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg attend the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England
Dianne has been in a relationship with Joe Sugg since 2018

The lovebirds began dating back in 2018 after being partnered up on season 16 of the BBC show. 

The couple bought their first home together in Sussex in 2021 and have since moved to a five-bedroom property in Brighton.

Strictly Come Dating: couples who met on the dancefloor

As well as Gemma and Gorka, there are several other loved-up couples who met during their time on Strictly

  • Janette Manrara and Aljaz Škorjanec met on Strictly in 2010, before marrying in 2017 and welcoming a baby, Lyra, in 2023.
  • Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev met during the 2013 series. They married in 2019 and have two children together.
  • Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg fell in love while competing in 2018. They live together in Brighton.
  • Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton met in 2018 and welcomed a baby girl, Minnie, in 2023.
  • Max George and Maisie Smith shared their Strictly experience together in 2020, but didn't announce their relationship until 2022.
  • Tyler West and Molly Rainford starred in the 2022 series together and have been going strong ever since!
  • Kai Widdrington and Nadiya Bychkova are both professionals on the show, and began dating in 2022.
  • Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen were partnered together on the show in 2013, confirming their romance in 2014. They share a daughter together, Mila, who was born in 2018.

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