A detailed explainer of Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell's relationship history

Zoe Shenton
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Photo credit: Karwai Tang
Photo credit: Karwai Tang

From Cosmopolitan

As well as being joyous television, we can also thank Strictly Come Dancing for producing lots of lovely new couples (we, ahem, won't mention the Strictly curse here). And 2018 was a particularly good year for match-making because it brought together YouTuber Joe Sugg and pro dancer Dianne Buswell. After splitting from her boyfriend, Dianne and Joe's romance blossomed and, the day after the Strictly final, the pair revealed their relationship to the world with an adorable Instagram post. Here's a look back at how it all started, and all the major milestones they've experienced together since...


September 2018: The 2018 Strictly Come Dancing pairs are revealed and Joe is partnered with pro Dianne.

October 2018: According to reports, Dianne and her boyfriend, Emmerdale star Anthony Quinlan, have split up after 10 months together.

November 25, 2018: Joe and Dianne attend The British Academy Children's Awards and make a majorly cute pair on the red carpet.

Photo credit: David M. Benett
Photo credit: David M. Benett

December 15, 2018: Joe and Dianne appear in the Strictly Come Dancing final after spending three months working on the BBC series. They end up coming runners-up to Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton.

December 16, 2018: The pair go public with their relationship and the YouTuber shares the sweetest snap and caption.

I may not have won the glitter ball, but I鈥檝e won something a million times more special.

So cute.


August 2019:
The couple move in together, and Joe shares a sweet vlog of the moment to his YouTube channel. Entitled 'I asked her to move in with me,' Joe gives Dianne a framed piece of art featuring the pair made out of lego with a quote from one of the songs they danced to on the show. In a card, he wrote: "So I have officially invited you to live in my humble abode with me. Do you want to move in with me? Yes or no. Circle your choice. All my love, Joseph."

November 3, 2019: Joe and Dianne's Instagram accounts have both become one big, adorable tribute to their relationship and we're not mad. The latest Instagram post is a snap of them cuddled up together in bed. She captions it:

"I don鈥檛 think there has been a single day since I met him where we haven鈥檛 laughed 馃槉馃挄.

December 2019: Hello, major milestone alert! Joe visits Australia to meet Dianne's family, saying it's the first time he's spent Christmas away from his family.

March 20, 2020: The YouTuber is asked if he's planning to propose to Dianne. "Never say never," he tells the Metro, before adding, "it's not in our plans just yet."

May 2020: Dianne opens up about what it's like to be living with Joe while in lockdown, telling Square Mile magazine, "Firstly I'm pretty lucky to currently be in lockdown with Joe he makes every situation fun and is such a positive person..."

July 2020: With tight restrictions on travel due to the pandemic, the pair set off in their VW Camper to visit the British coastline and treat fans to of arty pics, of course.

January 2021: Speaking to Hello! magazine, Dianne says the couple are very relaxed when it comes to what's in store for them in the future. "I'm quite an unorganised person actually, Joe and I don't really talk about that kind of thing [marriage]. We're both so relaxed so we just play it by ear. We really enjoy each other's company so much and whatever happens, happens."

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