Joe Sugg never had a girlfriend before Dianne Buswell
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 March 2021
Joe Sugg has admitted he has never had a girlfriend before he met Dianne Buswell on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2018
Joe Sugg had never had a girlfriend before Dianne Buswell.
The 29-year-old vlogger admitted he was worried about his fans' reactions if he ever dated anyone, but they were instantly accepting of his romance with the dancer because they were partnered together on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2018.
He said: “Dianne is my first girlfriend. Other than, like, my penpal from when I was ten.
"My audience was very protective over me. But they instantly accepted Dianne, because we were partnered on ‘Strictly’, so after the show finished and we got together, they already felt like they knew her well.”
Joe was also reluctant to expose any girlfriend to having to live their life on camera, but Dianne has been comfortable with it and the couple don’t believe in censoring the rough spots in their life together.
Joe said: “We very rarely have full-blown rows. Dianne’s very messy, so even on camera I’d take the mick that she’s left the room like a bombsite.
“I think it’s good to keep things like that in, because especially if you’ve got younger people watching, you could otherwise give them a false idea that being in a couple is all rainbows and daisies.”
The ‘Syndicate’ actor was the first social media star to compete on ‘Strictly’ – on which he and Dianne ultimately came second to Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton – and he could understand why it sparked a backlash.
He told Times magazine: “People are always scared of anything new.
“Your instant reaction is to think, ‘No, let’s shut this down,’ and then years down the line that change becomes the norm, and people don’t want another change.”