Joanna Clifton is dating Joseph Edward-Bader

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 October 2016
Joanne Clifton

Joanne Clifton

Joanna Clifton is dating the grandson of the late Ronnie Corbett and have been smitten for months

Joanne Clifton is reportedly dating the late Ronnie Corbett's grandson.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional - who joined the ballroom and latin show this year - struck up a relationship with Joseph Edward-Bader four months ago and, although it's still early days, it seems their romance is moving at the speed of light.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Joanne is absolutely smitten with Joseph and the pair have been inseparable ever since they started dating in June."

The pair met while they were starring in the musical of 'Norma Jeane' in London earlier this year and are hoping their relationship will withstand the test of time.

The insider explained: "They met while they were both starring in 'Norma Jeane'. Joanne was playing Marilyn and Joseph was playing Marilyn's uncle."

However, the couple are no doubt forced to spend a lot of time apart at the moment as Joanne - the sister of Kevin Clifton - is currently rehearsing with sports presenter Ore Oduba every week for the popular BBC ballroom show.

The source explained: "Joseph is really supportive of Joanne and is constantly coming to cheer her and Ore Oduba on at the 'Strictly...' shows."

And Joanne's training sessions with Ore are set to get longer as the competition heats up as they're determined to keep hold of their top position on the leader board.

Joanne told BANG Showbiz recently: "I love him [Ore]. He works really hard, he's so determined, he tries everything that I say to him and at the same time we've become like best friends. And the worst part of working with him is that [he works really hard] because then I don't get a break.

"He's been working this week as well as rehearsing so we've been dancing until 10 and 11 o'clock at night so we're quite tired but today it all came together and we are really happy. We're doing a waltz, it's quite a different thing to the jive last week."