Joanne Clifton splits from Joseph Edward-Bader
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 February 2017
'Strictly Come Dancing' professional Joanne Clifton has split from her boyfriend Joseph Edward-Bader
Joanne Clifton has split from her boyfriend Joseph Edward-Bader.
The 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional dancer - who helped her partner and sports presenter Ore Oduba dance his way to be crowned the winner of the 2016 series - and the 24-year-old actor have called time on their romance after meeting last June whilst working together on musical production 'Norma Jeane'.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "The relationship broke down and everyone's a bit in shock. She's taken it really badly and is struggling at the moment.
"They were inseparable ever since they started dating last June and continued their relationship throughout 'Strictly...'.
"It's a real shame because Jo was really happy - especially after beating her brother Kevin in this year's final."
Joanne, 33, and Joe - who is the grandson of the late legendary comic Ronnie Corbett - were reportedly planning a long-term future together prior to their split, and would call themselves "The two Jos" as a nod to Joe's grandad's iconic comedy duo The Two Ronnies.
Although no exact date of their split has been confirmed, it is believed the pair were not together for Valentine's Day (14.02.17), as Joanne took to Twitter to post a picture of a man holding a gun to cupid, which she captioned: "#ValentinesDay #goaway (sic)"
Previously, sources claimed Joanne was "smitten" with the actor.
An insider said in October: "Joanne is absolutely smitten with Joseph and the pair have been inseparable ever since they started dating in June.
"They met while they were both starring in 'Norma Jeane'. Joanne was playing Marilyn and Joseph was playing Marilyn's uncle."
As of the time of writing, it is not known what caused the split between the pair.