Strictly's Dianne Buswell splits from Emmerdale's Anthony Quinlan

19 October 2018, 09:59 | Updated: 21 January 2019, 13:38

Dianne Buswell/Anthony Quinlan
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By Tom Eames

The Strictly curse strikes again?

Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Diane Buswell has split up with her boyfriend Anthony Quinlan, apparently after claims she was getting "too close" to dance partner Joe Sugg.

The Australian dancer reportedly ended her relationship with Emmerdale actor Anthony, after he is said to have noticed a close bond with YouTuber Joe, according to The Sun.

Sources have claimed that people had noticed how "close" Dianne and Joe had become, and that Dianne was "enjoying spending time" with Joe since the split.

"Everyone on set's been discussing how close they'd become. It did not go unnoticed by Anthony," a source said.

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The couple reportedly took a break earlier this year due to their long distance relationship, and have now broken up after ten months together.  

Anthony and Dianne were introduced by actress Gemma Atkinson, who is dating Strictly professional Gorka Marquez, in December after she worked with Anthony on Emmerdale.

This series of Strictly has already seen the so-called 'Strictly curse' strike when comedian Seann Walsh was spotted kissing his dance partner Katya Jones, who is married to fellow dancer Neil Jones. Walsh's girlfriend Rebecca Humphries soon ended their relationship.