Joe Sugg’s gran Phyllis reckons he is ‘head over heels’ for Dianne

Joe Sugg EXCLUSIVE: Strictly star’s grandmother Phyllis gushes he is ‘head over heels’ for partner Dianne Buswell… after the pair confirmed their romance with Instagram post

Strictly Come Dancing’s Joe Sugg’s grandmother has insisted he’s head over heels for dance partner Dianne Buswell.

Phyllis Sugg, 95, went to Blackpool to watch Joe, 27, in action with Dianne, 29, during the BBC competition and admitted she knew there was a spark between them.   

She told MailOnline: ‘I may be 95 but I could see that twinkle in his eye – and the way they looked at each other.

Family approval: Strictly Come Dancing’s Joe Sugg’s grandmother has insisted he’s head over heels for dance partner Dianne Buswell

‘He brought Dianne over to meet me too and that’s a sign that there is romance in the air.


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‘She seemed like a lovely girl – I think he might be head over heels.’

Phyllis, who lives in the Wiltshire village of Lacock where Joe grew up, reckons her grandson gets his dancing skills from her.

She said: “He’s never walked on a dance floor before, let alone actually danced on one.

Proud:  Phyllis Sugg (right), 95, went to Blackpool to watch Joe, 27, in action with Dianne, 29, during the BBC competition and admitted she knew there was a spark between them

Couple: Joe’s grandmother told MailOnline: ‘I may be 95 but I could see that twinkle in his eye – and the way they looked at each other’

‘But I love watching him on the telly every week, I’m so proud of him.

‘I used to love dancing myself, I was good at the waltz and foxtrot, perhaps be got it from me.

‘But those days are long gone for me, my back, my knees, everything’s gone but I keep smiling.’

Phyllis added her roof thatcher turned internet blogger grandson didn’t go on the show looking for romance.

She said: ‘Sometimes these things just happen, we will have too wait and see whether he brings her here to meet the family.’

Thoughts: Phyllis added: ‘She seemed like a lovely girl – I think he might be head over heels’

Partners: Joe appeared to confirm his romance with his dance partner recently

Joe appeared to confirm his romance with his dance partner recently.

The YouTuber, 27, took to Instagram on Sunday, after missing out on first place during Saturday’s final, to share a cosy picture.

He captioned it with: ‘I may not have won the glitter ball, but I’ve won something a million times more special.’  

The pair were interviewed on This Morning last week, where they played coy about the romance rumours, but didn’t say they were untrue. 

Chat: The pair were interviewed on This Morning last week, where they played coy about the romance rumours, but didn’t say they were untrue

When Phillip Schofield quizzed the pair on the dating rumours, Joe smiled, ‘Here we go! Do you know what, it’s so nice, I’ve met such a good friend in Dianne…’

Leaning forward Phillip said, ‘And…?’ Laughing, Joe replied, ‘We haven’t got time to think of anything like that! We’re so busy dancing…’

Phillip said, ‘Is that a no?’ Joe smiled and replied, ‘…We’re so busy dancing! We haven’t got time!’  

Playing coy: When Phillip Schofield quizzed the pair on the dating rumours, Joe smiled, ‘Here we go! Do you know what, it’s so nice, I’ve met such a good friend in Dianne…’

Cosy: Dianne shared a snap of the pair looking cosy to her Instagram stories on Monday

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