Joe Sugg denies Strictly curse as he shoots down rumours of romance with partner Dianne Buswell

Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell (Ray Burmiston / BBC)

STRICTLY star Joe Sugg has shot down rumours of a romance with his pro dance partner Dianne Buswell.

Onlookers claimed to have seen the pair sharing a kiss after last week’s Blackpool show but the YouTube sensation denied there was a clinch.

“I heard that as well but there’s nothing to it,” said Joe, 27. “If I was dating I think everyone would see it.”

Joe and Dianne (PA)

Australian dancer Dianne, 29, was dating Emmerdale actor Anthony Quinlan, but they broke up a few weeks ago amidst talk of her falling victim to the “Strictly curse” because of her closeness to Joe.

“It was a bit weird being drawn into that,” said Joe. “It’s not nice but what people say or write is completely outwith your control.”

Joe and Dianne’s routine last night (Guy Levy/BBC)

Last night saw the pair do a Street and Commercial routine to Jump Around by House of Pain.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Results BBC1 tonight 7.20pm