Joe Sugg took part in Strictly Come Dancing last year and will be returning for the Christmas special next month. The YouTuber also fronts the twice weekly podcast for the BBC show and, despite his role, will not be in Blackpool on Saturday for the annual Tower Ballroom spectacular.
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The news came to light about the 28-year-old’s absence on the latest instalment of the show, when his co-host Kim Winston revealed he would not be there to witness the goings-on first hand.
The blogger left his reasons for not being there vague but said he would seemingly be at home in London.
It means that professional dancer Dianne Buswell, 30, will not have her beau at the live recording.
She is expected in the north despite no longer being in the competition with 2019 partner Dev Griffin.
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Joe Sugg: Dianne Buswell's beau will not be Strictly Come Dancing's Blackpool special (Image: WENN • GETTY)
Joe Sugg: Dianne Buswell will be minus her beau at Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday (Image: WENN)
“Joe, I’m gutted you’re not coming to Blackpool next weekend,” Kim, a producer, started on the podcast.
He replied: “See, you had a holiday to Greece for a week. This is my holiday leave for next week.
“Although, it’s the opposite. You’re all going on holiday to Blackpool and I’m staying put in London, rainy old London.”
However, Joe quipped: “Don’t know why I’m saying it’s rainy, I can’t predict the weather.