Joe and Dianne are making the most of their Christmas together (Picture: Instagram)
The Australian native was meant to be returning home for the holidays after working on Strictly until last Saturday’s final, but travel restrictions and tier four rules announced that same day has now meant she’s had to cancel her plans.
Joe is certainly seeming to help, with the pair cuddling up on the floor underneath the Christmas tree for the photo.
She wrote alongside the pic: ‘It was meant to be the night before I flew out to Australia to see the fam.
‘It’s very sad and frustrating but so many of us are in similar positions this year if not worse. Sending love to everybody who can’t see their loved ones this Christmas!
‘Silver lining is I get to stay and annoy this one a little longer than planned! And Australia I’ll be there as soon as I can.’
Joe and Dianne have been smitten for two years (Picture: Instagram)
Dianne and YouTube star Joe have been together since 2018, when they were partnered up together for that year’s series of the BBC dancing favourite.
While hiding their romance during their time on the show, they went public with their relationship on the night of the finale, and have remained together ever since.
In 2019, the duo returned for the Christmas special together, performing a street dance routine to classic track, Sleigh Ride.
Unfortunately Dianne isn’t the only Strictly pro whose festive plans have been ruined by the tier four lockdown – with Graziano Di Prima devastated to find out he won’t be able to get home this year either.
The Italian dancer shared the news online, and said: ‘’There’s something that you cannot buy… family,’ he wrote.
‘I tried everything possible to make my way home but it is not possible…’
He captioned the snap: ‘What just happened?… familyiseverything.’
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