Strictly Come Dancing ‘ramp up security’ after Dianne Buswell is ‘sent death threats’ following fake cheating claims

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Strictly Come Dancing bosses are said to have upped their security after Dianne Buswell was hit with death threats.

The 31 year old professional dancer was targeted by trolls after they accused her of cheating on her boyfriend Joe Sugg with her dance partner Max George.

An unfounded accusation is said to have been made by a so-called fan of YouTube star Joe, 29, who claimed to be at the same apartment block that Dianne and Max were staying during the series of Strictly, due to new covid measures.

The worrying message, according to The Sun, is said to have sparked a security alert amongst the BBC producers, who are said to have tightened measures.

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A show source said: “This was truly chilling — because someone claimed to be waiting for Dianne at a certain address. That triggered a security alert and obviously had to be taken seriously.

“Producers have taken action, along with security teams, and reassured the cast that their safety is paramount.

“Strictly rightly take the safety of their stars very seriously, and felt the move was warranted. They would rather be over-cautious than not react to things. Fortunately, Dianne is a really positive person and has a tough skin so focused her efforts on her first live dance with Max.

“She wants to enjoy the show and ignore any negativity.

“Sadly, death threats to cast members are something producers have to deal with as the profile of their talent is sky-high.

“There is a strong security presence at the studios in Elstree, even with less people coming and going due to the Covid restrictions. They might now set up patrols near their accommodation too.”

Dianne and her The Wanted dance partner Max George, 32, kept their focus on Strictly as the singer shared a snap of them in costume as they performed the tango on Saturday 24 October.

As he posted the snap, Max wrote: “MASSIVE thank you to @diannebuswell for teaching me to TANGO..

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“Not gonna lie it was extremely nerve wracking.. (and yes Dianne I missed a lot of steps!).. but can’t wait for next week whatever that brings.. thanks again matey!!!”

Meanwhile, Dianne posted her own snap and praised Max for his hard work.

She wrote in the caption: “@maxgeorge you did it ! you said all week that you just wanted to do me proud and you did that. A tough dance to start with but I thought you did an incredible job.

“Now Let’s take on board the judges comments and work extra hard for dance number 2”.

She also thanked fans as she wrote: “I want to thank you guys for all the kind and positive msgs,posts ect your support doesn’t go unnoticed so THANK YOU”.

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