The season 21 launch show saw the dancer coupled with soap star Bobby Brazier, best known for his role as Freddie Slater on EastEnders.
Since then, Dianne’s made it clear she’s delighted with her new dance trainee and has already shared some behind-the-scenes footage of them working together.
Taking to Instagram, Dianne posted a video montage of herself teaching Brazier some dance basics.
"Week 1 recap!" she wrote, alongside the footage. "What a joy it is to work with @bobbybrazier. So excited to work hard every single week and enjoy every moment!
"Teaching somebody to dance brings me so much joy especially when you see the progression and joy it brings.
"Bring on Week 2 and the count down to the first live show!"
It’s not yet been announced what style of dance Dianne and Bobby will be performing for their first competitive routine next weekend.
However, it’s clear Dianne can’t wait to get the star-studded competition underway.
Sharing her excitement to be paired with the EastEnders star, Dianne said: "I am so pleased!
"I am so happy I have already adopted Bobby as my little brother, and I already care so much about him. I just want him to have the best time ever."
Strictly fans previously caught a brief glimpse at Bobby’s dancing skills as he took part in an extravagant group dance on launch night, which introduced the 2023 cast to viewers.
The opening show of the season also saw the Strictly professionals perform a special routine alongside the judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas, and Anton du Beke.
Strictly Come Dancing returns for its launch special on 16 September on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on BBC Two. Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
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