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Johannes Radebe

From South Africa to Elstree!

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Johannes earned his stripes on Strictly Come Dancing South Africa for two seasons, but in 2018 he packed his bags for the UK as he joined our Strictly family!

His first year saw him take part in some amazing Pro performances, landing his first celebrity partner for the 2019 series in the form of Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley. The pair danced their way to Halloween, bowing out after performing a spooky Cha Cha Cha.

For his second stint in 2020, Johannes partnered up with actress Caroline Quentin, keeping us all entertained until Week Five. But 2021 will be a whole different story as he pairs up with baker John Whaite to form the first ever all-male partnership in Strictly history.

We cannot wait to see what this dynamic duo bring to the Ballroom!


Johannes is no stranger to Glitterball glory, having reached the Final of Strictly Come Dancing South Africa twice!

But before he stepped into their Ballroom, he made moves as part of the Afro Arimba Dance Company, as well as being a two-time Professional South African Latin Champion and three-time South African Amateur Latin Champion.

So it's no surprise the UK came knocking for this talented dancer, and he couldn't be happier to be part of our Strictly family. “Joining Strictly Come Dancing is one of the greatest achievements of my dancing career," he said. "It is such an honour to be chosen to be a part of an incredible cast and be part of one of the biggest shows that is celebrated worldwide."