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Strictly Come Dancing’s Johannes Radebe breaks silence after watching back final

Strictly Come Dancing star Johannes Radebe has finally spoken out – nearly three weeks after competing in the final.

The South African dancer and celebrity dance partner John Whaite made it all the way to the end of the BBC One dance contest earlier this month.

John and Johannes, the show’s first all-male couple, were regularly praised by the judges and were firm favourites among viewers.

The pair faced Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice in the two-couple final after AJ Odudu suffered an injury that forced her out of the competition.

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After three performances each, and receiving the same scores from the judges, it was Rose and Giovanni who were crowned Strictly 2021 champions and lifted the Glitterball trophy.

After coming runner-up, John quickly spoke out while Johannes simply shared a photo on Instagram of that pair at the end of their showdance routine, writing: “We did that @john_whaite.”

But he has now sent a message to fans after remaining silent since the end of the competition.

Sharing a video of the Ballroom being covered in confetti as they performed for the final time, Johannes wrote: “SOME PEOPLE ARRIVE AND MAKE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE, YOU CAN BARELY REMEMBER WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE WITHOUT THEM.”



John and Johannes faced Rose and Giovanni in the Strictly final

He went on to explain that he had watched the final back with his family and friends in South Africa.

“It was lit,” Johannes said before adding: “@john_whaite they are desperate to meet you hun’. The pride reflected on their faces for everything we’ve accomplished is heart-warming.”

He went on: “@bbcstrictly delivers an awesome show every year but this season has been nothing short of revolutionary and to EVERYONE involved THANK YOU from the bottom of heart.

“The aim has always been to inspire…Representation of any minority group in media acknowledges their existence in the real world, influencing societies openness and understanding of others which makes for a better world for all.

“Thanks to everyone who tuned in every weekend, supporting and cheering for great Saturday entertainment aimed at bringing audiences some sparkle, joy and escapism.”

Ending the post, Johannes told his hundreds of thousands of followers: “Have a beautiful crossover into 2022. I’ll see you soon.”

John was among the first to comment, telling his new friend: “Love you Johannes. Can’t wait to see you,” to which the dancer replied: “Love you J. I’m going to squeeze you.”



Johannes also shared this picture of him and John during the Strictly final

Fans were quick to inundate him with messages as they have ‘withdrawals’ from seeing the pair dance.

@louise.farnell77 said: “I have withdrawal symptoms from seeing you 2 together. You brought pure magic to our screens.”

Gorgeous words! Loved the whole thing and never wanted it to end!” @ jockfit commented.

@kirsty.dream.sparkle gushed: “Wow I’m still in awe of you guys. I know I’ve said this before but you really inspire me everyday and have made a beautiful impact in my life. Keep shining your joyous light for all the world to see, for it needs your happiness, inspiration and smile.”

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