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Johannes Radebe reveals John Whaite Strictly partnership helped answer question for ‘remote’ aunties about when he was ‘bringing wife and kids home’

supports HTML5 videoJohannes Radebe has spoken about the ‘progress’ his partnership with John Whaite on Strictly Come Dancing helped along in both is family and in a wider sense.The 35-year-old pro dancer made it all the way to the final of the 2021 series with John, showing off some dazzling routines along the way including a fiery paso doble and a tender rumba.The fan favourites narrowly lost out on the Glitterball trophy to Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, and were the first all-male couple to grace the Strictly dance floor.Appearing on Loose Women ahead of his Freedom Unleashed UK tour, Johannes reflected on how dancing with John had helped him personally, both when it came to his family and his approach to dancing.He explained: ‘When it happened I just thought, this is what answers so many questions [for] my people because I knew there were still uncles and aunties that lived remotely that have been waiting for me to bring my wife and kids!‘And I kept on saying, “Not going to happen, don’t be expecting it!”’On how the experience had helped him in his professional career, he added: ‘I think, selfishly, I was saying, I healed through that partnership.

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