STRICTLY Come Dancing star Johannes Radebe was "punched many times" in a horrifying homophobic attack. The professional dancer opened up about the terrifying experience he had during his time at school in South Africa.
Johannes, 35, who grew up in Zamdela, South Africa, admitted he received horrible physical and verbal abuse as a child. The Strictly Come Dancing star opened up about having to "duck and dive" from bullies during his school days.
The dancer horrifyingly recalled how he was "punched many times" in one homophobic attack. Johannes told The Guardian: "School was horrid.
They used to say to me, ‘Oh, sissy boy!’ If the bullies were far enough away, I might give a sassy retort. read more on strictlyNEW ERA Strictly Come Dancing will make history with show first in 2023Z-LISTER A-list event seat filler reveals strict rules she has to follow on the job "But if I was close by I would have been punched, which I was many times." The star said he would perform in his primary school assembly after taking up dancing early in his childhood.