BBCJohn Whaite and Johannes Radebe on It Takes TwoJohn Whaite has joked he’s anticipating “complaints” after his and Johannes Radebe’s efficiency on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend.The Nice British Bake Off winner and his skilled companion will likely be taking up the Rumba throughout Saturday night time’s reside present, and has promised an “intimate” routine.Throughout Tuesday night time’s It Takes Two, presenter Rylan Clark-Neal informed the couple: “We’re in a brand new week and you will be Rumba-ing. To [Sting’s Shape Of My Heart]. I imply… sensual central!”
“Simply you wait until you see it!” John teased. “We’re going to get complaints.”He continued: “It’s intimate, and day one after we did this on Monday, I’m not ashamed to confess this, after we danced it I really cried.“We’ve finished all these very masculine issues, all these very highly effective issues, which have been nice. However to lastly present a delicate, emotional facet, it’s stunning.”
BBC/Man LevyJohannes and John performing the Tango earlier within the seriesJohannes agreed: “I believe it’s a chance for me and John to be weak on that dance flooring, as a result of we haven’t had the chance. I’m loving each minute of it.”
“So, we’re getting an actual, emotional shut efficiency from you two?” Rylan questioned.“Oh, I breathe down his neck,” John joked. “I’m not going to have garlic. No salmon.”John and Johannes made Strictly historical past this yr as the primary pairing to be made up of two males, following within the footsteps of Nicola Adams and Katya Jones who competed collectively because the present’s first ever same-sex paternship in 2020.
Ray Burmiston/BBCJohn Whaite and Johannes RadebeHowever, the pair each admitted final week they’d had reservations about being a part of a same-sex duo on Strictly, with Johannes telling Howdy! journal: “I assumed criticism would come from all sides. After talking to my therapist I realised what was holding me again was nonetheless feeling ashamed.
“Regardless of my worry, I couldn’t let this chance go to anybody else.”John and Johannes additionally stated they’ve turned off most of their social media accounts in a bid to dam out homophobic abuse.Johannes added: “I did it for the sake of my psychological well being. For me to operate correctly and provides John the expertise he deserves, I should be match mentally and bodily.“In case you think about what persons are saying about you on social media you’ll by no means survive an expertise like this.”Nevertheless, the pair additionally celebrated the optimistic affect of their same-sex pairing, with Johannes saying it “stands for one thing far greater than we really realise”. Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday night time on BBC One.