Who is Johannes Radebe? Strictly Come Dancing 2018 professional and South African Latin Champion

But what do we know about him? Read on to find out.

Who is Johannes Radebe?

Johannes Radebe is a 31-year-old dancer from South Africa.

He's been a professional dancer on Dancing With The Stars South Africa for two seasons, reaching the final both times.

Johannes is also a dancer with the Afro Arimba Dance Company.

He's a two-time Professional South African Latin Champion and three-time South African Amateur Latin Champion.

What has he said about joining Strictly Come Dancing?

Sharing his excitement at becoming a Strictly pro, Johannes said: "Joining Strictly Come Dancing is one of the greatest achievements of my dancing career.

"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.

"I cannot wait to get started and experience the magic with the UK!”

He also wrote on Instagram: "I'm beyond excited at this amazing opportunity of being a part of the BBC STRICTLY COME DANCING 2018 family, and a member of @ten2productions @bbcstrictly

South Africa I'll do you proud."

Are there any other new professional dancers?

Yes. Strictly has announced the full line up which includes three new professional dancers.

Alongside Johannes will be Sicilian-born Italian Latin Champion Graziano Di Prima and Russian-born four-time winner of the Italian Dance Championship Luba Mushtuk.


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