Johannes Radebe: Who is the new Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer?

2 August 2018, 15:34

Johannes Radebe
Picture: BBC

By Tom Eames

Johannes Radebe is one of three brand new professional dancers joining this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Lineup, start date, judges, dancers and all the details

Here's your mini guide to the new star...

  1. Where is Johannes Radebe from and how old is he?

    Born in South Africa, Johannes is 31 years old.

    He is a two-time Professional South African Latin Champion, and three-time South African Amateur Latin Champion. He is also a dancer with the Afro Arimba Dance Company.

    He also took part in Strictly spin-off Dancing with the Stars South Africa, where he was one of the professional dancers for two series, both times reaching the final.

  2. Who is Johannes Radebe's Strictly partner?

    We don't know yet, but all will be revealed in the coming weeks.

    He 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!”

  3. Are there any other new dancers?

    Yes! Johannes will be joined by Graziano Di Prima and Luba Mushtuk.