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Here is a handy guide to the talented star:
Johannes was born on April 27, 1987, in South Africa. He celebrated his 36th birthday in 2023.
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.
Johannes is currently thought to be single.
He recently told The Times: "I want a partner. I want one. I need one. Every aspect of my life is great except for that. I deserve love and I never, ever thought that I deserved to be loved in that way."
He is openly gay and has spoken publicly about bullying he received when growing up.
"To this day, what still boggles my mind about it is that there were adults who used to have a name for it [being gay] as well," he told Attitude.
"Kids called me this name [which translates as] 'sissy boy', bringing attention to who I am, and, at that time, of course, you don't want to be the centre of attention, you really don't.
"I used to hide from the world. It was terrible. They used to call me names, they used to beat me. For what, you don't understand. 'Why are you hitting me?'
Johannes is thought to stand at around 6ft tall.
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