Born and talent-nurtured in Zamdela Sasolburg, Johannes Radebe started dancing at the tender age of 7. He was fascinated by the discipline and the glamour of Ballroom and Latin. Over the next 13 years, Johannes competed in local competitions working himself up the Latin ranks, with top honours, eventually adding ballroom and different dance styles like African Contemporary and Jazz to provincial colours for Gauteng, being a finalist at national dance competitions and getting an invitation to compete internationally in St Petersburg, Russia.
At the age of 21, Johannes left the shores of South Africa to work on the internationally renowned Italian cruise liner "Costa". Travelling the world and doing what he loved opened up a whole new perspective on what life could hold for him. Persistence and experience saw this young, vibrant South African given more responsibilities including choreographing, teaching new dancers, and then eventually being promoted to Dance Captain.
After an exhilarating 2 years of travelling the world and showcasing South African talent at its best, Johannes desired to return home. When the offer came to join the 2018 debut season of the international hit show, Dancing With The Stars in South Africa, it was an opportunity he simply could not refuse. The debut season of Dancing With The Stars was a massive success and that platform once again threw Johannes into the international spotlight.
Johannes was head-hunted by Strictly Come Dancing UK and moved to London to dance on the flagship BBC show. Series 1, the audience loved him and on his second series he was lucky enough to be partnered with Catherine Tyldesley and also dance the first same-sex routine with fellow Strictly star Graziano Di Prima. His Red Carpet Routine in heels sent the nation Crazy. Last season he danced with Caroline Quentin and reached week 7 in a shorter BAFTA Nominated season. He will return to the ballroom for his fourth season in September.
Other TV appearances include Saturday Mash Up Live, Morning Live, The One Show, Lorraine, This Morning and BBC Breakfast.
Johannes has been officially announced to be competing in Celebrity Masterchef due to air in the Summer - and can be seen on The Strictly The Professionals UK Tour 2021