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Strictly fans blown away as John and Johannes perform groundbreaking first dance

Strictly Come Dancing fans were delighted to see The Great British Bake Off’s John Whaite perform alongside Johannes Radebe for the first time

Strictly fans blown away as John and Johannes perform groundbreaking first dance

Strictly Come Dancing fans have been left blown away by John Whaite and Johannes Radebe’s groundbreaking performance.

The Great British Bake Off alum John is the first male celebrity to perform in the BBC One hit with a male partner in a same-sex coupling.

John was partnered with South African professional dancer Johannes Radebe.

The pair were confirmed as a pairing on last Saturday’s launch show in a ground-breaking moment of the series.

John had previously told The Mirror and other press that he was hoping to be paired with Johannes as he felt it would be “important” to have two openly gay men dancing together on the show.



John Whaite and Johannes Radebe performed their first dance as the first male same-sex couple of Strictly Come Dancing
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John and Johannes performed a dramatic tango to New Order’s Blue Monday
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The pair danced the tango to New Order’s Blue Monday in the dance which made history for the show.

The dramatic routine received high praise from all of the judges, with Shirley Ballas noting the switching from leading to being led as a particularly strong highlight, while Anton called it “clean” and “powerful”.

The pair scored an impressive score of 30 points, topping the leader board.



The judges were impressed, with Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas standing to applaud
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Naturally, Strictly fans were delighted to see John and Johannes take to the dance floor for the first time as the show’s first male same-sex couple.

One Strictly Come Dancing fan wrote on Twitter : “Also absolutely already in love with John and Johannes. That. Was. Ace.”.

A different fan of the show wrote: “Yasss, John and Johannes!! Fierce and likely to upset all the right people #Strictly “.



Strictly fans at home were quick to praise the pairing
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Meanwhile, one BBC One viewer tweeted: “no offence but john and johannes just did the best dance of the night #strictly “.

Elsewhere, one social media user commented: “John & Johannes – what a moment! How utterly beautiful in every conceivable way #Strictly#HowDoIFeel “.

Finally, one Strictly Come Dancing admirer concluded: ” #Strictly Johannes & John are adorable & what a partnership!! Powerful tango by 2 gorgeous guys also!!”



John and Johannes were at the top of the leaderboard with 30 points
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No couples will be eliminated in Week One of the performances but Week Two will see the first results show on next Sunday.

Will John and Johannes make it to Week Three?

*Strictly Come Dancing continues next Saturday on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 6.45pm.

What did you think of John Whaite and Johannes Radebe’s first dance on Strictly Come Dancing? Let us know in the comments below.



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