Strictly star Johannes Radebe admits he is 'in love' with John Whaite in candid interview

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Strictly Come Dancing star Johannes Radebe has opened up about his relationship with his dancing partner John Whaite, admitting that he is "in love" with the former Great British Bake Off winner.MORE: John Whaite reveals the heartbreaking comment Rose Ayling-Ellis made backstage at Strictly finalSpeaking on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast, the dancing pro, who is set to embark on his first solo tour Johannes Radebe: Freedom, candidly explained: "I have fallen in love with my art form again because of John. The opportunity to be so creative with what we had to come up every week. I was trying to figure things out as I was going along.Loading the player... var track = function (evt_name) { dataLayer.push({ 'event': evt_name, 'eventValue': { 'category': 'videos', 'action': evt_name, 'label': 'HELLO - HZ0LTexj', 'videoUrl': 'https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/HZ0LTexj.mp4', 'videoTitle': 'Strictlys John And Johannes Dance The Argentine Tango' } }); }; var playerInstance = playerInstance || []; playerInstance['HZ0LTexj'] = jwplayer('MC43MTkxNDAwMCAxNjQyNTAwODcwMzAwNTA='); playerInstance['HZ0LTexj'].setup({ sources: [ {file: 'https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/HZ0LTexj-720.mp4', label: '480'}, {file: 'https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/HZ0LTexj-1280.mp4', label: '720 HD', default: 'true'}, {file: 'https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/HZ0LTexj-1920.mp4', label: '1080 HD'}], primary: 'html5', image:'https://content.jwplatform.com/thumbs/HZ0LTexj-720.jpg', related: { file: 'https://www.hellomagazine.com/feed/video.html?publication=hello&tags%5B0%5D=BBC&tags%5B1%5D=LGBTQI&tags%5B2%5D=dance&tags%5B3%5D=dancing&tags%5B4%5D=john%2520and%2520johannes&tags%5B5%5D=pride&tags%5B6%5D=strictly%2520come%2520dancing', onclick: 'play' }, autostart: false, sharing: {} }); //TODO: convert static variables to dynamic (maxRetries and interval) function getDataPermutive() { return new Promise((resolve, reject) => { let maxRetries = 2; let countRetry = 0; let checkingInterval = setInterval( function() { if (countRetry { // Resolve accepts a playlist item, this can be modified // The playlist item that is scheduled to load is // passed in as 'item' // Reject can be used to cancel a scheduled item from being loaded return new Promise((resolve, reject) => { try { return getDataPermutive().then(_pdfps => { let playerConfig = playerInstance['HZ0LTexj'].getConfig(); const sections = playerConfig.advertising.schedule; const updatedSections = new Array(); sections.forEach(function callback(section, index) { let offSet = section.offset; let tagUrl = section.tag; let playerSegsPerm = encodeURIComponent('&permutive=' + encodeURIComponent(JSON.parse(_pdfps || '[]').slice(0, 250).join(','))); tagUrl = tagUrl.replace(/(cust_params[^&]+)/, '$1' + playerSegsPerm); updatedSections[index] = {tag: tagUrl, offset: offSet}; }); const updatedPlaylistItem = Object.assign({}, item, {adschedule: updatedSections}); console.log("Permutive added to Pre-roll !!!"); resolve(updatedPlaylistItem); }).catch(() => { //resolve without modifying the item console.warn("Permutive no data!!!"); resolve(); }); } catch(error) { console.warn(error); resolve(); } }); }); jwplayer().onPlay(function () { track('play'); }); jwplayer().onPause(function () { track('pause'); }); jwplayer().onComplete(function () { track('complete'); }); jwplayer().onSeek(function () { track('seek'); }); WATCH: Strictly's John and Johannes dance the Argentine Tango"Not once did he make me feel otherwise. In my moments of doubt, John just stood by me and waited for me to figure it all out. And I can't tell you that patience, I'm in love with the man. And I know he's a married man - soon to be - but let me tell you something, people come into your life and you just don't know how you've been doing without them this entire time." The pair are close friendsHe continued: "And that has been John for me, a really, really lovely lad. I can't tell you, he's the nicest person you’re ever gonna meet in your whole entire life."MORE: Strictly's John Whaite reveals he cries 'every day' for this touching reasonMORE: Strictly fans can't get over John Whaite and Johannes Radebe's intense 'chemistry'Previously chatting on Good Morning Britain, John said: "It’s such an intimate process. When you spend ten hours a day, five-six days a week with someone, you expect there to be a lot of clashing, but we didn’t. John and Johannes came runner-up on the show"We always spoke very honestly about how we both felt, if there was something I was anxious about in a dance or if there was something I wasn’t getting. We had a few cross words, let’s face it, we’re human beings, we fell out once or twice, but we didn’t let it get us for long."Johannes Radebe: Freedom will open on 16 March and run through to 1 May 2022.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.

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