Words: Steve Brown
Johannes Radebe says he felt 'liberated' after performing Strictly Come Dancing's first ever same-sex dance routine.
On Saturday (November 2), the South African dancer teamed up with fellow pro Graziano Di Prima on the BBC ballroom and latin dance show - marking the first ever same-sex dance routine.
Although the show has yet to introduce a same-sex dance couple actually competing, Johannes said he 'never felt so liberated' while dancing with his fellow pro.
While speaking to HELLO! magazine, Johannes said: "I’ve never felt so liberated.
"For the first time in my life, I feel accepted for who I am.
"That says so much about the people of this country. To be able to dance with a friend I respect and adore is joyous.
"There’s bromance galore between us, but there were no male and female roles, just free movement.
"It was beautiful, classy and elegant."