Strictly star Johannes Radebe made a very stylish appearance for his show at the Harold Pinter Theater in London on Sunday.
The 36-year-old dancer looked very leggy in a navy kaftan with white embroidery and a thigh-high slit.
Johannes wore it over tan shorts and completed the ensemble with black patent heels, a bandana and a wide-brimmed hat.
The South African star beamed as he walked outside the theater before the show as fans queued to take their seats.
JOJO: Finally home – In a conversation with Johannes Radebe, moderated by Clara Amfo, the Strictly favorite spoke about his upcoming autobiography of the same name.
Legs 11: Strictly star Johannes Radebe, 36, made a very stylish appearance for his show at the Harold Pinter Theater in London on Sunday
Glamorous: The dancer looked very leggy in a navy kaftan with white embroidery and a thigh-high slit
Then the dancer told how he finally met a bully who had tormented him in his childhood because of his dancing, and they hugged – after a “beautiful” and liberating conversation.
Professional dancer Johannes, who was part of Strictly’s first same-sex couple alongside John Whaite, grew up in South Africa and was bullied for his flamboyance and love of dance – it turns out he even had his head stuck in the toilet.
But five weeks ago he returned to his homeland and met one of his biggest tormentors, now a father of two children.
He told Radio 4’s Saturday Live: “I didn’t have a childhood like other children where I could roam the streets without being teased. “It’s oppressive and it was that way for many years.
“They beat me and said, ‘Are you a moth, are you a wimp?’ High school, in particular, was terrible. I stopped going to the boys’ toilet because one day they got bullied when they dunked my head in the toilet pot.
“I thought to myself, ‘I’ll never go there, so I’ll go to the teachers’ bathrooms.'”
He continued: “I met Malcolm, who was now one of the bullies, the other day when I was walking home, so five weeks ago.”
“On his side, I felt sorry for him because I realized it was him, it was his insecurities, he was the one who had a problem, not me.”
Arrival: He had arrived at the theater in a less glamorous outfit
Presenter: JOJO: Finally Home – The conversation with Johannes Radebe, moderated by Clara Amfo (pictured), saw the Strictly favorite talk about his upcoming autobiography of the same name
“And it was nice to have a conversation about where we are in life right now.”
When asked where Malcolm was, Johannes said: “Unfortunately unemployed, a situation that is plaguing my country.” But what was interesting and nice was to see that he has also grown as a person.
“And it was really nice to just have a conversation with him.” I said to him, “You were something else,” and he said, “I know.”
“The fact that he acknowledged that too. “I remember we hugged and said goodbye and that was nice.”
When asked if Malcolm had apologized, the dancer replied: “He did.” I guess I had to release him a long time ago so I could move on with my life, but for that to happen I acknowledged it and just said : “You know we’re there right now, right?”
Coming Full Circle : It comes after Johannes tells how he finally met a bully who tormented him in his childhood because of his dancing, and they hugged
Mocked: He was bullied for his flamboyance and love of dance – it turns out he even had his head stuck in the toilet
“I didn’t want to process it much. I was like, “Good for you, that was never me, I understand that now, but good for you that you see things differently now.”
“He has two children. What he passes on to these children is always my concern. “You never know how they’re going to turn out.”
When asked if the trip and meeting Malcolm was a cathartic experience that helped, he said: “It really did.”