Strictly’s John Whaite cuts a casual figure as he joins partner Johannes Radebe for TV appearance after making history as show’s first all-male couple  

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They made their dancefloor debut as the first male couple during Saturday night’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing’s new series.

And John White and his dance partner Johannes Radebe appeared in good spirits as they arrived for an interview at Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch in Leeds on Tuesday.

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The 32-year-old The Great British Bake Off winner showed off her gym-honed physique in a black T-shirt and a pair of matching shorts.

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Out and about: Jon White and his dance partner Johannes Radebe arrived in Leeds on Tuesday for an interview at Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Luncheon, looking in good spirits.

John completed his look with a black bag and a pair of blue trainers, styling his hair in a cuff.

Professional dancer Johannes wore a black jumper with matching trousers, draped in a brown coat.

The 34-year-old TV star also wore a black hat and a pair of gray trainers.

To find out who will be his professional partner during the show, John enters to find someone hidden inside a life-sized cake, which leads Johannes again.

Casual: The Great British Bake Off winner, 32, shows off her gym-honed physique in a black T-shirt and a pair of matching shorts

Casual: The Great British Bake Off winner, 32, shows off her gym-honed physique in a black T-shirt and a pair of matching shorts

‘When I saw a big sparkly cake I knew it had to be Johannes!’ Before participating in Strictly, John admitted, saying: ‘It’s a great honor!’

He told Johannes that he would do the necessary work, and told his new dance partner: ‘I want to keep hips like Shakira until we’re done.’

John told the audience about their pairing: ‘We’re gonna be furious, we’re gonna be sassy, ​​we’re gonna set that dance floor on fire!’

In his confession ‘I just made it’, John White admitted how excited he was to secure a spot on Strictly.

Wonderful!  On Saturday night, John and Johannes were unveiled as the first all-male pairing of the 2021 series of the BBC competition.

They are here!  John told the audience about their pairing: 'We're gonna be furious, we're gonna be sassy, ​​we're gonna set that dance floor on fire!'

Wonderful! On Saturday night, John and Johannes were unveiled as the first all-male pairing of the 2021 series of the BBC competition.

Wonder!  To find out who his professional partner would be, John enters to find someone hidden inside a cake, which causes Johannes to jump again.

Wonder! To find out who his professional partner would be, John enters to find someone hidden inside a cake, which causes Johannes to jump again.

Wow! Drenched in sequins, the launch show began with talented professional dancers dazzling in the ballroom

Describing his passion for glam up, he admitted: ‘I once went to school with a fake tan and was given a scorer to take it off.’

The series kicked off amidst a Covid-19 crisis after two pro dancers were reported to be refusing the vaccine, with behind-the-scenes chaos as some celebrities were reluctant to be linked with them.

Dusting their pedals with judges Shirley Ballas, 61, Craig Ravel Horwood, 56, and Motsi Mabuse, 40, the newest addition to the panel, returning Strictly’s longest-serving professional dancer Anton Du Beke, 55 Were.

Tess Daly, 52, and Claudia Winkleman, 49, returned to the ballroom for the launch, which opened with a sensational group performance of professional dancers.

Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Who are these couples?

Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden

Celebrity age: 36

Profession: McFly musician

Tom says: ‘I’m so glad the news is out it’s so hard to keep a secret. Equal parts excited and fearful.’

Fun facts: Tom’s McFly bandmate Harry Judd won Strictly Come Dancing in 2011. Tom’s wife Giovanna Fletcher is the current champion of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Robert Webb and Diane Buswell

Celebrity age: 48

Profession: actor and comedian

Robert says: ‘It’s very exciting but with a light tone of trembling terror.’

Fun facts: Robert squeezed into a glowing panther to take the title of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief in 2009, performing What a Feeling from the ’80s film Flashdance, beating the likes of Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness for the title.

RHYS Stephenson and Nancy XU

Celebrity age: 27

Profession: CBBC Presents

Rhys says: “I’ve dreamed of being on this show, and I know for a fact that it’s…

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