Meet one of the nation's favourite Strictly Come Dancing stars in Cheltenham this April

This April 2024, one of Strictly's most popular professional dancers is coming to Waterstones in Cheltenham — and here's how you can meet him...

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
Johannes Radebe, who has been part of the Strictly line up since 2018, is waltzing into Cheltenham this April 2024. Image © BBC/Guy Levy

Champion Latin and ballroom dancer and one of the nation’s favourite professionals on BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing, Johannes Radebe, will be cha-cha-cha-ring his way over to Waterstones in Cheltenham to sign copies of his brand-new book, Jojo: Finally Home.

On Saturday 6 April 2024 from 11am, Strictly fans can meet Johannes in person and receive a signed copy of his new memoir.

The autobiographical work is all about growing up as young gay man in a township in South Africa and how the gift of dance transformed Johannes' life, leading him to win multiple championship dance competitions in ballroom and Latin — and join the company of professional Strictly dancers in 2018.

Johannes' celebrity dance partners over the years include Strictly's first all-male partnership with Bake Off winner John Whaite; former British number one tennis player Annabel Croft, who he reached the semi-finals with in 2023; actress Caroline Quentin; comedian and actress Ellie Taylor; and Coronation Street's Catherine Tyldesley.

His book is also being turned into a film, with musical numbers choreographed by Johannes himself and producers describing it as 'packed with heart, great music, wonderful costumes and big dance numbers.'

Tickets for Johannes' book signing event cost £20 and include a signed copy of Jojo: Finally Home. To book, visit the Waterstones' Cheltenham website.

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