Strictly viewers go wild for pro dancer Johannes Radebe as he shows off his moves in HEELS during 'iconic' group number

2019 marks the first year Johannes Radebe has been partnered with a celebrity after working hard behind the scenes on Strictly Come Dancing.

And the professional dancer strutted into the spotlight on Sunday night's results, wowing viewers of the BBC show by dancing in heels.

During week four's opening number, the South African dancer and choreographer, 32, donned heeled boots and leather trousers as he strutted down a red carpet for the showbiz-inspired number.

Iconic: Johannes Radebe strutted into the spotlight on Sunday night's Strictly results show, wowing viewers by dancing in heels during the group number

Flanked by two male dancers, Johannes stood out in his sparkly vest as he held aloft a fan with the word Pose written on it during the sassy routine.

Viewers heaped praise on the star and the show for putting the fan favourite front and centre.

One ecstatic viewer wrote on Twitter: 'JOHANNES IN HEELS IS THE MOST ICONIC THING IVE WITNESSED THAT MAN IS MY FAVOURITE PERSON EVER GO ON.'

Work it: The South African dancer and choreographer, 32, donned heeled boots and leather trousers as he strutted down a red carpet for the showbiz-inspired number

Work it: The South African dancer and choreographer, 32, donned heeled boots and leather trousers as he strutted down a red carpet for the showbiz-inspired number

Flanked by two male dancers, Johannes stood out in his sparkly vest as he held aloft a fan with the word Pose written on it during the sassy routine

'Johannes just DEFINED what it is to 'Slay' opening the results show,' another added, while one fan advised: 'Self care is watching Johannes on repeat kill that opening.'  

Actress Chizzy Akudolu, who starred in the 2017 series of Strictly, tweeted: 'That’s it. That’s the level I will now strive to be at. Johannes!! I may break a hip getting there, but getting to do a high kick whilst wearing heels, it’ll be worth it!!' 

Johannes' celebrity partner Catherine Tyldesley was full of praise even before the group number kicked off, tweeting: 'Just wait till you see my boy shine tonight in the pro's group dance.... AMAZING!!! You light up the world.' 

Jaw dropping: Viewers heaped praise on the star and the show for putting the fan favourite front and centre

Jaw dropping: Viewers heaped praise on the star and the show for putting the fan favourite front and centre

Johannes will soon take to the floor with fellow pro Graziano Di Prima, 25, to perform a same sex dance duet.

During the results show on 3rd November the good friends will dance to Emeli Sande's song Shine, reports The Sun.

The planned performance comes a year after fans praised Strictly for breaking boundaries with a 'powerful' same-sex performance featuring all of the professional dancers.

Star of the show: Johannes and his back up dancers were the highlight of the group performance during week four's results

Star of the show: Johannes and his back up dancers were the highlight of the group performance during week four's results 

Praise: 'Johannes just DEFINED what it is to 'Slay' opening the results show,' another added, while one fan advised: 'Self care is watching Johannes on repeat kill that opening'

Praise: 'Johannes just DEFINED what it is to 'Slay' opening the results show,' another added, while one fan advised: 'Self care is watching Johannes on repeat kill that opening'

Speaking about Strictly's decision a source said: 'It's a brave move for the Beeb and will break boundaries but bosses are under a lot of pressure.

'It will hopefully pave the way for a same-sex couple next year. It's a step in the right direction for making the show even more diverse.'

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Strictly Come Dancing for comment.

Partner: Johannes' celebrity partner Catherine Tyldesley was full of praise, tweeting: 'Just wait till you see my boy shine tonight in the pro's group dance.... You light up the world'

Partner: Johannes' celebrity partner Catherine Tyldesley was full of praise, tweeting: 'Just wait till you see my boy shine tonight in the pro's group dance.... You light up the world'

Sicilian-born dancer Graziano, who does not have a celebrity partner on the current series of the show, was partnered with radio DJ Vick Hope last year.

While Johannes, who reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing South Africa twice before coming to the UK, is paired with soapstar Catherine.

Graziano and Johannes are good friends after both starting the show at the same time and getting to grips with the Strictly lifestyle together.

Strictly has featured same sex pairings before in the group numbers, but not a complete routine with only two people. 

Exciting: Strictly pro Graziano Di Prima, 25, is reportedly set to perform in the show's first same sex duet
Exciting: Johannes will soon take to the floor with fellow pro Graziano to perform a same sex dance duet

Exciting: Johannes will soon take to the floor with fellow pro Graziano Di Prima, 25,(left) to perform a same sex dance duet

First: The performance will be the first time two men have danced an entire routine together on the hit show. Johannes and Graziano are pictured with Luba Mushtuk, middle, in 2018

First: The performance will be the first time two men have danced an entire routine together on the hit show. Johannes and Graziano are pictured with Luba Mushtuk, middle, in 2018

Judge Craig Revel Horwood has also campaigned for same sex pairings on the show, saying to The Mirror: 'I think more and more people want it – maybe the BBC will be brave enough one day to do it.'

He also spoke on Lorraine in 2017 saying how he 'hoped' the pairings would happen one day, reports the Sun.

Craig added: 'The tango was originally a dance between two men… seeing the Argentine tango between two men is really powerful.'

And Shirley Ballas also endorsed the idea in 2018 when she said same-sex couples on Dancing With The Stars was 'marvellous' and added that she would 'embrace it' if Strictly did the same. 

Performers: Strictly has featured same sex pairings before in the group numbers, but not a complete routine with only two people

Performers: Strictly has featured same sex pairings before in the group numbers, but not a complete routine with only two people

Strictly viewers go wild for pro dancer Johannes as he shows off his moves in heels

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