Strictly Come Dancing fans are left in tears over Johannes Radebe’s waltz with Kai Widdrington

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Strictly Come Dancing fans were left in tears over Johannes Radebe and Kai Widdrington’s waltz on Saturday’s  episode.

The professional dancers opened Movie Week with a Bridgerton-style waltz while surrounded by their fellow pros.

The love story of the performance saw Johannes portray a young king with no one to dance with before Kai stepped in to waltz him around the dancefloor.

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Moving: Strictly Come Dancing fans were left in tears over Johannes Radebe and Kai Widdrington’s waltz on Saturday’s episode

Johannes teared up after the performance,  as did many viewers at home who took to social media to praise the routine.

One viewer wrote: ‘What a meaningful and beautiful opening to tonight’s #Strictly. This dance moves me to tears, was such an emotional watch..  

‘The routine meant so much to Johannes, it melted my heart. Kai was your perfect dance partner for this beautiful routine.’

Another said: ‘This is so special. I cried buckets first seeing Johannes & Kai dancing together so naturally, beautifully, effortlessly, but then Strictly, you floored me – ALL the couples!’

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Show: The professional dancers opened Movie Week with a Bridgerton-style waltz while surrounded by their fellow pros

, Strictly Come Dancing fans are left in tears over Johannes Radebe’s waltz with Kai Widdrington, The Today News USA

Opening number: The love story of the performance saw Johannes portray a young king with no one to dance with before Kai stepped in to waltz him around the dancefloor

, Strictly Come Dancing fans are left in tears over Johannes Radebe’s waltz with Kai Widdrington, The Today News USA

Emotional: Johannes teared up after the performance, as did many viewers at home who took to social media to praise the routine

One fan wrote: ‘The opening professional dance on @bbcstrictly with Johannes & Kai was stunning, it was so emotional & beautiful’.

Former pro dancer and It Takes Two host Janette Manrara wrote: ‘What a beautiful opening for #MovieWeek’. 

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Meanwhile, Johannes and his celebrity partner John Whaite topped the leaderboard with the highest score of the series to date on Saturday.

They were awarded an incredible 39 for their Pirates of the Caribbean themed Pasodoble scoring three tens from judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke and a nine from Craig Revel Horwood. 

, Strictly Come Dancing fans are left in tears over Johannes Radebe’s waltz with Kai Widdrington, The Today News USA

, Strictly Come Dancing fans are left in tears over Johannes Radebe’s waltz with Kai Widdrington, The Today News USA

, Strictly Come Dancing fans are left in tears over Johannes Radebe’s waltz with Kai Widdrington, The Today News USA

, Strictly Come Dancing fans are left in tears over Johannes Radebe’s waltz with Kai Widdrington, The Today News USA

, Strictly Come Dancing fans are left in tears over Johannes Radebe’s waltz with Kai Widdrington, The Today News USA

Reaction: One viewer wrote: ‘What a meaningful and beautiful opening to tonight’s #Strictly. This dance moves me to tears, was such an emotional watch’

Craig said in his feedback: ‘I didn’t write a thing down, wow that was seriously hot!’, while Anton was speechless when host Tess Daly asked him to comment. 

John and Johannes are the second same-sex couple to take part in Strictly following boxer Nicola Adams and her pro partner Katya Jones last year.

However, things didn’t end well for Nicola and Katya as they were forced to withdraw from the competition early after Katya tested positive for Covid-19.  

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Success: Johannes and his celebrity partner John Whaite topped the leaderboard with the highest score of the series to date on Saturday