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Strictly's Johannes Radebe taken aback as he's asked if he 'bumped bits' with John Whaite
Strictly Come Dancing finalist Johannes Radebe was put on the spot with some personal questions from curious The One Show host Alex Jones, who questioned: "What were the logistical nightmares of dancing with another man, did you bump… bits? Do you know what I mean?" As he and John were the first ever male same-sex couple to appear on Strictly, Alex wanted to know whether the experience was challenging for the professional dancer, who was previously paired with female celebrities on the show.Alex quickly added: "Knees! I meant knees!" after Johannes and fellow guest Martin Clunes broke into uncontrollable laughter and co-host Ronan Keating began clasping his head in his hands.Grinning with embarrassment, Johannes gamely elaborated: "The dynamic was obviously different."I’m used to leading ladies and lifting them in the air [but] John had to be lifting me in the process," he replied."That was tricky, but the man’s patience, the way he allowed me to figure it out and still teach him in the process, I find that incredible.""I had the most amazing season and I fell in love with my artform again."Reliving how his relationship with dance began, Johannes modestly insisted that his success was a mere "fluke"."Everyone used to play soccer and rugby," he explained of his native town in South Africa."Dance is just a fluke because everyone can dance where I'm from."But when I came to Ballroom dancing, I just loved the sparkles."After seeing the dramatic costumes, Johannes knew he wanted to make an equally dazzling entrance - and realised he had the chance to achieve glamour through perfecting his craft.After hailing from a poor township, now that his "dream [has] come true", he has an ambition to teach a new generation of South
Monty Don laments treasured possession being destroyed at home after Adriatic Gardens airs
Monty Don, 66, returned to our screens tonight for his new three-part series, Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens.The presenter then revealed that one of his personal items had survived the trip home, only to be immediately ruined after he stepped through the door. Tonight, Monty treated viewers to a host of breathtaking views as he explored stunning Venetian gardens and uncovered some of the floating city’s hidden jewels. The gardening journalist revealed in the opening to the programme that they would be able to peer into private gardens in Corfu, view a grand new park in Athens, and even get a peak at an Adriatic garden that Monty had been helping to create. On his sun-soaked travels, one item that seemed to stay with Monty wherever he went was his straw hat. However, the BBC star revealed via social media that the reliable piece of headwear had since been completely destroyed, sharing a picture of the rim ripped from the top of the hat. Tweeting out to his 245,700 followers he wrote: “Thanks to all for kind comments about prog 1 of Adriatic Gardens. “For the record, my hat, which I bought in South Africa some years ago, was destroyed by Nellie within 5 minutes of getting home from Venice!”Monty’s dog, Nellie the golden retriever, joined Gardeners' World in 2016 and lives alongside the gardener’s other dog, named Patti.Monty’s beloved golden retriever Nigel was also a familiar sight on viewers’ screens, but he sadly died back in 2020. Under the post, Monty’s viewers shared their appreciation for his new show, which appeared to be a welcome ray of sunlight on a cold January evening. Seninegirl commented: “It’s really cheered me up.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 24th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 58 million people, is also the world's 24th-most populous nation.