The couple danced along Adeleof “Hometown Glory”, described by the chief judge Shirley Ballas is “surprisingly beautiful”, but it was the messages of support in the introductory video that brought fans to tears.
Waite talks about his fear of dancing with another man – they were the first gay couple to compete Seriously to dance.
Many fans and members of the Whaite family also appeared in the video to congratulate him, and many thanked the couple for what they are doing for the stickman community.
One said: “It makes my weird heart sing. “You mean so much to so many people, we couldn’t thank you more,” said one second.
After the performance, Whaite tearfully said, “If we had had this on TV when we were younger, life would have been completely different.”
Radebe was in tears leading up to the performance, as well as after.
Fans were very moved by this scene. “I love John and Johannes very much. Their impact on #Strictly is out of this world,” one person tweeted.
“I was crying before John and Johannes danced. They are important to have on the phone #strictly,” another added.
The Seriously come to dance final broadcast next Saturday, December 18, on BBC One.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/strictly-come-dancing-john-johannes-gay-b1974358.html Audiences of Serious from Dance were moved to tears by John and Johannes’s messages of support