Strictly Come Dancing 2021 – Fans all saying the same thing as John Whaite and Johannes Radebe look VERY cosy in taxi

Strictly Come Dancing 2021 – Fans all saying the same thing as John Whaite and Johannes Radebe look VERY cosy in taxi

11/12/2021

STRICTLY'S John Whaite placed his hand affectionately on his partner Johannes Radebe's leg as they left It Takes Two in the back of a taxi on Thursday night.

The Bake Off star, 32, and his professional dancer, 34, looked cosy as they departed the TV studios in London together to head home.

In the taxi, John can be seen resting his hand over Johannes’, which is placed on his lap, before removing it to give a cheerful thumbs up.

Despite this, there is no evidence anything is going on between the pair.

Since 2008, John has been in a relationship with graphic designer Paul Atkins, while Johannes is thought to be single.  

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    Who’s left the show so far?

    • Week two: Nina Wadia and Neil Jones
    • Week three: Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez
    • Withdrawn: Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell
    • Week four: Greg Wise and Karen Hauer
    • Week five: Ugo Monye and Oti Mabuse
    • Week six: Judi Love and Graziano di Prima
    • Week seven: Adam Peaty and Katya Jones

    No Strictly curse this year

    Strictly pro dancer Graziano is adamant he’s not seen a hint of romance backstage.

    Speaking exclusively to The Sun, he said: “The problem is we have so much work, so much rehearsals and so much pressure, do you think the couples do something? [laughs]. Absolutely not, man.

    “I’m in love with all of them. I can see any spot, any five minutes break; they’re rehearsing. There’s no romance I think this season.”

    How do Strictly couples get voted off?

    Once every couple has danced they get a score out of 10 from each judge – aiming for a perfect 40.

    They voting is opened to the public who can call into pick their favourites.

    Then viewers’ voting figures are combined with the judges’ scores.

    The lowest two scorers are then dumped into the dance-off that’s aired on Sunday night with the judges choosing who stays and who goes.

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      Strictly star Saffron Barker’s split with boyfriend

      Fans first suspected they were on the rocks when Saffron jetted to Dubai with her girlfriends last month, but sources say they were still together then.

      They said: “Everyone thought Saffron and Ty had split in October when she went on holiday and spent time with Love Island star Biggs.

      “They didn’t actually end things until this week when they decided it just wasn’t working.

      “Saffron is still so young and is super busy with work – it’s just a shame after they grew so close during lockdown.”

      Saffron and Tyler met on Instagram during lockdown and she went public with him in an Instagram video in August 2020.

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      Strictly star Saffron Barker heartbroken as she splits with boyfriend

      SAFFRON Barker has split from her boyfriend Tyler Dixon less than a year after he moved into her £1million mansion.

      The YouTuber and Strictly star, 21, called time on their romance this week, but insisted there was “no bad blood”.

      She told her followers: “Ty and I aren’t together anymore although there is absolutely no bad blood and we will always stay friends.”

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      Strictly’s Rose leaves EastEnders to focus on her dancing

      STRICTLY star Rose Ayling-Ellis has revealed that she’s left EastEnders to focus on her dancing with Giovanni Pernice.

      The actress shocked fans when character Frankie Lewis left Albert Square on Tuesday night.

      Viewers were left sobbing as Frankie said an emotional goodbye to her dad Mick Carter and departed in a taxi to go stay with a friend.

      “Normally, EastEnders makes you work at the same time as doing Strictly, but EastEnders gave me time off, so I can just focus on Strictly completely,” Rose told Metro.

      The 26-year-old, who is the show’s first ever deaf contestant, has been wowing the judges weekly with pro Giovanni.

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      Explained: Strictly’s 2021 judges

      Shirley Ballas has returned as head judge for the 2021 series.

      Craig Revel Horwood has also taken up his role as judge – which he has been doing since the show’s inception in 2004.

      Motsi Mabuse has also returned for a third series.

      They are all joined by Anton Du Beke who replaces long running judge Bruno Tonioli.

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      The favourites

      The BBC is accused of favouritism as its stars have won nearly half of all Strictlys.

      The 18 completed series have seen eight Beeb celebs coming out on top.

      That is 44 per cent — and includes mainstream presenters Stacey Dooley, Ore Oduba and Chris Hollins plus Holby City actor Tom Chambers.

      Two EastEnders actors — Jill Halfpenny in 2004 and Kara Tointon in 2010 — also scooped the title while no equivalent star of ITV’s Coronation Street has ever won.

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      Giovanni’s challenges of dancing with Rose

      Rose’s pro partner Giovanni, 31, later spoke about the challenges of dancing when unable to hear the music.

      He said: “We struggled a lot with the timing but in the end we managed a routine that was super for Rose.

      “Even the beginning, starting solo, it’s hard to do it on your own when you can hear.

      “Can you imagine what it’s like when you can’t really hear the music? But we managed to do it, so well done to you, well done.”

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      Strictly’s Adam Peaty speaks out (Continued…)

      Adam continued: “Some of the dancers are just… my jaw is dropping and I will always get behind everyone on the show and so, you know what, that’s incredible, that’s different for me because normally I’m on my own and go, you know, ‘You’re not beating me today’, but this is different…”

      Naga Munchetty then asked Adam if he had spoken to his mum about her tweets and he replied that he “didn’t want to censor people”.

      He added that his mum has “her thoughts and I’ve got mine” before concluding: “And my thought is the most important one to me, is that I had the most incredible time and everyone on that show deserves to be there.”

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      Strictly Come Dancing’s Adam Peaty speaks out

      STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Adam Peaty has spoken out after his angry mum branded the show a fix.

      The Olympic swimmer and his pro partner Katya Jones were voted off the BBC One dancing show during Sunday’s results show after failing to impress viewers with their Jive routine.

      Appearing on yesterday’s BBC Breakfast, Adam was asked about her comments by host Charlie Stayt.

      Adam immediately defended his mum’s tweet, telling him: “I agree with you, mums are always going to support their own.

      “She wanted to see me every Saturday night – you know how mums get, bless her.

      “I love her to bits, she loves me to bits. I think she just wanted me to do a Paso (doble), that’s all she wanted to see me do… for me, if anyone can lose well it’s me, and everyone in that competition, they are incredible people, and I’m glad I’m out because I don’t deserve to be there.”

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      Strictly’s It Takes Two viewers stunned by Janette

      STRICTLY Come Dancing fans have pointed out a very awkward moment between Janette Manrara and Rose-Ayling Ellis.

      The EastEnders star appeared on spin-off show It Takes Two a few nights ago alongside her professional partner Giovanni Pernice.

      Janette told 26-year-old Rose, who is the show’s first deaf competitor: “You’re dancing to this banger of a song.”

      She then played Clean Bandit‘s Symphony and asked her: “When you hear that music, how does it make you feel?”

      However, fans said it was unlikely she would hear the music at all with one tweeting: “Can’t believe she asked a deaf person how she feels when she hears the music!!!”

      Another posted: “Watching #ItTakesTwo erm, Janette, Rose can’t hear the song so why ask her how she feels when she hears it?!”

      A third wrote: “Janette asking Rose what she thinks of ‘this banging tune’ LOL! Love Janette hosting ITT, think she probably got a little excited and forgot that Rose is deaf 🙄.”

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      Odds to win Strictly

      Rose Ayling-Ellis is odds on to win the series, at 4-11.

      AJ Odudu is 5-1 second favourite, with John Whaite the third favourite at 13-2 and all other contestants given odds of 18-1 or greater.

      Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “Rose is the huge favourite to go on and win this series of Strictly Come Dancing, odds on to lift the Glitterball Trophy this winter.”

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      Oti hits back at anti-vax trolls

      Strictly pro Oti Mabuse has defended Bill Bailey after he said he would not to partner with an unvaccinated dancer.

      The former Strictly pairing won the Glitterball last year but Oti had less luck with her partner this year Ugo – the pair were the fourth pairing to be axed from the competition.

      In a recent interview with The Times, Bailey said “I just don’t think it’s worth the risk. We’re still not out of this by any means”.

      This prompted a furious reaction on Twitter from anti-vaxxers, one whom asked if any pro dancer would want to dance with him.

      Oti responded saying: “I would over and over and over again.”

      The show was engulfed in scandal at the start of the series when it was revealed that THREE pro dancers hadn’t been jabbed – and bosses had no plans to force them.

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      When’s Strictly on this week?

      Strictly continues tomorrow (November 13, 2021) at 6.40pm.

      The results show will air the following day on Sunday (November 14, 2021) at 7.20pm.

      You can also catch any missed episodes on the BBC iPlayer.

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      Shirley’s big break (continued)

      They danced together from when she was 18 to 23 and won all the major titles worldwide. The pair then parted ways and she met Corky Ballas, who she married and had son Mark with in 1986.

      Corky and Shirley competed together and won their first professional Latin title in 1984 and went on to win it a further eight years in a row.

      In 1990, they moved back to the UK and went on to win the Open British Professional Latin title in 1995 and ’96. Shirley was previously a judge on the American version of Dancing With The Stars.

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      Explained: How did Shirley get her big break?

      At 15, Shirley Ballas moved to North Yorkshire to partner British Ballroom Champion Nigel Tiffany. As dance partners, they won Professional Latin at Blackpool Dance Festival in 1983.

      Ballas stopped competing in dance competitions in 1996, becoming a dance coach and judge for ballroom and Latin American competitions.

      After her time with Nigel Tiffany, Ballas moved on to become Sammy Stopford’s partner. The pair fell in love and got married and went on to become one of the fastest rising couples in ballroom dance.

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      Covid curse

      Craig Revel Horwood has revealed a new “curse” has threatened Strictly Come Dancing this year – and it’s nothing like the usual one.

      Judge Craig, 56, touched on the recent eliminations from the competition, pointing out the similarities in the circumstances.

      He said: “I do get why people are talking about Strictly‘s new ‘curse’ – celebs getting voted off having missed a week.

      “We had it happen to Ugo Monye after his back injury, Judi Love after testing positive for Covid.”

      And Craig had some simple advice for the remaining contestants. He told Best: “I say, don’t miss a week if you can avoid it! As they say in showbiz, don’t go off stage – there’s always someone else in the wings, waiting to take your place…”

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      Who is next for the chop?

      Dan, Sara and Tilly are in a tight battle at the bookies to face the next elimination from Strictly Come Dancing.

      The BBC Breakfast host edges the betting at odds of 2/1, with Sara and Tilly close behind at 9/4 apiece.

      Rhys is rated as a 6/1 chance to leave next, while it would be a surprise at 20/1 if Tom was to exit the show this weekend.

      Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “As we get to the business end of the competition it’s proving difficult to pick which celebrity will be eliminated. Dan is the worthy favourite to leave next given his poor scoring still, but with a loyal BBC fanbase voting to save him it could well be Tilly or Sara that’s axed.

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      Keeping up the winning streak

      Rose Ayling-Ellis will be looking to dazzle the Strictly Come Dancing judges again on Saturday as she performs her couple’s choice dance.

      The EastEnders actress will dance to Symphony by Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson alongside her professional partner Giovanni Pernice.

      She previously secured a perfect 40 for her tango in week six, the earliest the top mark has been handed out, and last week she received her highest score for a Latin dance so far with a 32 when she performed a samba.

      TV presenter AJ Odudu topped the leaderboard last week with her energetic Charleston to Don’t Bring Lulu by Dorothy Provine, Pinky and The Girls, which gave her a score of 39 out of a possible 40.

      This week Odudu and her partner Kai Widdrington will return to the dancefloor to perform a paso double to Game Of Survival by Ruelle.

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      Still in the people’s heart

      Despite drifting out from one-time favourite in the betting to now being an 18/1 shot, the bookies have revealed the McFly star is STILL topping the popularity charts, being the subject of a staggering 16% of all bets placed on this year’s winner.

      Elsewhere, of the remaining celebrities, Dan Walker is the least popular pick of the bunch with punters, having been the subject of just 4% of all bets struck this series.

      Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Rose may be running away with things in both the betting and the scoring charts, but interestingly there’s a large number of punters still banking on McFly’s Tom Fletcher to turn things around and take the Glitter Ball Trophy.”

      He added: “Meanwhile, it’s a title one unfortunate famous face has to hold, and it’s bad news for Dan Walker, who heads into the weekend as the least popular pick with punters to go all the way and win the series.”

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      Mama’s boy (continued)

      Naga Munchetty then asked Adam if he had spoken to his mum about her tweets and he replied that he “didn’t want to censor people”.

      He added that his mum has “her thoughts and I’ve got mine” before concluding: “And my thought is the most important one to me, is that I had the most incredible time and everyone on that show deserves to be there.”

      Shortly after the show, Caroline took to Twitter to call the show a FIX – and heap praise on her son and pro partner Katya, 32.

      Admitting she was “proud” of the pair, she wrote: “Such an amazing partnership and Katya you have taught my baby boy to dance, thank you.”

      “Total fix and I’m not buying the public vote,” she scathingly added.

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      Mama’s boy

      Strictly Come Dancing’s Adam Peaty has spoken out after his angry mum branded the show a fix.

      The Olympic swimmer and his pro partner Katya Jones were voted off the BBC One dancing show during Sunday’s results show after failing to impress viewers with their Jive routine.

      Adam immediately defended his mum’s tweet, telling him: “I agree with you, mums are always going to support their own.

      “She wanted to see me every Saturday night – you know how mums get, bless her.

      “I love her to bits, she loves me to bits. I think she just wanted me to do a Paso (doble), that’s all she wanted to see me do… for me, if anyone can lose well it’s me, and everyone in that competition, they are incredible people, and I’m glad I’m out because I don’t deserve to be there.”

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      Connecting the dots…

      Strictly fans have spotted a clue which they think gives away who will win the Glitterball – as well as the celebs most likely to be axed next.

      A Reddit thread titled “who do you think is going to win?” features some fine Strictly sleuth work.

      User BellesNoir tallied up the viewing figures on the Strictly YouTube channel ahead of last night’s elimination show and noticed there was a huge discrepancy between the acts.

      Based on what they’d seen, Belles said: “I think Rose and Giovanni are going to win, and it isn’t just wishful thinking on my part.

      “I’m basing this on YouTube views. If you go look at BBC Strictly’s YouTube channel, there’s massive differences in views.”

      Read more here.

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      Dancing on her own

      Saffron Barker has split from her boyfriend Tyler Dixon less than a year after he moved into her £1million mansion.

      The YouTuber and Strictly star, 21, called time on their romance this week, but insisted there was “no bad blood”.

       She told her followers: “Ty and I aren’t together anymore although there is absolutely no bad blood and we will always stay friends.”

      Fans first suspected they were on the rocks when Saffron jetted to Dubai with her girlfriends last month, but sources say they were still together then.

      They said: “Everyone thought Saffron and Ty had split in October when she went on holiday and spent time with Love Island star Biggs.

      “They didn’t actually end things until this week when they decided it just wasn’t working.

      “Saffron is still so young and is super busy with work – it’s just a shame after they grew so close during lockdown.”

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