Johannes Radebe says Strictly has "turned it up" for 2023 series

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Strictly Come Dancing's 2023 series is right around the corner, and Johannes Radebe has teased that it's going to be a good one.

Appearing on last night's (August 31) The One Show, the professional dancer was asked how excited he was for the competition to return, and he explained that there's going to be a step up in quality.

"I am thrilled and all I can say is that you guys are in for a treat, because we have really turned it up," he said. "It's going to be amazing."

Hosts Roman Kemp and Alex Jones asked if Johannes would be paired up with Angela Rippon for the series, but he just laughed and didn't give an answer. It's not a no, is it?

Related: Strictly's John Whaite opens up on 'falling in love' with Johannes

Johannes is releasing his autobiography this month, and to promote it he's announced a one-night Q&A session in London at the end of next week.

The event will see the dancer "lift the lid on his incredible rise to stardom and how his dancing has led him to places he never thought possible, personally and professionally as he prepares to share his story with the world."

If you want to find out how to get tickets, we've got you covered.

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Meanwhile, Johannes has also got a tour planned for 2024, titled House of Jojo.

"No rest for the wicked, you can't rest...," he said when announcing it. "The past few years have been incredible, so I can't wait to do that again."

"I've been afforded the opportunity to tell my story for the past two years," he added. "Now, I'm in a position to 'house' everybody's stories, if you know what I mean... It's not about me, me, me anymore!"

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on BBC Two. Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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