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John Whaite & Johannes Radebe Got 'Strictly's Highest Score This Week


John Whaite and Johannes Radebe keep wiping the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom floor with their competition! 

During week five of the ongoing 19th season of the beloved reality dancing series, the history-making, same-sex dance pairing took to the stage to dance the Charleston to Édith Piaf's "Milford," and with a super cute bakery (oh sorry, boulangerie) theme, and the two absolutely killed it, earning an overall score of 38 out of 40 from the judges' table — the highest score of the night! 

"Thank you to all who voted to give [Johannes Radebe] and me the chance to dance again," the Great British Bake Off hunk said on Instagram following he and Radebe's delectable performance. "A huge thanks also to [Jenny Thomas] and [Sean Moon] for all their help with the Charleston. And as always many thanks to everyone behind the scenes at [Strictly Come Dancing] who make the show what it is."

This isn't the first time Whaite and Radebe have come close to getting 10s across the board, though. During week three (a.k.a. Movie Week) of the competition earlier this month, the pair danced the Paso Doble to "He's a Pirate" from the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack and got an impressive 39 out of 40 points, which was also the highest score for that week.

That routine was following the moment earlier in the episode where Radebe completely wowed audiences to a super romantic waltz with fellow Strictly pro Kai Widdrington. (Remember, the moment that had us all in tears?)

But Whaite and Radebe aren't the only queer folks dominating the Strictly Come Dancing universe! Last week on Strictly's American sister show Dancing With the Stars, queer Gen Z icon and social media superstar JoJo Siwa got the current season's first perfect score of 40 from the judge's table when she and her dance partner Jenna Johnson (the series first same-sex pair) performed a routine to Olivia Newton John's "Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)" for Grease night!

Same-sex dance couples topping competitions that they were once shut out from? You already know we love to see it! 

RELATED | Before JoJo: 8 Same-Sex Dancing With the Stars Couples That Made History

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