Strictly Come Dancing’s John Whaite has headed back to the gym as he prepares to be reunited with Johannes Radebe.
John showed off his incredibly toned bod in a mirror selfie on Instagram, joking he needs to be able to life his dance partner when they head out on tour.
The former Bake Off winner and Johannes will be dazzling audiences across the country as they perform a couple of their incredible routines in arenas on the Strictly Live Tour.
The tour’s host Janette Marara revealed some exciting news about the 33-date tour – which stops at Manchester’s AO Arena at the end of the month.
She revealed that the couples will begin work on the live show this week, with many of the fans’ favorite couples will be reuniting for the first time since the show came to an end last month.
And John is getting prepared to see Johannes.
Sharing his lift mirror selfie to his Instagram Story, the 32-year-old said: “Time to prepare myself to lift Jotato up again.”
He then added in brackets: “I’ll try not to hurl him to the ground this time around.”
John was ready to roll in a blue vest and skintight gym leggings – showing off his toned arms and legs.
And the Strictly star was clearly referring to their salsa routine in the quarter-finals in which he accidentally dropped his partner right in the last seconds of their routine during a lift transition.
Johannes quickly took the blame as the panel of judges saw the funny side.
But it didn’t jeopardise their place in the competition as they made it all the way to the final where they went head-to-head with eventual winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice. John and Johannes won over viewers as part of Strictly’s first all-male couple.
Over the weekend, John also told his followers he was tempted to wear his Strictly showdance outfit to the gym.
Donning a pair of tight black shorts and a glittery opened shirt, he said: “Can’t tell you how tempting it is to do a workout in my Showdance outfit.
“But: 1) I need it for the tour; 2) I’d get laughed out of the gym.”
After leaving the Strictly bubble, John headed on a much needed, and well-deserved break, with his fiancee Paul Atkins.
John also revealed that he gained one stone while competing in the BBC series.
The baker took to social media with a selfie showing off his toned bod, admitting he had ‘no regrets’.
In a mirror snap while wearing just a towel, he wrote: “Results are in: I gained over a stone doing Strictly Come Dancing. And you know what? I don’t regret a single ounce or pound.
“Mental health (and having a bloody good time) > aesthetic appeal.”