They are set to dance the Paso Doble inspired by Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean for Movie Week.
And fuelled up on caffeine as he arrived at the studio for rehearsals in on Thursday.
Joined by his professional dance partner , the Bake Off winner, 32, looked in good spirits as he flashed a smile to cameras.
John Whaite fuelled up on caffeine as he arrived at the Strictly Come Dancing studio for rehearsals in London on Thursday alongside his partner Johnannes
Holding packet of popcorn in one hand http://transpower.cc/ and a coat in another, John was casually-clad in a grey hoodie and tracksuit bottoms.
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Johannes, 34, meanwhile, looked cosy in a roll neck fleece and green pinstripe trousers, while trundling along a black suitcase.
The pair were prepared with snacks for the grueling dance session ahead of Saturday’s Move Night themed dance.
Prepared: Joined by his professional dance partner Johannes Radebe, the Bake Off winner, 32, looked in good spirits as he carried a bag of popcorn into training
John and Johannes will be performing a Paso Doble to Pirates of the Caribbean track ‘He’s a Pirate.’
The dancing duo, who are the first all-male partnership on the show, scored 31 out 40 on last week’s episode, placing them joint second on the leaderboard.
John recently revealed on Strictly’s sister show It Takes Two he will be getting a tattoo to memorialise his time on the show.
He told host Janette Manrara: ‘Even though we did our little gag, I am definitely going to get one of those planets tattooed on me, because that night I felt like I’d been born. Honestly!’
The outing comes after Saturday’s episode of the show’s most watched of the series so far, according to overnight ratings.
The programme was watched by an average audience of 8.2 million people with a 48.5% share of the audience – up on last week’s 7.9 million. The viewing figure for the BBC One celebrity dancing competition peaked at 8.8 million.
While viewership is on the rise for the 2021 series, numbers remain down on last year’s show – which fell amid much stricter covid regulations – with numbers on the same second live show show hitting peak numbers of 10.7million in 2020.
Impressive: John and Johannes will be performing a Paso Doble to Pirates of the Caribbean track ‘He’s a Pirate ‘on Saturday after scoring 31 out of 40 last week, leaving them joint second
Sweet: John recently revealed on Strictly’s sister show It Takes Two that he will be getting a tattoo to memorialise his time on the show
Earlier this week, Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden returned to rehearsals following a bout of Covid which forced them to miss last week’s show.
Tom and Amy will perform an energetic jive to Chuck Berry’s Johnny B Goode from Back To The Future, in the hope that they can win enough votes to advance to Week Four.
Strictly bosses were reportedly considering ‘scrapping the show’s live audience and re-introducing quarantine bubbles for celebrities and their professional dancers,’ in the wake of Tom and Amy’s positive tests.
Success: The outing comes after Saturday’s episode was the the show’s most watched of the series so far, according to overnight rating with an average audience of 8.2 million people
They’re back: Earlier this week, Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden returned to rehearsals following a bout of Covid which forced them to miss last week’s show