The professional, 36, dazzled in sequinned green jumpsuit, coordinating his look with his co-star Luba Mushtuk, 34.
He teamed the plunging one-piece, complete with tassel detailing, with a pair of towering heels.
Viewers at home were left in awe of his ‘fierce look’ as they branded Johannes an icon.
One person wrote: ‘Ok, did anyone else get goosebumps when Johannes came out from behind that curtain?!
Fabulous: Johannes Radebe, 36, left fans with ‘goosebumps’ as he performed during the Strictly Come Dancing opening at Blackpool Tower on Saturday night
Amazing: The professional dazzled in sequinned green jumpsuit
Another added: ‘Johannes living his best life in that opening dance and I loved every second of it.’
‘Amazing opening group dance tonight and Johannes looks glorious in that sparkly green jumpsuit,’ a third fan added.
Johannes is paired with celebrity contestant Annabel Croft in the competition, who embraced the Latin party spirit with her Shakira inspired samba last Saturday night.
The former tennis player let her hair down as she wowed the judges with her racy performance to Whenever Wherever alongside partner Johannws.
It was a huge change in tone for the star, 57, who performed an elegant contemporary couple’s choice last week in an emotional tribute to her late husband Mel Coleman.
But Annabel unexpectedly rose to the challenge as she shimmy and shaked her way through the number.
Impressing the judges, Craig Revel Horwood announced: ‘You have finally given yourself permission to go wild.’
Both Craig and Motsi Mabuse admitted that they were apprehensive as to how Annabel would tackle the samba and were happily surprised by her performance.
Matching: He coordinated his look with his co-star Luba Mushtuk , 34
Praise: Viewers at home were left in awe of his ‘fierce look’ as they branded Johannes an icon
Speaking to Claudia Winkleman after the performance, Annabel revealed how much fun she had had during training this week.
Joking about how she had no choice but to give it her all when she is dancing beside Johannes, she teased: ‘Watching him I thought, well I’ve got to try at least mirror him!’
And the public loved it too as they headed to Twitter to congratulate the star.
One wrote: ‘Loved this Samba from @AnnabelCroft & @jojo_radebe. Annabel is going from strength to strength. I think it was a brilliant routine.’
While another added: ‘Go Annabel you go girl @Annabel_Croft just brilliant to watch you dance your inner @shakira She looks amazing’.