Johannes Radebe's family are "desperate" to meet John Whaite.
The pair made 'Strictly Come Dancing' history this year by becoming the first all-male pairing on the BBC Latin and ballroom show, and the 34-year-old pro dancer is keen to take the former 'Great British Bake Off' winner to South Africa to meet his family.
He wrote on Instagram: "SOME PEOPLE ARRIVE AND MAKE
SUCH A BEAUTIFUL IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE, YOU CAN BARELY REMEMBER WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE
"I managed to watch the finale of strictly with my family and friends back home in South Africa, it was lit! @john_whaite they are desperate to meet you hun'. The pride reflected on their faces for everything we've accomplished is heart-warming. (sic)"
Johannes also thanked the show's fans for watching the programme every weekend, and he wished them a happy new year.
He added: "@bbcstrictly delivers an awesome show every year but this season has been nothing short of revolutionary and to EVERYONE involved THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
"The aim has always been to inspire...Representation of any minority group in media acknowledges their existence in the real world, influencing societies openness and understanding of others which makes for a better world for all.
"Thanks to everyone who tuned in every weekend, supporting and cheering for great Saturday entertainment aimed at bringing audiences some sparkle, joy and escapism.
Have a beautiful crossover into 2022.
I'll see you soon. X
Love Jo' (sic)"
The pair finished second in the latest series, losing out in the final to 'EastEnders' actress Rose Ayling-Ellis and her professional partner Giovanni Pernice.