It’s Official: Len Goodman Leaves ‘Dancing with the Stars’ After 10 Years
There will be no “10 from Len” on Dancing with the Stars this season as the show’s most beloved judge Len Goodman has decided not to fly between the U.K. and U.S. to judge both Strictly Come Dancing and DWTS.
In a statement, DWTS said (via EW): “Len will not be returning as a judge this season on Dancing with the Stars due to his schedule as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing in the U.K. and the birth of his new grandson. He still might be involved in the season at some capacity, but we will have to wait and see. We are planning on having great guest judges for some shows to join Bruno [Tonioli], Carrie Ann [Inaba] and Julianne [Hough], and I’m sure we will see Len in the ballroom again soon.”
I am so sad! Len was very grumpy but he was indeed my favorite judge.
This week, the pros of Dancing with the Stars Season 21 were announced, including the return of former champion Karina Smirnoff.