Len Goodman to leave Strictly Come Dancing after 12 years
The internet is more upset about Len Goodman leaving Strictly Come Dancing than it is about David Cameron stepping down as PM.
The BBC today announced that the beloved judge on the dance competition programme, who has lead the Strictly judging panel since the show started in 2004, will not be returning beyond this upcoming season:
— BBC Strictly (@bbcstrictly) July 13, 2016
However, it seems that 72-year-old Goodman is not retiring just yet, and is likely to stay on as head judge on America’s Dancing With The Stars, as well as continuing his show on Radio 2.
While the BBC says it is too early to say who will take Goodman’s seat on the judging panel next year, professional dancer Anton du Beke seems a fan favourite.
But for now, the attention’s all on Len (oh, and David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn):
I love you Len Goodman. You are Strictly and you’re actually not allowed to leave. End of discussion.
— Claudia Winkleman (@ClaudiaWinkle) July 13, 2016
— Tess Daly (@TessDaly) July 13, 2016
Len Goodman, the only 2016 resigner who can hold their head high. And do a fleckle. #Strictly
— Gill Munro (@gillmunro) July 13, 2016
— Justin Lee Collins (@iam_jlc) July 13, 2016
Is Len Goodman really leaving Strictly? That is without doubt the most interesting thing Corbyn has ever said.
— Philip Collins (@PCollinsTimes) July 13, 2016
Cameron asked in #PMQs is he’s going to replace Len Goodman when he retires.
We NEED a referendum on this.
— Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) July 13, 2016
I never thought the first I’d hear about Len Goodman leaving Strictly would be from Jeremy Corbyn while watching PMQs…
— Daniel J. Layton (@DanielJLayton) July 13, 2016
The new series of Strictly Come Dancing launches on BBC One later this year.