Len Goodman Is Leaving DWTS

After 31 seasons, Len Goodman is able to go away the ballroom for the final time. Through the Nov. 14 episode of “Dancing With the Stars,” Goodman introduced that he’ll be leaving the present on the finish of this season. He defined throughout the broadcast, “This might be my final season judging ‘Dancing With the Stars.'” The gang gasped on the information. He continued, “I have been on the present because it began in 2005, and it has been an enormous pleasure to be part of such an exquisite present, however I’ve determined I need to spend extra time with my grandchildren and household again in Britain.”

The gang gave Goodman a standing ovation as his fellow judges — Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Derek Hough — teared up. “It has been such an exquisite expertise for me, and I look ahead a lot to subsequent week’s finale. I am certain it may be completely sensible,” the 78-year-old added. The judging panel acquired as much as give him hugs as the gang and dancers cheered. Host Tyra Banks referred to as him a “dwelling legend.”

“DWTS” is about to wrap up its thirty first season after 17 years on the air. The one seasons Goodman didn’t seem on as a choose have been seasons 21 and 29. Goodman additionally served as a choose on the British sequence “Strictly Come Dancing,” which “DWTS” is an adaptation of. He started showing on that present in 2004 earlier than exiting in 2016. Goodman has additionally labored as a choose in nontelevised ballroom dancing contests, and Banks famous that most of the dancers, together with Hough, have been judged by Goodman throughout ballroom competitions as they have been rising up.

Earlier than his TV profession, Goodman was a dancer himself, beginning when he was 19 years outdated. He nonetheless runs a ballroom dancing faculty in his house nation of England.

After Goodman made his announcement, Inaba took to Instagram Stories to share photographs of herself, Goodman, and Tonioli over time; all three have been on the unique judging panel. “Len Goodman. Head Choose. Expensive Buddy. Household,” she wrote partly.

The season 31 finale of “Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday, Nov. 21, on Disney+.

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