Former Head Judge Len Goodman Dies

The Strictly Spoiler is saddened to report that the former head judge on Strictly Come Dancing, Len Goodman has passed away over the weekend.

Len was head judge from the inaugural series in 2004 until 2016 when he retired from the panel being replaced by Shirley Ballas. He was also a judge on the US version from 2005 until retiring last year. He was known on the series for his mostly good natured judging, although he could go into the occasional rant if something wasn’t his cup of tea and of course his overenthusiastic awarding of 7 points accompanied by a SEEEEEVVVVERRRRRNNNN!!!!!

The Strictly Spoiler passes on his sympathies to Len’s family and friends and is sure the community will join in doing so. The loss of Len from the Strictly family is a huge loss and I am sure that when the 2023 series kicks off in September that there will be some kind of tribute to him.

Keep Dancing Len

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