The BBC have today (finally!) announced who will be replacing Dame Darcey on the judging panel and I can reveal that the new judge is………
Motsi is no stranger to the judging panel having worked as a judge on the German version of Strictly since 2011 following a stint as a pro since 2007. She is also the sister of Strictly Pro Oti Mabuse.
Speaking to the BBC Motsi had this to say about her new role: “I am absolutely overjoyed to be joining the Strictly judging panel. I have so much respect and admiration for the other three judges and hope to add my own bit of sparkle to the show. I can’t wait to get started!”
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After 7 series judging Strictly, Dame Darcey Bussell has decided to hang up her judging paddles and will not be on the panel during the 2019 series of Strictly
Speaking to the BBC Dame Darcey had this to say about her exit: “It has been a complete privilege for me to be part of Strictly, working with such a talented team. I have enjoyed every minute of my time and will miss everyone from my fellow judges, the presenters, the dancers, the musicians, the entire back stage team, and especially the viewers of the show, who have been so supportive.
“I am not leaving because of any upset or disagreement at all, I am just stepping away to give more focus to my many other commitments in dance, after seven truly wonderful years that I can’t imagine having gone any better.
I know I will miss being part of this unique show and the fact that it celebrates dance is something I am so passionate about. I hope that I may be very lucky to be asked back again one day”.
It is not clear yet whether Dame Darcey will be replaced on the panel or if a panel of 3 will judge the 2019 series
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It is being reported today that the 2016 series of Strictly Come Dancing will be Len Goodman’s final series and he will leave the judging panel after this series. Len has been on the panel since Strictly launched in 2004 and has served as head judge on the panel with the casting vote in the Dance Off in the event of a tie. Len has announced that he isn’t retiring and will continue with his radio shows on BBC Radio 2.
Anton Du Beke has emerged as the bookies favourite to replace Len with odds of 2-1 with Ladbrokes. Karen Hardy is 7-1 and Ian Waite 8-1. At longer odds Alesha Dixon is 25-1 to return to dish out 10s like nobody’s business and David Cameron whose diary is “remarkably light” now is 1000-1.
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