Dancing With the Stars choose Len Goodman is saying goodbye to the ballroom competitors collection.
During Monday’s broadcast, Goodman introduced that this season would mark his closing as a choose.
“This will be my last season judging on Dancing with the Stars. I’ve been with the show since it started in 2005 and it has been a huge pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful show. But I’ve decided, I’d like to spend more time with my grandchildren and family back in Britain,” Goodman mentioned. “I could not thank you enough the Dancing with the Stars family. It’s been such a wonderful experience for me.”
After Goodman’s announcement, the choose acquired a standing ovation.
“You’ve inspired generations of dancers around the entire globe through your passion and through your expertise and through your laser-focused eye and they are going to carry on that commitment of excellence forever. Thank you so much. A living legend,” host Tyra Banks mentioned.
Goodman has been the lead celeb choose on ABC’s ballroom competitors because the present made its debut on ABC in 2005. He has been judging alongside fellow DWTS mainstays Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Dancing with the Stars professional Derek Hough later joined as a choose.
Prior to DWTS, Goodman was beforehand been a head choose on Strictly Come Dancing, the unique U.Ok. model of Dancing with the Stars. He has additionally served as a choose on the World and British Championships.
Goodman has been acknowledged for his dancing achievements, profitable a number of awards together with the British Exhibition and the runner-up within the Exhibition World Championships. Other awards have included the British Rising Star Award, the Carl Allen Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Goodman additionally runs the Goodman Dance Academy, a long-running dance college in Kent, England.