Len Goodman Announces Exit From ‘Dancing With The Stars’

His grand finale. Len Goodman introduced that he will probably be leaving Dancing With the Stars after season 31 through the Monday, November 14, episode.

“This will probably be my final season judging on Dancing With the Stars. I’ve been with the present because it began in 2005 and it has been an enormous pleasure to be a part of such an exquisite present, however I’ve determined I wish to spend extra time with my grandchildren and household again in Britain,” Goodman, 78, revealed. “I can’t thanks sufficient, the Dancing With the Stars household, it’s been such an exquisite expertise for me and I’m wanting ahead a lot to subsequent week’s finale.”

The skilled dancer’s speech acquired a standing ovation from the viewers. His fellow judges — Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli — stood as much as hug him. Cohost Tyra Banks referred to the England native as “a residing legend.” Goodman has served as the truth competitors collection’ head decide since season 1 and has participated in all however two seasons.

The Strictly Come Dancing alum has been referred to as out for blunt criticism throughout his DWTS tenure. Final month, professional Koko Iwasaki advised Us Weekly that she thought Goodman’s suggestions for her accomplice, Vinny Guadagnino, was “a bit of harsh.” Nevertheless, Guadagnino, 35, thought the feedback had been truthful recreation.

“I tousled, like, a few my steps at first … I do know that, I’m not denying that in any respect,” the Jersey Shore: Household Trip star advised Us. “I’m blissful that we recovered and saved going [because] it was nonetheless a hearth dance, you already know, And we’ve carried out it so many occasions, begin to end, clearly. … I’m attempting to not beat myself up over being in final place.”

The MTV character added that the pinnacle decide may rating “nevertheless he desires to.” He and Iwasaki, 25, had been eradicated through the Monday, November 7, episode.

Goodman sat out season 29 of DWTS in 2020. That very same yr, he confirmed that he’d had a brush with pores and skin most cancers. The Melanoma Fund, a British nonprofit, shared a photograph of the Vacation of My Lifetime alum pointing to a bandage on his brow.

“The ex-BBC Strictly Come Dancing decide was enjoying just a few rounds with our ambassador Paul Manner at The Grove — a Solar Safety Accredited membership — and revealed he has simply had pores and skin most cancers eliminated. He wished us to make use of this picture to encourage others to take the problem critically,” the Melanoma Fund wrote through Fb on the time.