His grand finale. Len Goodman revealed that he would be leaving Dancing With the Stars after season 31 on Monday, November 14.
This will be my final season as a judge on Dancing With the Stars. “I’ve been with this show since 2005. It has been a great pleasure, but I have decided that I want to spend more time with my grandchildren back in Britain,” Goodman, who is 78, said. “I can’t thank you enough, the Dancing With the Starsfamily. It’s been such an amazing experience for me, and I’m so looking forward to next week’s finale.
Standing ovations were given by the audience to the professional dancer’s speech. Bruno Tonioli, Derek Hough, and Carrie Ann Inaba were among the judges who hugged him. Cohost Tyra Banks referred to the England native “a living legend” and Goodman has been the series’ head judge ever since season 1.
The Strictly Come Dancing alum was criticized throughout his DHTTS tenure. Koko Iwasaki, pro, told Us Weekly last month that she felt Vinny Guadagnino’s feedback was a bit harsh. However, Guadagnino (35), thought the comments were fair.
The Jersey Shore Family Vacation star said that “I made a mistake in the beginning” and that it was a matter of a few steps. Us. I’m glad that we were able to recover and keep going because it was still a dance. And it’s been done so many times from start to finish. … I try not to get down on myself for being last.
MTV’s personality said that the head judge can score any score he likes. Iwasaki, 25, and he were both eliminated on Monday, November 7.
Goodman was a part of season 29 of DWTS. He also confirmed that he had been afflicted by skin cancer in the same year. The Melanoma Fund in Britain shared a photo of the Holiday of My Lifetime alumni, with a bandage covering his forehead.
“The former Strictly come Dancing judge of BBC was having a few rounds at The Grove — a Sun Protection Accredited Club — when he revealed that he had just had his skin cancer removed. The Melanoma Fund shared the image via Facebook.