The head judge of Strictly Come Dancing, Len Goodman, is set to leave the show after the upcoming series.
This will be a pretty big change for the show and it’s fans, as he has been a judge for Strictly ever since the show started 12 years ago.
Len had this to say on his departure: “”This adventure began when I was 60 and now that I’ve reached my 70s, I’ve decided after this year it’s time to hand the role of head judge to someone else. I’m looking forward to my last series very much and to whatever comes next.”
“In 2004, I was asked to take part in a brand new BBC Saturday night show and who would have thought me, old Len Goodman, would still be part of this amazing series more than 10 years on. It is an honour being part of the wonderful Strictly Come Dancing.”
For his final turn as head judge, Len will be joined by fellow judges Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood.
Director of content at the BBC, Charlotte Moore, had to say: “I know we are all going to miss him tremendously, but I also know Len’s final series is going to be full of unmissable moments and I hope audiences will give him the special send-off he so deserves.”