Dancing With the Stars will move on without a key player and favorite tough judge Len Goodman.
Len Goodman told reporters over the weekend that his days at the judges’ will end after this upcoming springtime run… (though ABC and producers have yet to officially comment).
“Next year, I’m not going to do the flying backwards and forwards [from England to the United States] I’m not going to do the American show,” the Brit told reporters. “I just need a bit of time off to get on with a normal life.”
Goodman also said he has bowed out of the January/February 2015 tour of the UK’s Strictly Come Dancing (on which DWTS is based), though he has no plans at all to vacate his role as a judge on that competition series.
ABC’s DWTS this past season added former dance pro Julianne Hough as a fourth judge, possibly in preparation for Goodman’s possible exit. If true, we will miss you Len, you are the BEST judge, most professional and sophisticated. Don’t go!