Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are returning to the ballroom as hosts of Strictly Come Dancing. The hit BBC One show aims to put some sparkle back into Saturday and Sunday nights. However after the 2016 series there will be no more ’10 from Len’ as Len Goodman announces his retirement from the show.
“After 12 years, our wonderful Head Judge Len has decided it’s time to hang up his Strictly Come Dancing shoes! 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” – Charlotte Moore, Director of Content at BBC
The biggest dancing show on television is back this autumn on the beeb with the return of Strictly’s legendary judging panel. This year’s celebrity line-up will be hoping to impress Head Judge Len Goodman and his fellow co-stars Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood.
The forthcoming series will be Len Goodman’s final year on the judging panel as today he announces that he is stepping down from his role as Head Judge. Len Goodman has been Head Judge on Strictly Come Dancing since the show began on BBC One.
“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. 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. It is an honour being part of the wonderful Strictly Come Dancing family and I’m looking forward to my last series very much and to whatever comes next.” – Len Goodman
Strictly Come Dancing is a BBC Studios production and returns for its 14th series this autumn on BBC One.