Len Goodman declares his ballroom departure from ‘Dancing With the Stars’


“Dancing With the Stars” head choose Len Goodman introduced he’ll be retiring from the present.

“This shall be my final season judging ‘Dancing With the Stars,’” Goodman said during Monday’s episode of the ballroom dance competitors. “I’ve been on the present because it began in 2005, and it has been an enormous pleasure to be part of such a beautiful present however I’ve determined I wish to spend extra time with my grandchildren and household again in Britain.”

Goodman acquired a standing ovation from the ballroom crowd, whereas fellow judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough appeared moved to tears.

Earlier than becoming a member of the present, Goodman, 78, was a choose on “Strictly Come Dancing,” a British model of “Dancing With the Stars.”

A former skilled ballroom dancer himself, Goodman, who has seen greater than 3000 performances in his 31 seasons on the present, concluded his announcement with a nod to his ultimate night time of judging set for subsequent week.

“It’s been such a beautiful expertise for me and I look ahead a lot to subsequent week’s finale. I’m positive it’s going to be completely good,” he mentioned.

The Season 31 finale of “Dancing With the Stars” will air Monday, November 21 on Disney+.

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