His final statement. In the programme that aired on Monday, November 14, Len Goodman said that he would be departing Dancing With the Stars after season 31. Did Len Goodman Leave Dancing With the Stars After Season 31
“I’ll be judging Dancing With the Stars for the final time this year. It has been a great pleasure for me to be a part of such a fantastic event since the show’s inception in 2005, but Goodman, 78, said, “I’ve decided I would like to spend more time with my grandchildren and family back in Britain. “The Dancing With the Stars family, I cannot thank you enough. It has been such a beautiful experience for me, and I’m looking forward to next week’s finale so much.”
The audience applauded the professional dancer as she finished her remarks. Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough, and Bruno Tonioli, his fellow judges, rose to give him hugs. The English native was described to as “a living legend” by co-host Tyra Banks. Since season 1, Goodman has presided as the show’s chief judge and has taken part in all but two seasons.
The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant has come under fire for direct criticism while competing on DWTS. Koko Iwasaki, a professional, stated to Us Weekly last month that she felt Goodman’s criticism of her partner, Vinny Guadagnino, was “a little harsh.” Guadagnino, 35, believed the remarks were acceptable, though.
I made a number of early mistakes, like, in my steps. I don’t refute it at all; I know that,” the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation actor said to Us. It was still a fire dance, as we had performed it countless times from beginning to end, so I’m glad we were able to continue. I’m making an effort not to criticise myself for finishing last.
The MTV celebrity also stated that the chief judge was free to assign a score “anyway he wants to.” He and Iwasaki, 25, were both cast out of the programme on Monday, November 7.
2020’s DWTS season 29 was Goodman’s last. He acknowledged having had a close encounter with skin cancer in that same year. The British NGO The Melanoma Fund published a picture of the Holiday of My Lifetime star pointing to a bandage on his forehead.
“The former BBC Strictly Come Dancing judge confessed he had just undergone skin cancer removal while playing a few rounds with our ambassador Paul Way at The Grove, a Sun Protection Accredited club. He requested that we use this picture to motivate people to treat this problem seriously, the Melanoma Fund stated in a Facebook post at the time.