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Len Goodman qutting Strictly

Updated on July 21, 2016

'Strictly Come Dancing' will be on our screens come Autumn and Winter with judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcy Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli judging the celeb - pro dancer dancing partnerships.

Then you will have the presenter partnership of Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, the tall blonde and the little brunette. They have developed something of a comedy duo with Claudia being the funny one and Tess being more of the straight person of the act perhaps in competition against 'X - Factors' Ant and Dec. 'X - Factor' regularly goes up against 'Strictly' at prime time t v and in the last few years it has been 'Strictly' that has been winning the ratings certainly if last years ratings results are anything to go by.

The media have a field day with rumours of tensions between the celebs behind the scenes like last years show were there were allegedly tensions between beefcakes who make a thousand and more women swoon Jay McGuinness and Peter Andre. McGuinness along with his partner went on to win the show and rumours of a romance blossoming between him and his female partner were doing the rounds in the media.

Bruce Forsyth that British institution of entertainment who has been around since the time of the dinosaurs or so it seems was around when the show was launched in 2004 and presented the show along with Tess Daly for many a show. However he stepped aside probably due to ill health but he was making gaffes while presenting the show so whatever he left the show. He does occasionally present the show at Christmas time but he has been dogged by ill health in the last few years leading him to cancel some live shows featuring himself.

The judges themselves if your talking about Bruno and Craig are two different personalities. Craig sits there looking like half of the time he has swallowed a wasp where as Bruno stands up flailing his arms around and falls off his seat. Occasionally Bruno has said some inappropriate things as has Craig in what is supposed to be a prime time family show and certainly when Bruce was presenting he tried to make it a family show and he picked up any of the judges should a lewd or inappropriate word issue from their mouths. Darcy seems to fancy anything male that hits the floor and Len is the old school man who keeps order or tries to and is famous for his sayings "Ill pickle my wall nuts" and shouting "7".

'Strictly' has had three female presenters since its inception Arlene Phillips, Alesha Dixon and now Darcy Bussell. When Arlene Phillips was seemingly dropped from the show to add a bit of eye candy in the form of Alesha Dixon who had won the show previously there was controversy but then Dixon left for one of Simon Cowell's shows on ITV 1 and then Darcy Bussell came in and has been the female judge on the panel ever since.

There are spin offs of 'Strictly' all over the world and the American one does feature Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.

Sad news now then as this seasons instalment of 'Strictly' will be Len Goodman's last as he intends to step down when this years show ends. He joined the show in 2004 at its inception at the age of 60 and now at 72 he feels its time to quit while he is ahead and hand over to some one else and who that someone else will be is not clear yet according to the BBC.

However Goodman will continue his show on BBC Radio 2 and will no doubt appear on television too as he has on other shows beside 'Strictly'.

Veteran Ballroomer quitting
Veteran Ballroomer quitting | Source
Darcy Bussell ex - Ballerina the third female judge on the panel
Darcy Bussell ex - Ballerina the third female judge on the panel | Source
Judge on the panel
Judge on the panel | Source
Judge on the panel
Judge on the panel | Source
Presenter on 'Strictly' Claudia Winkleman
Presenter on 'Strictly' Claudia Winkleman | Source
Bruce Forsyth started off as presenter for the show
Bruce Forsyth started off as presenter for the show | Source
Image of the programme from the stage
Image of the programme from the stage | Source
Alesha Dixon second female judge on the panel after winning show replacing Arlene Phillips
Alesha Dixon second female judge on the panel after winning show replacing Arlene Phillips | Source


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