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Beloved Strictly Come Dancing Judge Len Goodman Dies at 78 Leaving a Legacy in Dance
Author: Lisa Bennett / 2023-04-24 12:07:32Former Strictly Come Dancing head judge Len Goodman has died at the age of 78, his manager has confirmed. Goodman was a beloved figure in the world of dance and television, known for his expertise in ballroom dancing and his witty commentary on the popular BBC show Strictly Come Dancing. He was a fixture on the show for 12 years, serving as head judge for seven seasons before stepping down in 2016.
Goodman was born in London in 1944 and began his career as a dancer in the 1960s. He went on to become a successful dance teacher and choreographer, and later became a respected judge on a number of dance competitions, including the American show Dancing with the Stars.
Tributes have been pouring in for Goodman from across the entertainment industry, with many praising his warmth, humor, and vast knowledge of dance. Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly said she was «heartbroken» at the news of Goodman's death, while fellow judge Craig Revel Horwood described him as «a true gentleman and a wonderful judge».
Goodman's death marks the end of an era for the world of dance, but his legacy will live on through the countless dancers he inspired and the millions of viewers who tuned in to watch him on Strictly Come Dancing.
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