Tuesday, May 14

Former Strictly Come Dancing decide Len Goodman dies

Len Goodman, who was head decide on Strictly Come Dancing for over a decade, has died aged 78, his agent has mentioned.

His agent, Jackie Gill informed Sky News the dancing star died on Saturday night time at a hospice in Kent, surrounded by his household. He had been recognized with bone most cancers.

Goodman and Darcy Bussell in 2015

In an announcement, she mentioned: “It is with great sadness to announce that Len Goodman has passed away peacefully, aged 78.

“A a lot cherished husband, father and grandfather who shall be sorely missed by household, associates and all who knew him.”

Known for his heat humour and keenness for Latin and Ballroom, Goodman was head decide on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing from its launch in 2004 to 2016.

His rating name of “se-ven!” grew to become his catchphrase, cementing his reputation with Strictly followers.

His last look was on the 2016 Christmas Day particular, after which he was changed as head decide by Shirley Ballas.

He additionally appeared on the American model of the present, Dancing With The Stars, from 2005 till his departure final yr.

He mentioned on the time that he needed to “spend more time with my grandchildren and family” again within the UK.

Goodman started dancing at 19, successful varied competitions together with the British Championships in Blackpool in his late 20s.

Content Source: information.sky.com