Former ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Decide Len Goodman Lifeless At 78

Former decide of “Dancing with the Stars,” Len Goodman, died Saturday on the age of 78 after a brief battle with bone most cancers.

Goodman died in a hospice in Tunbridge Wells, and was surrounded by household on the time of his passing, in response to the BBC. Goodman was a former skilled ballroom dancer and likewise served as the pinnacle decide on “Strictly Come Dancing,” from its launch in 2004 till the final episode in 2016, BBC reported. His loss of life was confirmed by his supervisor, Jackie Gill, Monday.

Gill described Goodman as “a a lot liked husband, father and grandfather who will probably be sorely missed by household, pals and all who knew him,” in response to the BBC.

Goodman appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” from 2005 till 2022 and was recognized for his humor and demanding commentary. He’s remembered as a decide that enthusiastically congratulated contestants and awarded them a rating of seven factors, which turned his notorious catchphrase.

Fellow decide Craig Revel Horwood spoke of Goodman’s greatest qualities and described him as a “beautiful colleague and expensive buddy,” in response to the BBC.

“Len Goody Goodman is what I all the time referred to as him and ‘It’s a ten from Len & seveeeeern’ will reside with me eternally,” he added, in a nod to his catchphrase and vivid character.

The host of “Strictly Come Dancing,” Claudia Winkleman, informed described Goodman as “a category act”.

“There was no person like him as a result of he was so humble,” she mentioned.  “He was lovely – on digicam, off digicam, and to everyone who took half,” Winkleman mentioned, in response to BBC.

Goodman was a welder in his earlier years, and retired from his profession to turn out to be a instructor and choreographer. He ultimately opened his personal dance college referred to as the Goodman Academy. (RELATED: REPORT: Aaron Carter’s Former Fiance Pushes For Second Post-mortem)

The well-known decide was keen about music and was a daily stand-in for the late Paul O’Grady on his BBC Radio 2 present, in response to BBC.

He’s survived by his son James, his spouse, and dance instructor Sue Barrett.