So sad – Len Goodman won’t be a judge on this upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars!
The 71-year-old dancer has been a judge since the show started back in 2005.
“Len will not be returning as a judge this season on Dancing With the Stars due to his schedule as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing in the UK and the birth of his new grandson,” DWTS executive producer Rob Wade told Us Weekly in a statement. Len, 71, is also part of Strictly Come Dancing, which is popular in the UK.
The 25-year-old gymnast danced almost the entire dance with Derek – and then at the end, met with judge Len Goodman on the dance floor and finished up the last few seconds with him. It was especially emotional because during the segment, Len disclosed that he really could not dance anymore due to health issues.
Nastia and Derek finished up the night with a perfect score all around. Congrats!
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – Viennese Waltz with Len Goodman – DWTS Semi-Finals, 5/11