Former Strictly Come Dancing head decide Len Goodman has died aged 78.
He turned a decide on the present in 2004 and his ultimate look was on the 2016 Christmas Day particular.
An announcement from his agent mentioned: “It’s with nice disappointment to announce that Len Goodman has handed away peacefully, aged 78.
“A much-loved husband, father and grandfather who shall be sorely missed by household, mates and all who knew him.”
Goodman started dancing at 19, successful varied competitions together with the British Championships in Blackpool in his late 20s, after which he retired.
He was changed as head decide on the BBC present by Shirley Ballas.
Goodman additionally served as head decide on Dancing With The Stars, the US model of the present, for greater than 15 years till asserting his retirement in November final 12 months.
He mentioned on the time that he wished to “spend extra time with my grandchildren and household” again within the UK.
Goodman was additionally a recipient of the Carl Alan Award in recognition of excellent contributions to bounce.
In addition to his profitable dancing and tv profession, he was additionally the proprietor of the Goodman Academy, a dance college in Dartford, Kent.
Exterior of dance, Goodman was a music fanatic and recurrently stood in for the late Paul O’Grady when the entertainer was away from his BBC Radio 2 present.
BBC director-general Tim Davie was amongst these paying tribute.
He mentioned: “Len Goodman was an exquisite, heat entertainer who was adored by thousands and thousands. He appealed to all ages and felt like a member of everybody’s household.
“Len was on the very coronary heart of Strictly’s success. He shall be vastly missed by the general public and his many family and friends.”
Strictly decide Craig Revel Horwood described Len Goodman as a “attractive colleague and pricey pal”.
“My coronary heart and love exit to his pretty Sue and household,” he tweeted.
“Len Goody Goodman is what I all the time known as him and ‘It is a ten from Len & seveeeeern’ will dwell with me endlessly. RIP Len”.
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