Entertainment The austere judge died of cancer at the age of 78

The austere judge died of cancer at the age of 78

Len Goodman has died at the age of 78. (fake images)

Definitely come dance Star Len Goodman Passed away at the age of 78.

The former must and Dancing with the Stars Judge died on Saturday April 22 at a hospice in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, where he had been receiving treatment following a brief illness. He was diagnosed with Skin Cancer in 2020.

A spokesman for Goodman said: “I can confirm that he died peacefully over the weekend surrounded by his family.”

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Goodman, a former ballroom dancer and trainer, revealed her diagnosis in 2020 Skin Cancer AND Had a mole removed from her forehead.

It is said that he developed bone cancer. Goodman was also treated for prostate cancer in 2009.

Len Goodman with strict judges Bruno Tonioli Darcy Bussell and Craig Revel Harwood in 2014. (Fake Images)

Goodman was a lead judge on the BBC’s Strictly until 2016, when it launched in 2004.

From 2005 to 2022, he was the main judge for the American version of the popular dance competition Dancing with the Stars.

He announced his retirement from Dancing with the Stars in November 2022. Spend more time with his family.

Goodman said: “Since I started the show in 2005 it has been my great pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful show, but I decided I wanted to spend more time with my grandchildren and family in Britain.

Strictly Live Tour in 2012 with Len Goodman, Craig Revel Harwood and Bruno Tonioli. (Image: Alamy)

I can’t thank the Dancing with the Stars family enough. It was an incredible experience for me.”

Goodman married his second wife, dance teacher Sue Barrett, 57, in 2012 after more than 10 years together. He was married to former dance partner Sherry Kingston for 15 years until 1987.

He has a son, James, 42, with his former partner Leslie.

speaks Good morning Great Britain He said of undergoing cancer treatment in August 2020: “I had a small mole on my head, probably from playing golf. And it was a very simple process. The doctor put some needles in me, took them out and I returned to my beauty.

“It is very important that we cover ourselves. I used to wear a baseball cap, but now I wear a straw hat that covers my entire forehead. I put a lot of factor 50 on my face when I play golf and cross my fingers that everything is excellent.”

Len Goodman meets King Charles III in 2018. (Image: Alamy)

Be sure to judge Craig Revel Harwood said on Instagram: “I woke up to the sad news of the passing of my wonderful colleague and dear friend, Len Goodman. My heart and love go out to his loving wife Sue and his family. Len ‘Goody’ Goodman, who I called. He also said: “This is a Len and Chevy ten with me forever. He will live. Rest in peace, Leon.

A former strictly professional dancer. Cole Brendan said this morning: “He is very impressive. I think he’s going to shock the entire nation.

“A beautiful man who loved, [it’s] Very sad.

«The smile, the energy, the rigor that he brought has not been there since that day. [he left]. A wonderful man”.

Newscaster don caminante tweeted: “It is very sad to hear of the death of Len Goodman. He was a great man and an extraordinary talent. I loved doing TV with him, going out with him, playing golf with him. I’m definitely coming. My love for his family ».

said Tim Davey, director general of the BBC In a sentence: «Len Goodman was a wonderful and endearing artist who was adored by millions. He captivated people of all ages and made everyone feel like a member of the family. Len was at the heart of Strictly’s success. He will be greatly missed by the public. and his many friends and family.

Strictly Host Claudia Winkleman He tweeted that: «I am very sad for Len. He was one of a kind to him, a smart and kind man. Full of brilliance, warmth and wit. He sent all my love to his family and friends ».

TV presenter and 2013 Strictly contestant susana reid He said: “Oh, it’s a terrible shock and very sad. Len is an absolute legend and the definition of a perfect gentleman. He was a lovely man with a great sense of humor, he had such a mischievous catchphrase. I will “. All Bounce, Boom & Bongos”. Never forget that. My love for his family ».

springs morgan He tweeted: “Very sad news from the world of entertainment… RIP Len Goodman, 78 – welder, dancer, judge, cricketer and West Ham fan and a great person.”

Comedian Rufus Hound He tweeted that: «Where are you going Len? ‘Darling!’ Goodbye LG. Nobody moves a paddle (or has more joy in ballroom dancing) than you x »

Famed astrologer Russell Grant, who appeared on the show in 2011, said: “The wonderful Len Goodman has left us. He was so kind and loving to me when he was on @bbcstrictly and we met on other shows including his own movie. BBC Glasgow. The word legend is overused, but Len and the ‘Seven’ from him became a catchphrase in the UK and US. A real character ».

Goodman was born in London in 1944 and began dancing at the age of 19.

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He retired after eight years as a dance teacher after winning the British Ballroom Championship in Blackpool.

Goodman was an avid cricket fan, first training as a mechanical engineer before discovering dancing.

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