It’s official — Len is out! After much back and forth and mind changing, the executive producer of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ confirmed on August 19, that the host would not be returning this season.
Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough are going to have to hold down the Dancing with the Stars fort on their own! In 2014, Len Goodman stated that season ten would be his last, but ABC had never confirmed it — until now. However, there will be guest judges. So here’s who we want to see.
“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 U.K. and the birth of his new grandson,” executive producer Rob Wade said in a statement, first broken to People. “He still might be involved in the season at some capacity, but we will have to wait and see. We are planning on having great guest judges for some shows to join Bruno [Tonioli], Carrie Ann [Inaba] and Julianne [Hough], and I’m sure we will see Len in the ballroom again soon.”
With that, here’s 10 people I’d love to see take his spot as a guest judge for a week or two:
She won season 11, and well, she was taught by the best.
You may know him from Sex and the City, but he’s actually a very eloquent dancer.
Do we need to explain?
She’s been doing ballet since she was three, so.
Again, who needs words?
Did you know she studied dance at the Alabama School of the Fine Arts?
He came in second in season three, and everyone knows he’s got moves.
You saw Newsies right?
He’s making his big TV return, so why not talk moves?
She danced in Drumline… but more importantly, she focused on dance at ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy.
Alright guys, who do you want to see?
— Emily Longeretta