Len Goodman is known to millions as the past Head Judge of Strictly Come Dancing and current Head Judge of Dancing With The Stars. His vast knowledge of Ballroom and Latin American Dancing – gained over a lifetime of competing, judging and teaching all over the world – has made him one of the most well-respected characters in the dance fraternity.
Born is Bethnal Green in the East End of London, Len started his career relatively late in life. He actually wanted to be a footballer and it wasn’t until the age of 20 that the ex-docker started dancing. Having retired after a successful competitive dancing career, which included winning Dual of the Giants, British Rising Stars, The British Exhibition Championships (four times) and the World Exhibition Championships in the early 1970’s, it was a natural progression for him to open his own dance school in Kent.