Strictlys Motsi Mabuse breaks silence after Len Goodman dies

Lorraine announces sad news that Len Goodman has died

Len Goodman, who fans will know and love from his time on Strictly Come Dancing, has died at age 78.

Earlier this morning (24th April) a spokesperson for Len told MailOnline: “I can confirm he died peacefully over the weekend surrounded by his family. It is believed Len died in a hospice in Tunbridge Wells after a short illness.”

The former Strictly judge died on Saturday night after a short battle with bone cancer. He was due to celebrate his 79th birthday tomorrow.

With a career spanning six decades, many of Len’s Strictly family have shared their memories and tributes.

Motsi Mabuse, who joined the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel in 2019 after replacing former judge Darcey Bussell, took to social media to pay tribute to Len Goodman.

On her Instagram Stories, she shared an image of Len along with the caption: “’R.I.P”. She also tagged the official @BBCStrictly Instagram account in the post.

Len’s fellow judge on the BBC show, Craig Revel Horwood shared his sadness at the news: “I’ve just woken up to the sad news that my gorgeous colleague and dear friend Len Goodman has passed away.”

“My heart and love go out to his lovely Sue and family. Len Goody Goodman is what I always called him and “It’s a ten from Len & seveeeeern” will live with me forever. RIP Len.”

Strictly pro dancers Giovanni Pernice, Katya Jones and Graziano Di Prima, also shared their respective tributes.

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Len starred on Strictly Come Dancing as head judge from the very first episode in 2004 until he left the show in 2016.

He also joined fellow Strictly judge Bruno Tonioli on the American version of the show, Dancing With The Stars, where he appeared as a head judge until November 2022, when he announced his retirement from the show.

At the time he revealed: “This will be my last season judging Dancing With the Stars.

“I’ve been on the show since it started in 2005, and it has been a huge pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful show but I’ve decided I want to spend more time with my grandchildren and family back in Britain.”

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