- Took up dancing at age 20 after suffering a foot injury that put an end to his potential soccer career.
- Has served as a judge on the British reality competition Strictly Come Dancing, as well as its U.S. counterpart, Dancing with the Stars.
- Released his own instructional dance DVD, Dance with Len Goodman.
- Specializes in exhibition dancing, a form of ballroom that permits lifts.
- Runs a dance school in Kent, England.
- 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
- 2017, National Television Awards — TV Judge: Nominee
- 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
- James William Goodman — Son
- Cherry Kingston — Ex-wife
- Sue Barrett — Wife
- Lesley — Ex-significant Other
- Birth Place: London, England
- Profession: Dance competition judge, Retired dancer
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