Fast Facts

  • 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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