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Len Goodman Biography

Birth Place:
London, England
Dance competition judge, retired dancer

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


  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated


  • Lesley -- Ex-significant Other
  • Cherry Kingston -- Ex-wife
  • James William Goodman -- Son
  • Sue Barrett -- Wife