Len Goodman Wiki, Age, Height, Career, Family, Wife, Death, Biography & More

Len Goodman bio

Leonard Goodman was a professional ballroom dancer, dance teacher, and dance competition adjudicator from England.

Goodman was the head judge on the UK television show Strictly Come Dancing, where various celebrities compete for the Glitter ball trophy, from 2004 to 2016, and on the US television show Dancing with the Stars from 2005 to 2022. In Dartford, Kent, he also ran a ballroom dance school. Let’s check out Len Goodman’s Wiki, Age, Height, Career, Family, Wife, Death, Biography & More.

Len Goodman Wiki/Bio:

Real Name:Leonard Gordon Goodman
Nick Name:Len Goodman
Date of Birth:25 April 1944
Birthplace:Farnborough, Kent, England
Profession:Dancer, Dance Teacher, and Dance Competition Adjudicator
Death Date:22 April 2023
Death Place:Royal Tunbridge Wells, England

Len Goodman Age, Height, Weight:

Age:78 Years (At the time of Death)
Weight:78 Kg

Len Goodman Career:

In Woolwich, Goodman worked as an apprentice welder for Harland and Wolff. He began dancing when he was 19 years old after his doctor recommended it as therapy for a foot injury.

After winning the British Championships in Blackpool in his late twenties, Goodman turned professional, won various competitions, and retired from dancing.

From 2004 to 2016, Goodman served as the head judge on the BBC One dance competition Strictly Come Dancing. Goodman was the sole head judge on the American version of Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing with the Stars. Goodman announced his retirement from the show during the season 31 semifinals broadcast on November 14, 2022, to spend more time with his family in the United Kingdom.

Goodman played Professor in the five-time Emmy Award-winning children’s show Auto-B-Good in 2005.

He was a UK commentator at the Eurovision Dance Contest in both 2007 and 2008.

In March and April 2012, Goodman hosted a three-part BBC One documentary that aired on PBS in the United States to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic’s voyage and sinking. Goodman hosted the BBC Four show Len Goodman’s Dance Band Days in 2013. On Boxing Day, he hosted Len Goodman’s Perfect Christmas on BBC One.

Goodman was one of several well-known faces who appeared in ITV’s two-part documentary series Secrets from the Clink in August 2014. Goodman hosted the BBC One show Holiday of My Lifetime in October 2014.

In 2017, Goodman hosted Partners in Rhyme, a family game show based on Matt Edmondson’s game, Obama Llama.

Goodman appeared as a guest in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks in October 2021 as part of a dancing storyline, when his voice was heard while dance teacher Trish Minniver, played by Denise Welch, was reminiscing.

Between 2013 and 2018, Goodman filled in for Paul O’Grady on BBC Radio 2’s Sunday afternoon music show, playing music he grew up with. He hosted three special bank holiday shows for Boom Radio in 2021.

Len Goodman Family:

Father:Leonard Gordon Goodman
Mother:Louisa Goodman

Len Goodman Wife:

He married his dancing partner Cherry Kingston, but the couple divorced later. Goodman and Kingston married in 1972 but divorced in 1987.

Following their divorce, Len Goodman married Sue Barrett, a 47-year-old dance teacher, in a small ceremony at Mosimann’s, a London dining club, on December 30, 2012.

Len Goodman Death:

On 22 April 2023, three days before his 79th birthday, Goodman died from bone cancer in a hospice in Royal Tunbridge Wells.