Len Goodman has QUIT Strictly Come Dancing

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Len Goodman has announced he has QUIT Strictly Come Dancing after more than a decade on the show.

Strictly's head judge has today revealed he will NOT be back on the panel next year, making the upcoming fourteenth series his last.

Len Goodman said: “In 2004, I was asked to take part in a brand new BBC Saturday night show and who would have thought me, old Len Goodman, would still be part of this amazing series more than 10 years on.

"This adventure began when I was 60 and now that I’ve reached my 70s, I’ve decided after this year it’s time to hand the role of Head Judge to someone else."

He added: "It is an honour being part of the wonderful Strictly Come Dancing family and I’m looking forward to my last series very much and to whatever comes next.”

Strictly boss Louise Rainbow, Executive Producer of the show, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Tess, Claudia and our judges are all returning for another year. Whilst we will be sad to say goodbye to Len, as our way of saying thank you, we are all determined to make this series the most spectacular, most glittery and entertaining yet.”

For 2016, Len will judge alongside Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will present another series of the BAFTA award-winning Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One putting the sparkle back into Saturday and Sunday nights.

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