Strictly Come Dancing to get an 'X Factor makeover' as Len Goodman quits?

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Strictly Come Dancing could get an X Factor style makeover in the wake of Len Goodman's exit.

In a surprise move this week, Len QUIT Strictly Come Dancing after more than a decade and fourteen series.

Strictly's head judge revealed he will NOT be back on the panel next year, making the upcoming run this autumn his last.

Len 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."

While many names have already been rumoured to replace Len, ranging from pro dancers to former judges, a question remains over who will be head judge, if any one.

Right now it's Len who has the final say in all eliminations but sources claim that show bosses are considering whether a switch to an X Factor style dead-lock system, where the public vote decides who goes if the judges' can't.

Or perhaps one of the remaining judges - Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood - could take over Len's role as head judge?

An insider told Radio Times magazine (via the Daily Express): "I would very much doubt that the new member of the panel would come in as Head Judge and have the final say."

They went on: "Darcey’s the most sensible out of all of them. Craig’s the harshest and Bruno – would he take it seriously?

"Out of those three you couldn’t help but think Darcey. But then Darcey hasn’t been in the show as long as the others..."

The source added: "There's arguments for all of them."

For now, the BBC aren't confirming anything and probably won't do for a while yet.

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