Alesha Dixon rules out Strictly Come Dancing return to replace Len Goodman

Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon has ruled out a return to Strictly Come Dancing in order to replace Len Goodman.

In a surprise move earlier this month, 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 we don't know who will be taking over Len's spot, we know who at least one person it WON'T be.

Former Strictly judge Alesha has ruled out a comeback, saying: "For me, it's about moving forward. I'm really sad Len's leaving, [but] I certainly wouldn't be going back."

She went on to tell AOL: "Craig [Revel Horwood] should be head judge, but I'm not the producer."

Chatting to the Kent and Sussex Courier earlier in the week, Len revealed his personal choice to replace him.

"It would be nice if Anton or Karen Hardy took over – someone from the world of ballroom rather than stage or theatre dancing," he told the paper.

Len added: "I am doing one last series – it will be my swan song – one more Strictly and then I will see what happens.

"At the end of the day I have been doing it for 12 years and I wanted to get out before people started saying – 'get that old boy off.'"

Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC One with Len on the panel for the last time this autumn.

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