Strictly Come Dancing: Vincent Simone wants to replace Len Goodman


Vincent Simone has said he'd love to join the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel in place of Len Goodman.

Head judge Len announced his exit from the show earlier this year after more than decade on the panel.

While he'll be back for this autumn's series, it'll be his last and won't return for next year's show.

Former Strictly pro Vincent has been one of many who have come forward to say they'd love to take over.

"If they asked me to be a judge, that would be great – I’d be over the moon! I always had this in my mind," Vincent said in the week.

He told The Sun newspaper: “Obviously Len is a big personality – I always thought, I’d be very happy to follow him – but obviously people love Anton [du Beke] and everybody has always been saying for years he should one of the judges -people love him for what he does so far."

Vincent added: "I always thought it would be great if me and my partner Flavia (Cacace) were on the panel as a duo!

“We’d be a good team. We could be on the chair as the dance experts. If they asked me, I’d give it a go!"

Alongside Vincent and Anton, Brendan Cole and former judge Arlene Phillips have also been touted as possible replacements for Len.

But next year's show is a LONG way off yet.

For now, this year's series starts next month on BBC One.

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