Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Craig Revel Horwood 'to replace Len Goodman as head judge'

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Craig Revel Horwood is set to take over from Len Goodman as head judge on Strictly Come Dancing.

And Anton Du Beke is the strong favourite to replace Len on the pane itself.

Len announced his exit from the BBC One show earlier this summer, explaining that he would be stepping down after the current series ends at Christmas.

Currently as head judge Len has the deciding vote on eliminations when the other judges' votes are tied and it's been reported that this power will now transfer to Craig.

Meanwhile, pro dancer Anton - who has been a part of Strictly since series one - has been tipped to become a judge.

"Craig is the obvious choice for the head judge job in many respects," a source said this weekend. "He’s been there from the beginning and is part of the fabric of the show."

They explained the Daily Mirror newspaper: “But there is a sticking point. They are wary of how the public would view Craig, because he is so different to Len, so they’re keen for Anton to be on the panel too.

“Having Anton next to Craig would make for great TV as they are bound to differ over scoring."

Strictly producers apparently see Anton as the "grannies’ favourite" and think he'll make for a good replacement for Len.

For now, next year's show is a long way off with the brand new series beginning next month on BBC One on September 3.

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