Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Len Goodman's replacement REVEALED?

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Len Goodman's replacement on Strictly Come Dancing 2016 could be Aussie dancer Helen Richey.

Helen has been a judge on the Australian version of Strictly - called Dancing With The Stars - down under for over a decade.

"Helen is known across the dancing world and highly respected," a source revealed to The Sun newspaper previously. "She’s been a judge in Australia for 12 years so is used to the cameras and has a similar calm temperament to Len"

Current Strictly judge Darcey Bussell seemed to confirm the news in a chat to The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Friday.

She said: "Len has already said that he's already given some ideas of who he believes should take his place, and those are the experts in the field."

Darcey added: "So the Australian show, Dancing with the Stars, has just finished, and he said there's the perfect woman there...

"She's an old-time Strictly judge, and knows the knowledge. She's been a judge in the field for years."

Whether or not Helen will join the panel of course remains to be seen, along with who - if anyone - will takeover Len's role as head judge.

Darcey said: "A head judge has to be immersed in that field and know more than any of us do, and Len was one of those.

"Because we are all from different fields of dance – we are not the Bible on Strictly."

A spokesperson for the BBC said: "Conversations for the 2017 series of Strictly haven't begun yet so it's far too early to speculate about Len's replacement.

"We are focusing on making his last series the best yet."

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