Strictly Come Dancing: Len Goodman says he'll never quit!

Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman has pledged his loyalty to the show, saying he'll continue as a judge until the BBC fire him!

The 67-year-old, who is also a judge on US show Dancing With The Stars, said he wouldn't be following Alesha Dixon and quitting the show anytime soon.

"I'm going to keep pressing on with it until they get fed up with me," he said.

Len also dismissed reports that he and fellow Strictly judges Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli were wanting more cash this year after the BBC paid fees of up to £500,000 for the new coaches on The Voice.

"I'm quite happy with what I get paid, but if they give me more I'm not going to say no to it," Len explained.

He continued: "The BBC were wonderful - they didn't know who I was really, I'm just a dance teacher.

"They gave me an opportunity to do Strictly Come Dancing which was a life-changing event really, and I think that they deserve my loyalty, and my loyalty is what they will get.

"I have no intention of stopping or slowing down. I'm in a position where I could do that, but once I stop I know what would happen, I'd be sitting indoors on a Saturday night watching Strictly Come Dancing and I'd be thinking 'that's a bloody stupid thing to say' and thinking 'I wish I'd kept going'."

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One in the autumn.

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