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Len Goodman

Leonard Gordon "Len" Goodman (born 25 April 1944) is a British professional ballroom dancer, dance judge, and coach. He is a leading personality on television dance programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars and runs a ballroom dance school in Dartford, Kent. Goodman was born in Bethnal Green, the son of Louisa (née Eldridge) and Len Goodman, an electrician. One of his maternal great-great-grandfathers was a Polish immigrant. Goodman moved to Blackfen near Welling (then in Kent) when he was six years old and attended Westwood Secondary Modern School where he was a member of the cricket team. He started dancing at the age of 19 after a short time as an apprentice welder (for Harland and Wolff in Woolwich). He tried dancing only in an attempt to recover from a foot injury sustained while playing football. He turned professional, won various competitions, and retired from dancing after winning the British Championships at Blackpool in his late twenties. He is a recipient of the Carl Alan Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to dance. In 2006 and 2007, he was nominated for the Emmy Award in the Outstanding Reality/Competition Program category. As

'DWTS' Len Goodman -- The Ol' One-Cheek Sneak

'DWTS' Len Goodman -- The Ol' One-Cheek Sneak

"Dancing with the Stars" judge Len Goodman dealt us his new word of the week last night at LAX, and it really stinks -- especially at cruising altitude. Welcome to the other Mile High Club! Check… READ MORE >