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'Strictly Come Dancing' Reveals Len Goodman's Successor As Head Judge


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After months of speculation, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has at least revealed who is to replace Len Goodman as the panel’s head judge – and they’ve picked from the world of dance rather than from the world of celebrity.

Shirley Ballas, a former champion ballroom dancer who is nicknamed ‘The Queen of Latin’, is not exactly a household name, but it is she who is to step in when ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ returns later this year. A respected figure in the dance industry as a coach and as a judge, Ballas retired from dancing competitively in 1996.

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Karen Clifton and Ore Oduba at the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour Photocall held at Birmingham Genting Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th January 2017

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Karen Clifton and Ore Oduba

'Strictly Come Dancing's' Anton Du Beke Expecting Twins


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'Strictly Come Dancing' professional Anton Du Beke has announced he’s expecting twins with girlfriend Hannah Summers, after years of trying to conceive.

The 50-year-old star of the BBC One dancing competition has been dating Summers, the head of a telecommunications firm, for six years.

Anton Du BekeAnton Du Beke is expecting twins with long time girlfriend Hannah Summers

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Former 'Strictly' Star Ben Cohen Left "Devastated" After Sex Tape Leak


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Former England rugby international and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Ben Cohen has been left “devastated” after a private two-minute sex tape was leaked online.

The footage, which was apparently when the 38 year old was single, was stolen and published without his knowledge this week. Still images have been shared via social media and Cohen, who has since settled down with current girlfriend Kristina Rihanoff – whom he met on ‘Strictly’ in 2013 – and has had a baby daughter with her, is said to be mortified.

Ben Cohen Kristina RihanoffBen Cohen with current girlfriend Kristina Rihanoff in March

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Claudia Winkleman, Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly at the 'Strictly Come Dancing' launch held at Elstree Studios, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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Laura Whitmore arrives for 'Strictly Come Dancing' rehearsals with her dance partner Giovanni Pernice - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 19th October 2016

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Laura Whitmore and Giovanni Pernice

Will Young Has Sensationally Quit Strictly Come Dancing


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Will Young has sensationally quit BBC’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing and the producers have revealed he will not be replaced - despite fans calling for the reinstatement of last week’s loser Tameka Empson.

Will YoungWill Young will not be appearing in Strictly Come Dancing any more

The 37-year-old singer announced he had quit the show because of "personal reasons" but has not elaborated on what those reasons are.

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Daisy Lowe on her way to rehearsals for 'Strictly Come Dancing' in primrose hill, London, United Kingdom - Thursday 6th October 2016

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BBC Drops Hint At Len Goodman's Replacement On 'Strictly Come Dancing'


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The BBC has dropped a significant hint as to who might be the eventual replacement on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ for Len Goodman, who is quitting the show at the end of the current series.

46 year old Karen Hardy, a former professional dancer on ‘Strictly’ until 2009, has been selected to be a judge on the panel for the show’s live tour early in 2017. This will reportedly act as a kind of trial for the permanent role for the 15th series this time next year.

Karen HardyKaren Hardy pictured in 2012

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Craig Revel Horwood Knows The Real Reason Len Goodman Is Quitting 'Strictly'


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Craig Revel Horwood has revealed the real reason why Len Goodman has announced he’ll be stepping down from the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judging panel at the end of the year – because he no longer has the energy for all the travelling he does.

72 year old Goodman combines his head judge role on BBC One’s Saturday night favourite, which returns next weekend (September 3rd), with a judging position on America’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – and the international travel it involves is getting too much for him.

Len GoodmanLen Goodman is stepping down from his 'Strictly' role after this series

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Laura Whitmore Will Join Ed Balls And Will Young On 'Strictly Come Dancing'


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TV presenter Laura Whitmore is the first female celebrity confirmed for the line-up of this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, which returns next month. Whitmore will join singer Will Young and former shadow chancellor Ed Balls, who were announced earlier this week, to compete for the Glitterball Trophy.

Laura WhitmoreLaura Whitmore will compete in this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

Confirming the news on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio One Breakfast Show this morning, Whitmore said: "I've always known I've wanted to do it. Even as a kid, my mum was like, 'One day, you'll do Strictly'. It's what she always wanted me to do it!

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Alesha Dixon Rules Out 'Strictly Come Dancing' Return After Len Goodman's Departure


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Former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Alesha Dixon has ruled out retuning to the show, after head judge Len Goodman leaves next year. Dixon, a former Mirrorball trophy winner, joined the ‘Strictly’ judging panel in 2009 before leaving the show for 'Britain's Got Talent’.

Alesha DixonAlesha Dixon has ruled out a return to ‘Strictly’.

Speaking at the AOL Build UK event on Friday, Dixon said: “No I'm certainly not going back. For me it's about moving forward and actually I'm really sad that Len is leaving but I totally understand. I had a great catch up with Bruno Tonioli recently and it's a massive deal because he's been there from the start.”

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Giovanni Pernice , Georgia May Foote - Loved-up Strictly Come Dancing stars Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice are seen smiling while heading to the shops before heading to the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. at Birmingham, Strictly Come Dancing, Barclaycard Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Saturday 23rd January 2016

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Giovanni Pernice and Georgia May Foote
Giovanni Pernice and Georgia May Foote
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Giovanni Pernice and Georgia May Foote

Zoe Ball Pictured Kissing 22 Year Old Boyband Singer At 'Strictly' Xmas Party


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Drunken shenanigans at the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ production wrap party in London’s Soho this week, as married presenter Zoe Ball was snapped locking lips with a boyband member half her age on the dancefloor.

45 year old Zoe, who presents the BBC2 spin-off show ‘It Takes Two’, has been married to DJ Norman Cook (who of course goes by the stage name Fatboy Slim) for 16 years, and has two children with him – 15 year old Woody and five year old Nelly.

Zoe BallZoe Ball was pictured kissing a guy 23 years younger than her at the 'It Takes Two' Christmas party

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Is Len Goodman Facing The Axe From 'Strictly Come Dancing'?


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Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Len Goodman is reportedly facing the axe from the BBC series, in a bit to shake up the show and keep ratings high. Recently fans have been questioning the relevance of the 71-year-old judge, who also appears on the panel of US spin-off ‘Dancing With The Stars’.

Len GoodmanCould Len Goodman soon be leaving the ’Strictly’ judging panel?

The Daily Star reports that producers may drop Goodman from the judging panel as part of plans to keep the show ahead of 'The X-Factor'. BBC bosses are responding to calls from fans who have been criticising the judge during the show’s most recent series.

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