Fact: Television judge Len Goodman has announced he will be stepping down from U.K. reality show Strictly Come Dancing once the 2016 series ends in December (16). Goodman, who has been with the show since it began in 2004, said, "Now that I’ve reached my 70s, I’ve decided after this year it’s time to hand the role of Head Judge to someone else." He also serves as Head Judge on the U.S. version Dancing with the Stars, but his appearance on future series has not been confirmed.
Fact: RIVERDANCE star Michael Flatley will replace Dancing With The Stars' British judge Len Goodman on the U.S. show next week (beg27Oct08). A scheduling conflict has forced Goodman to miss the hit talent show.