Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman dies aged 78

Strictly Come Dancing legend Led Goodman has died aged 78 from bone cancer.

The late star had been residing in a hospice in Tunbridge Wells in Kent before passing away on Saturday.

A statement from his agent today said: “It is with great sadness to announce that Len Goodman has passed away peacefully, aged 78.

“A much loved husband, father and grandfather who will be sorely missed by family, friends and all who knew him.”

Buckingham Palace said the Queen Consort was saddened to learn of Len Goodman’s death. “Her Majesty was saddened to hear the news,” a spokesperson said earlier today

Tributes have been pouring in for Led amid the sad news this morning, with Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman tweeting: “I’m so sad about Len. He was one of a kind, a brilliant and kind man. Full of twinkle, warmth and wit. Sending all love to his family and friends. X.”

Craig Revel Norwood, who sat on the Strictly judging panel alongside Len for many years, tweeted: “I’ve just woken up to the sad news that my gorgeous colleague and dear friend Len Goodman has passed away.

“My heart and love go out to his lovely Sue and family. Len Goody Goodman is what I always called him and “It’s a ten from Len & seveeeeern”will live with me forever. RIP Len.”


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