A judge who has been a big part of “Dancing with the Stars” is departing the ABC competition series. People magazine confirms that Len Goodman will not be a part of the judging panel for season 21.
Goodman announced back in December that he wouldn’t be returning, but fans had been holding out hope that he might change his mind, the report notes.
The show’s executive producer Rob Wade told the publication: “Len will not be returning as a judge this season on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ due to his schedule as a judge on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the U.K. and the birth of his new grandson. He still might be involved in the season at some capacity, but we will have to wait and see.”