Dancing With The Stars News: Head Judge Len Goodman To Exit Series After Season 21


So that’s why Julianne Hough was introduced as the new Dancing With The Stars judge.

Much to the delight of Mark Ballas, it appears Len Goodman’s next season of Dancing With The Stars will be his last.

Len Goodman spoke to the media over the weekend and confirmed that he will no longer be behind the desk after the show’s upcoming springtime season — and E News! has since confirmed the exit (though ABC and producers have yet to officially comment).

“Next year, I’m not going to do the flying backwards and forwards [from England to the United States] – I’m not going to do the American show,” the Brit told reporters. With a wife and son, as well as a hospitalized mother, across the pond, “I just need a bit of time off to get on with a normal life.”

It appears this was the reason Julianne Hough was added to the panel on this past season.