'DWTS' Season 31 Semifinals: Len Goodman is RETIRING, heartbroken fans call him a 'living legend'

'It has been a huge pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful show,' said Len Goodman

'DWTS' Season 31 Semifinals: Len Goodman is RETIRING, heartbroken fans call him a 'living legend'
'DWTS' Season 31 panelist Len Goodman announces retirement from Disney+'s dancing show (Disney+)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 31 semifinals episode is bringing some shocking as well as exciting news to the screen. Firstly, Witney Carson announced that she is expecting a second baby. Now, the panelist Len Goodman announces his official retirement from the show.

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Len announced in Monday's night episode, "This would be my last season." He further claimed that fans are eagerly looking forward to the finale episode. But there will be a touch of sadness in the finale episode as he is officially retiring from judging 'Dancing with the Stars.' Keep reading to know the reason for his retirement and what are his plans after the show.

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Len Goodman announces retirement from 'DWTS'

Len has been with the show ever since it started in 2005. He says, "It has been a huge pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful show." He further claimed the reason for his retirement to be his wants for spending more time with family and grandchildren. He said, "I would like to spend more time with my grandchildren and family that are in Britain." The 'DWTS' panelist further thanked Disney+ and the show for making him a part of the show. After Len's announcement, the room filled with the live audience gave Len a standing ovation and the fellow panelists hugged the star with tears in their eyes. 

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It seems that 'DWTS' fans are going to miss Len a lot. A fan wrote in shock, "Omg now Len’s announcement (with a crying emoji)" Another tweeted, "The fact that we lost Tom and Erin and now the living LEGEND LEN GOODMAN! Everyone else looks as sad as I am (a broken heart)" Another broken fan wrote, "Len is leaving." Furthermore, a fan claimed, "I'm in shock and in tears with Len's Retirement speech. Season 31 is Len's final season as a judge :(" 

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Moreover, a fan claimed Len to be one of the most iconic judges of all time. "Len Goodman is officially retiring as a #DancingWithTheStars judge after this season! He will always be one of the most iconic #DancingWithTheStars judges ever! He’s leaving behind a legendary legacy & im gonna miss him very much! I hope he has a great retirement with his family!" tweeted the fan. Another disheartened fan wrote, "Crying. I’m going to miss Len so much it won’t be the same without him." "@GrumpyLGoodman is retiring at the end of the season! He’s heading back to the UK to spend time with family," wrote another 'DWTS' fanatic.

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'Dancing with the Stars' Season 31 final will air on November 21, 2022 at 8 pm ET on Disney+.

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