Question: Could you please tell me why Len Goodman from “Dancing With the Stars” is no longer a judge on the show?
Goodman announced in December 2014 that he would end his involvement in the American dance competition after the spring 2015 run. He was tired of commuting between the U.S. and England, where he’s a judge on “Strictly Come Dancing,” the show that “DWTS” is based on.
Overseas, he said — according to Digital Spy — “I’ve got my wife, I’ve got my son, my mother is still alive and she’s in hospital — I’ve had virtually no time to go and visit her. So, I just need a bit of time off to get on with a normal life. And it was either ‘Strictly’ went or the American one went.”
“DWTS” seemed fully prepared for Goodman’s departure, bringing in Julianne Hough as a judge before he left.