Len Goodman to Leave 'Dancing with the Stars'

by CBS News 3:56 PM PST, December 08, 2014
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Len Goodman will soon hang up his dancing shoes.

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The longtime Dancing with the Stars judge expects to step down from his post on the ABC series.

"Next year, I'm not going to do the flying backwards and forwards--I'm not going to do the American show...I've got to have a bit of time off," Goodman said while doing press in the U.K. for Strictly Come Dancing via E! News.

"Dancing with the Stars -- next year is their 10th year, it's the 20th series of the show. So I think that's a nice place to stop," he added.

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Goodman, 70, has served as judge on the series since it launched in 2005 -- along with Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Julianne Hough, who competed on the show, joined the panel this year.

Goodman, a professional ballroom dancer, has also been a judge on the U.K. series Strictly Come Dancing since 2004.

Season 19 of DWTS wrapped last month with Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson winning the mirrorball trophy.