Len Goodman Shares Special Message on 'DWTS' Finale: He's Coming Back!

by Zach Seemayer 11:42 PM PST, November 24, 2015
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The exciting season 21 finale of Dancing With the Stars saw the return of a lot of familiar faces -- but nobody was more welcome than Len Goodman.

The longtime DWTS judge, who was not on the show this season, appeared in a pre-recorded holiday message for the contestants and pros, which revealed that viewers are going to be seeing a lot more of him next season!

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"Greetings, everyone. Len Goodman here. Now, I've been watching the show from the U.K., and I must say everyone has been doing a fantastic job," Goodman said, before addressing the DWTS pros specifically. "Listen up: Len is coming back next season, and I don't want any of your nonsense!"

Goodman decided not to serve as a judge this season due to a scheduling conflict with the British TV series, Strictly Come Dancing, where he also serves as a judge.

It's unclear if the judges' panel will undergo any additional changes in the upcoming season, or if Goodman will simply join current judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli.

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Season 22 of Dancing With the Stars kicks off in March 2016.

Are you excited for Goodman's return?

Here's a look at DWTS' epic season 21 finale, and the exciting moment when Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough won the coveted mirror ball trophy.