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British Sources Reporting Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Will Be Last Season For Len Goodman

So about a month ago, via the Daily Mail, we heard Len Goodman made a $3.3 Million (British pounds) deal to judge Dancing With The Stars Season 23. Not sure if it was true, but, now the Daily Mail is reporting Len won’t be returning to Strictly Come Dancing (the British version of Dancing With The Stars) after the 2016 season. The Huffington Post UK is also reporting this news as well as other British news sources.

The star’s decision to turn his back on the programme won’t come as too much of a surprise as he previously said he felt drained working on both shows and was struggling with the 11-hour commute.

There is as yet no word on who is being lined up to replace the TV favourite on the panel, but names including professional dancer Anton du Beke have been thrown into the mix in the past.

The news will come as a blow to fans following the departure of beloved presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth in 2014, amid fears the show was affecting his health.

Bruce, 88, has since been involved in the Strictly Children In Need and Christmas Specials and there is hope Len might do the same.

Strictly Come Dancing returns for its 14th series this autumn on BBC One.

July 13, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Has Len Goodman Landed a $3.3 Million Deal To Judge Dancing With The Stars Season 23?

Not sure how true this is, but, the Daily Mail is reporting Len Goodman has landed a $3.3million deal to return to Dancing With The Stars in the US. I like Len, but, I wonder what this means for Julianne Hough (if true)? I really wanted to see her return to the Judges table. I also have a hard time believing they’d pay him $3.3 Million. Read on and let us know what you think (if true).

Len Goodman has reportedly signed a £3.3M deal to return to Dancing With The Stars.

The 72-year-old judge will return to his position as head judge on the panel, with a brand new pay deal.

According to reports US executives enticed the star back to the show with an offer that was too good to turn down.

A friend told The Sun: ‘Len genuinely wanted to take a step back and enjoy a bit more free time. But he still has the energy of a man half his age so he thought why not. And the money is a bonus.’

MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Len Goodman for comment.

The Kent-born dancing pro has starred on Strictly Come Dancing’s American adaptation since it started on ABC in 2005, taking a quick break for season 21.

At the end of 2014 Len, who split his time between LA and London, told Digital Spy: ‘Next year, I’m not going to do the flying backwards and forwards.’

To read the full article, see Daily Mail.

June 27, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 22, Week 8 – Power Rankings

*shaking head* Still trying to reconcile the fact that Ginger is getting heaped with praise and given perfect scores, when her dances are about as exciting to me as watching paint dry/water boil/grass grow/British Parliamentary proceedings/etc. Yes, I know she’s a company gal; but I still don’t really understand what the benefit would be to DWTS to push her as hard as they have been. Are they changing narratives in the 11th hour, and gunning for a 2nd MBT for Val after all? Are they trying to keep the GMA casting pool fruitful for future seasons? Is this image rehab for Val the social media sociopath? Or was last night just part of the ruse – that maybe Ginger isn’t finale bound after all, and they were just giving her a nice send-off? My head spins trying to make sense of it. The grim reality is, though, that tonight’s tongue bath of Ginger may have dashed our hopes of a Nyle/Wanya/Paige finale – and we may see one of those three heading home in next week’s double elim instead of advancing to the finale, despite the fact that those 3 have been the most consistent and entertaining this season.  Buckle in, kids – next week is probably going to hurt.

I love how they touted the Judge’s Challenge (or whatever the hell they were calling it) as a “brand new dance” – bitch please, that was just a combo of the dance duels from season 18, the judge’s challenge from season 20, and the “America scores” fiasco from season 21. Three shitshows rolled into one, for your viewing pleasure.  The scores ended up being a complete cop-out, though, with each dance receiving the same score – and while I saw a lot of folks up in arms about it, I have to say I was a tad relieved; I don’t think any of the 3 dances really passed muster, and each had their own set of faults to contend with.  But giving them all the same score does two things: it makes the margins much closer, so it’s easier for someone at the bottom of the leaderboard (read: WANYA) to claw their way outta the bottom two; and it basically just throws it back to the fans…he or she with the most votes, advances, with slightly less power given to potentially skewed judges’ scores.  The judges’ dance didn’t really help anyone (except maybe Wanya, in a roundabout kinda way), but it also didn’t really hurt anyone, either. It’s pretty much all on the fans, at this point – the second dance just leveled the playing field a bit.

As for Jodie – she had a good run, and she went out on a high note; Keo probably grew more in this season than he has in all 3 of his previous seasons combined.  I’d call that a win for both, and for what it’s worth, Jodie actually seemed a tad relieved to be heading home.  I think she had wanted to do the show for quite some time, and unfortunately she got cast on a season where the competition was unusually fierce.  On a more “normal” season, I think she would have EASILY made the finale; but I think the pressure really got to her this season, both in terms of trying to do well and trying to emotionally support her partner.  And hey, it dovetailed nicely into her starting filming for season 2 of Fuller House today 🙂 And also for what it’s worth – I think Keo ended up being the right kind of partner for her.  I think she was too emotionally fragile to deal with a critic like Val or an Artem week after week, she was too tall for Sasha, and I can’t imagine anyone else partnering Paige than Mark.  It worked out, and hopefully Keo can come back next season as a more seasoned pro. Read more..

May 10, 2016 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Interviews With Marla Maples, Tony Dovolani, Paige VanZant, And Mark Ballas In Rehearsals

Extra interviewed Marla Maples, Tony Dovolani, Paige VanZant, and Mark Ballas in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Len Goodman comments at the end too on his favorite.

ETA: Here’s another rehearsal interview with Marla and Tony with US Weekly;

March 17, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Filling The Gaps Without Derek And Julianne Hough, Kim Fields To Dance On DWTS

Entertainment Tonight did a report on how Dancing With The Stars will fill in the gap without Derek and Julianne this season (do what you will, but, nothing will ever fill that gap imo. Please try and get them to do some pro numbers or Macy’s Stars of Dances atleast!). They also mention what’s next for Julianne and Derek. They also talk on some of the contestants and Len Goodman coming back. Check out the mention on Kim Fields and how she’s dancing too!

Another plan from the network is to add classic sitcom stars like The Facts of Life’s Kim Fields and Full House star Jodie Sweetin.

Read more..

March 3, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Two Part Strictly Come Dancing Finals Today – Pre-Show Teasers, Review The Show, Videos

What a season this has been for Strictly Come Dancing and it’s the FINALS!! For complete dance information for the remaining four couples, Mr A has listed them all in comments in the former SCD post and we’ve made our predictions. Note too that the show takes place in TWO PARTS today/tonight (depending on when you view it). Times are listed below (I hope I have them correct. If I don’t, let me know).

Finals Show 1st Part (85 minutes)
Saturday Dec. 12th
6:35 GMT, 1:35 ET, 12:35 CT, 11:35 MT, 10:35 PT

Finals Results Show 2nd Part (70 minutes)
9:00 GMT, 4:20 ET, 3:20 CT, 2:20 MT, 1:20 PT

Also, the Group number is looking amazing so far and it’s going to be a touching one too. Note how all the couples are returning for it…

And the cast is ready to party…

Here is Len, Bruno, and Darcy talking on the finals….

LOL! More teasers for the Finals here. Many many thanks to Andrea for all of her recordings this season!

As always, let us know on all of your thoughts in comments. Also, BE SURE TO VOTE right after the first show! Read more..

December 19, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

It’s The Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Finals – Videos, Rank The Dances, Review The Show

Wow! What a blast this first season of Strictly Come Dancing has been for me. I can’t thank Nathan, Andrea, and Donna more for encouraging me to watch. What’s more….after all their encouragements, it was announced Gleb Savchenko was hired as a Pro. Can you only imagine how this set me over the top? 😯 Then there is ALL of you who have helped, watched, and taken in the show with us to make it even that more fun. Andrea took time out of her busy schedule almost every day and helped to post videos. Mr A, Nathan, Cidra, M8, Vin, and Daniel helped with dance information and Clair helped with her screen caps. Even Heidi (who doesn’t watch the show) covered when I couldn’t be here. Seriously, I can’t thank you all enough. You have made these posts possible and have all helped me to pull through a hard time more than you can know. ((((THANK YOU))))) I know my Dad is smiling in heaven thanking you too…and dancing!

Scroll below for updates…

So, here we are about to take in the Strictly Come dancing Semi-Finals! This week, the couples will be dancing TWO DANCES! Mr A has listed them all in comments in the former SCD post. And get ready. The Group number is looking amazing so far….

More teasers for the show here.

As always, let us know on all of your thoughts of the dances in comments. Rank them if you like too. Lastly and more importantly, BE SURE TO VOTE right after the show!

Here are the times and some Live Streams (works the best with a PC).

Week 12 Show 1 (1 hour)
Saturday Dec. 12th
6:50 GMT, 1:50 ET, 12:50 CT, 11:50 MT, 10:50 PT

Week 12 Elimination Show (40 min)
Sunday Dec. 13th
7:20 GMT, 2:20 ET, 1:20 CT, 12:20 MT, 11:20 PT

Watch SCD 1 (works for UK and other International viewers)
Watch SCD 2 (works for US viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 3 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 4 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 5 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 6 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)

ETA: Wow. What a show! I’m freaking out for how close they all are. Well, except for Katie and Anton. More from me in comments with my rankings, etc. In the meantime and thanks to Andrea, below is Gleb and Anita’s Foxtrot.

Another video coming, Stay tuned.

ETA2: And here is Gleb and Anita’s salsa. What a show stopper!!

More dances at the official You Tube site.

ETA3: You can view some breathtaking HQ shots of the Semi-Finals here and here. They say it all on the night.

Entertainment Focus also listed their Top 5 favorite dances at this link. I don’t think I would have put Georgia and Giovanni’s Cha Cha at #2. Their V. Waltz was better imo. Yay for Gleb and Anita’s’s show stopping Salsa at #4. Though I would have put it higher. Though note also how Katie and Anton’s dances aren’t part of the top 5 which I agree with.

Also, Claire made some beautiful screencaps. Below is Gleb and Anita shining in all of their glory. Goodness! Thanks Claire! More coming soon here.

Wk 12 SF - Gleb and Anita

Thanks for all of your thoughts so far in comments. Here’s to the Results show later today. Let’s hope the right 4 go on….and in my opinion (and from yours too by the looks of it here and at twitter), that is Kellie and Kevin, Georgia and Giovanni, Anita and Gleb, and Jay and Aliona!!

ETA4: Well, I’m heartsick on the elimination of Gleb and Anita. They deserved to be in the finals before Anton and Katie. But, wow, let’s give it up to them. What a season they both can feel proud of. Not one time did they not challenge themselves and with such entertaining and show stopping dances. I’ll never forget not one of them. I am so proud of them both. Here is the dance off. Thanks to Andrea for recording. Love you, Gleb and Anita!!!

December 12, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Strictly Come Dancing Quarterfinals “Musicals” Week: Videos, Rank Dances, Review The Show

It’s the quarterfinals of Strictly Come Dancing! This week, the couples will be dancing to songs from big Musicals! Mr A has listed them all in comments in the former SCD post. Note that Anita and Gleb will perform an Argentine Tango to ‘Cell Block Tango’ from Chicago. If you know anything about Gleb, you know this dance is one of his finest. Let’s wish them the best as Gleb had an horrible allergic reaction this week and is on the mends with that too.

Also note there is also going to be TWO group performances this week. Below is a sneak peek…

As always, let us know on all of your thoughts of the dances in comments. Who did you like the best and who will be in the dance off and go home? Feel free to rank them if you like too. Lastly and mor e importantly, BE SURE TO VOTE right after the show!

Here are the times and some Live Streams (works the best with a PC).

Week 11 Show 1 (1 hour)
Saturday Dec. 5th
7:00 GMT, 2:00 ET, 1:00 CT, 12:00 MT, 11:00 PT

Week 11 Elimination Show (40 min)
Sunday Dec. 6th
7:20 GMT, 2:20 ET, 1:20 CT, 12:20 MT, 11:20 PT

Watch SCD 1 (works for UK and other International viewers)
Watch SCD 2 (works for US viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 3 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 4 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 5 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 6 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)

Stay tuned for video updates and meet you in comments with my thoughts and rankings! Thanks Everyone!! What a fun season this has been and a God send too!xx

ETA: What a fun opening number and just perfect for this week’s theme. Thanks to Andrea for recording…


151205 opening dance by RadyBear

ETA2: And here is Gleb and Abita’s dance. Be sure to see the rest at the official SCD You Tube soon. Rank and let us know what you think of all the dances in comments.

ETA3: Thanks for all of your awesome comments and rankings on the show yesterday! What did you all think of the Results show today? I was so sad to see Helen and Aljaz go. It doesn’t seem right. I know they had a rough dance yesterday. Even still they were one of the best couples. But, shewwwww… I’m so thankful Gleb and Anita made it. So, below is the Lion King number from today. Is this not amazing or what?!!

December 5, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Is Strictly Come Dancing Dropping Len Goodman? If You Don’t Want Him, We’ll Take Him!

Has Judge Len Goodman been axed from Strictly Come Dancing? I don’t know, but, The Mirror in the UK is reporting Len may be dropped from the judging panel to keep ratings high. WHA? Hey, SCD TPTB, if you don’t want Len, we’ll take him full time. If true (and I question this rumor being this is a tabloid source reporting it), this is age-ism at it’s finest. Let us know what you think…

Len Goodman may be dropped from the panel of Strictly Come Dancing , as producers plan ways to keep the show ahead of X Factor.

BBC bosses are responding to calls from fans who have questioned the relevance of the 71-year-old judge.

Len has presided over the panel since 2004 and also appeared on US version Dancing With The Stars for an impressive 20 seasons. He is due to return for the 22 season.

He recently tweeted: “Back on DWTS season 22. So nice people are welcoming me back. Be careful what you wish for.”

But now the veteran host may be told to waltz away from his UK job in an effort to continue beating X Factor in the ratings war.

One fan tweeted: “Remove sad old Len and replace with weekly guest judges like they do in the US version.”

While another simply asked: “What’s The Point Of Len Anymore?”

Len himself recently said who he would like to take over from him when the time comes.

“Anton would be perfect to take over from me if the time comes and I’m too dithery to carry on – or if they decide they’ve had enough of me,” he revealed.

Strictly have denied to comment on the latest claims.

I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Strictly Come Dancing Week 10 With Gleb Savchenko, Anita Rani, & More: Videos, Rank Dances, Review The Show

It’s Week 10 of Strictly Come Dancing! My how times flies when you are having fun, doesn’t it?!!! I’m sure going to miss Tristan and Jamelia and the fun and light they brought to the show every week.

So, this week, Anita and Gleb will perform a Rumba to ‘Read All About It’ by Emeli Sande. They teased on their Rumba in their new “It Take Two” appearance at the end of this video. I love how Anita is embracing it as a “woman”. She says it’s full of content from Gleb. They talk on him as a teacher too. Good stuff…

As for what everyone else is dancing, Mr A listed them all in the comments of the previous SCD post. The couples also have a Quickstep-a-thon! As always, let us know on all of your thoughts in comments. Who did you like the best and who will be in the dance off and go home? Feel free to rank them if you like too. Lastly and more importantly, BE SURE TO VOTE right after the show! Also, don’t miss the Elimination show on Sunday as Adam Lambert is performing and there will also be another pro number.

Here are the times and some Live Streams (works the best with a PC).

Week 10 Show 1
Saturday Nov. 18th
6:50 GMT, 1:50 ET, 12:50 CT, 11:50 MT, 10:50 PT

Week 10 Elimination Show
Sunday Nov. 29th
7:15 GMT, 2:15 ET, 1:15 CT, 12:15 MT, 11:15 PT

Watch SCD 1 (works for UK and other International viewers)
Watch SCD 2 (works for US viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 3 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 4 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 5 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 6 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)

Stay tuned for updates and meet you in comments with my thoughts and rankings! Thanks Everyone!!!xx

ETA: Sorry for my lateness. My life continues to be crazy right now with everything going on. Anyway, below are some videos from Strictly Come Dancing today!! I haven’t watched all the dances yet, but, will soon and join you in comments. Thanks to Andrea for her awesome recordings….

More at the Official site!! Be sure to let us know what you think if you haven’t yet!

ETA2: What a great results show. Adam Lambert and the pro numbers were just stunning. Thank goodness Gleb and Anita were called safe. Kellie & Kevin and Peter & Jeanette were in the dance off. Peter & Jeanette were eliminated. Did the right pair go home? I think so. Let us know your thoughts in comments. Videos on the night coming soon!!!

ETA3: And some videos from the Results show. THANKS ANDREA for all of your hard work!xx


pro dance 2 fun by RadyBear


pro dance 3 fun by RadyBear


interview snippet by RadyBear

November 28, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.