The heartbroken stars of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ remembered Len Goodman as a ‘good 10’.
The ‘strictly’ former choose handed away on Saturday (22.04.23) in a hospice in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, surrounded by his household after a battle with bone most cancers and now his associates and former colleagues have taken to social media media to pay tribute to the dancer turned TV star with Len being described as “type and lovable” and a “actual character”.
In a Twitter put up, fellow choose Craig Revel Horwood wrote: “Simply woke as much as the unhappy information that my fantastic colleague and pricey good friend Len Goodman has handed away.
“My coronary heart and love goes out to his beautiful (spouse) Sue and household. Len Goody Goodman is what I’ve all the time referred to as him and ‘It is a 10 from Len and seveeeeern’ will stay with me ceaselessly. RIP Len. “
Colleague Bruno Tonioli added: “Hart (sic) destroyed my pricey good friend and associate for 19 years the one and solely LEGEND of the ballroom #LenGoodman is useless I’ll treasure the reminiscences of our adventures… There can be no by no means anybody such as you all the time be my good 10.”
Skilled dancer Katya Jones wrote, “Extremely unhappy information! RIP Len Goodman. You’ll ceaselessly be treasured in our hearts. Our favourite. What a privilege it has been to be in your presence.”
Fellow dancer Graziano Di Prima commented, “So unhappy to listen to of Len Goodman passing. RIP LEGEND,” whereas Gionvanni Pernice tweeted, “RIP legend.”
Strict presenter Claudia Winkleman wrote, “I’m so unhappy for Len. He was one in all a form, a superb and sort man. Stuffed with sparkle, heat and wit. Sending all of the like to his household and associates.”
Len was additionally remembered by celeb contestants who confronted him as a choose and competed to earn one in all his scores of “seven!”
Russell Grant – who appeared on ‘Strictly’ in 2016 – tweeted: “The fantastic Len Goodman has handed away. He was so type and wonderful to me once I was on @bbcstrictly and we met on different reveals together with his BBC footage Glasgow.
“The phrase legend is overused, however Len and his ‘SEVEN’ have develop into a catchphrase all through the UK and USA. Fairly a personality.”
Dan Walker, who danced on the present in 2021, wrote: “So unhappy to listen to of Len Goodman passing. He was an unimaginable man, a unprecedented expertise.
“I beloved doing tv with him, playing around with him, enjoying golf with him and I will always remember the little ideas he despatched each week on ‘Strictly’. All my like to his household.”
Len was additionally remembered by BBC Chief Govt Tim Davie who mentioned: ‘Len Goodman was a beautiful, warmhearted entertainer, adored by thousands and thousands. He appealed to all ages and felt like a member of everybody’s household. Len was on the very coronary heart of the success of ‘Strictly.’ He can be dearly missed by audiences and his many family and friends.”
The information of Len’s demise was shared by his agent Jackie Gill, who mentioned in a press release: “It’s with nice disappointment to announce that Len Goodman handed away peacefully, aged 78.
“A a lot beloved husband, father and grandfather who can be dearly missed by household, associates and all who knew him.”
Different stars who’ve paid tributes to Len embody Piers Morgan, who tweeted: “Extra very unhappy information from showbiz… RIP Len Goodman, 78 – welder, dancer, choose and devoted cricket and West Ham fan.
“I used to be all the time laughing with Len and buying and selling some robust opinions. A quintessential Londoner and an awesome man.”
Lorraine Kelly referred to as Len a “terrific lad” in a poignant second on her present ‘Lorraine’ on Monday morning (24.04.23) after the information broke whereas he was on the air. She mentioned of the late star: ‘He was an awesome man, a extremely, actually good man, so that is very unhappy information this morning. So many individuals bear in mind them from ‘Strictly’ – in fact they do!
“All of our ideas are with everybody who loves him, together with all of his family and friends who beloved him.”