Len Goodman awarded his well-known “seven-ven!” scores 346 occasions in “Strictly Come Dancing”.
The beloved ballroom knowledgeable died on Saturday (22.04.23) aged 78 in hospice care in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, surrounded by his household after a battle with bone most cancers and his dying c it was a stream of tributes from his co-stars and Bruno Tonioli’s colleagues describe him as a “excellent 10”.
Len grew to become well-known on the BBC present for his catchphrases on the judging panel, and it is now been revealed what number of occasions he is handed out his signature paddle rating.
Information-driven specialists Whetstone Communications (Whetstonecomms.com) dug into the info to inform the statistical story of Len’s time behind the famed desk, and surprisingly seven wasn’t the factors he handed out essentially the most.
Utilizing publicly out there information from the StrictlyDB database, Whetstone’s crew analyzed information from 2,500 dances to disclose some new details about Len’s legendary time on “Strictly.”
Though he awarded 346 sevens, his favourite rating to offer to celebrities and their skilled companions was an eight which he awarded on 391 events.
He handed out a 9 334 occasions and was a “10 from Len” on 158 events, peaking in season 12 when he has awarded a complete of twenty-two quantity 10s. Rachel Stevens and Ore Oduba have hit essentially the most 10s from Len that he obtained seven every in Collection 6 and Collection 14 respectively.
Different stats reveal that Len judged 1,570 dances in 14 collection, and his common profession “Strictly” rating was 8 (7.67).
Len’s lowest rating ever was a 3 and solely as soon as, to Quentin Wilson dancing a Cha Cha Cha to “Pink Cadillac” in Collection 2.
His “greatest” professional for the heavyweights was Kevin Clifton, who obtained a high 20, adopted by Pasha Kovalev who obtained a ten on 16 events.
Of all of the dances he scored a ten or 9, songs by crooners Frank Sinatra (16) and Nat King Cole (8) had been the most typical (492 dances in complete).
Dances to Beyonce’s “Loopy in Love” acquired 10s on three events from Len, twice in collection 5, as soon as in collection 10 and likewise a 9 from Len.
Routines for the swing tune “Sing, Sing, Sing” – made well-known by Benny Goodman – acquired 9s or 10s from Len on six events in three seasons; Collection 2, 9 and seven.
Charleston and Argentine tango look like her favourite dance types, each getting 10 on 16 events.
Len’s final dance as a decide was on December 17, 2016, when he awarded Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse a ten as a part of an ideal rating of 40.
Whetstone founder Alex Waddington stated: “‘Strictly’ is a Saturday night time fixture at my home; it appeared becoming to dig into the info and inform the total story of Len’s time as a a lot cherished and admired decide.”
Len was one of many unique judges when ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ launched in 2004, a revamp of the long-running BBC collection ‘Come Dancing’.
She sat on the judging panel till 2016, when she left after combating the journey schedule between the UK and the US for her function as a decide on ‘Dancing with the Stars’.
Rating of Strictly Come Dancing by Len Goodman:
10 – 158 occasions
9 – 334 occasions
8 – 391 occasions
7 – 346 occasions
6 – 219 occasions
5 – 107 occasions
4 – 14 occasions
3 – 1 occasions
2 – 0 occasions