Strictlys Len Goodman casts doubt on BBCs same sex partners decision   Mirror Online

Strictlys Len Goodman casts doubt on BBCs same sex partners decision Mirror Online


Strictlys Len Goodman casts doubt on BBCs same sex partners decision Mirror Online The former Strictly Come Dancing judge cited andapos;tradition andapos; over the BBC andapos;s potential decision to allow same sex partners to compete on the show legend has had his say on the in the next series of the popular dancing show. The 75 year old was head judge for 12 years until 2016, and cited andapos;tradition andapos; as a reason not to be entirely on board with Strictly bosses andapos; attempts to bring the show into the modern age. I andapos;ve judged what they used to call pink competitions with ladies dancing together, and a load of guys, he said. They were of a very high standard, terrific dancing actually. Somehow whilst you were judging it, you didn andapos;t even notice. It wasn andapos;t that one of the men was dressed in a frock or anything, it was done in a very tasteful way. So if it andapos;s done in that way I think it would be OK. But that doesn andapos;t change the fact that I andapos;m an old traditionalist. Len explained that he has a very classic taste when it comes to dance. He continued: The thing is, it andapos;s so difficult to please everyone. What I andapos;m used to is traditional ballroom and Latin dancing. When I was judging on Strictly, if somebody did some outlandish movement I didn andapos;t like it. I like it as it was, but everything moves on. If they do it, there andapos;ll be people saying, andapos;I andapos;m not going to watch it any more. andapos; Despite his love of tradition, Len also has sympathy for the BBC andapos;s position. He elaborated: …if they don andapos;t do it, there andapos;ll be people saying, andapos;Well, you andapos;re homophobic. andapos; They can andapos;t win. It andapos;s not just dancing Len andapos;s keen on he loves a game of golf. He took part in the Tony Hadley Golf Classic for Action Medical Research for Children. He was asked at the event if he sympathised with older viewers who might be resistant to the new format. Yes, he bluntly replied, andapos;cos I andapos;m one of those older people myself. aired its first show on Saturday. With and returning to presenting duties, and return to the judges andapos; table alongside head judge and newcomer . asterisk Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday night on BBC1

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