Len Goodman is back for Dancing with the Stars

Tasha Hegarty
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From Digital Spy

Strictly Come Dancing might have lost head judge Len Goodman, but Dancing with the Stars has got him for another season at least.

It has been confirmed that Len will be back on the judging panel alongside Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba, but Julianne Hough won't be returning when the series returns later this month.

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"We are thrilled to have Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann back in the ballroom and look forward to welcoming guest judges wherever possible," a DWTS rep told People.

Strictly returned to our screens last weekend for the big launch where all the celebs were paired up with their professional partners and literally everyone watched it.

The show paid a beautiful tribute to the legend that was Sir Bruce Forsyth with a short film about the host before a stunning dance performance.

Though we'll no doubt miss Len, new head judge Shirley Ballas has stepped straight into his spot and everyone loves her already, especially Len.

"I've judged her at thousands of competitions and I taught her and her husband Corky, and there's no-one who knows their ballroom and Latin like her," he recently said.

"Fantastic, wonderful dancer, far better than I ever was."

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday, September 23 on BBC One at 6.25pm and Dancing with the Stars kicks off on Monday September 18 on ABC.

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