Len Goodman lands first TV gig after quitting Strictly

Tasha Hegarty
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From Digital Spy

Len Goodman has landed his first post-Strictly Come Dancing TV gig and there's not a sequin in sight.

He'll be hosting a new BBC One family show called Partners in Rhyme, which will see contestants team up with celebrities to play a series of comedy rounds based on rhyming clues.

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The former Strictly head judge said: "It's time to rhyme with a whizz of a quiz. It's a ten from Len!"

The idea came from Matt Edmondson, who gave a preview of some of the rhymes we can expect to hear.

He said in a press release: "I'm ridiculously excited about bringing Partners in Rhyme to BBC One.

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"It's the sort of show that I hope will have families screaming at the TV as they try and make sense of pigs in wigs, flowers with superpowers and Lorraine Kelly making jelly!"

He also took to Twitter to let everyone know how pumped he is about his new series.

"Excited to be working with Panda TV on Partners in Rhyme. Moira, Ed and the team have totally brought the idea to life."

On the Strictly side of things, there's still been no announcement on who will take over the head judge's spot now that Len has left.

Anton du Beke has been frontrunner for ages, with many people backing him to take over the role.

However, pro Kevin Clifton reckons Karen Hardy has a shot at the job - and Brendan Cole recknos he himself would be a pretty good choice.

We'll just have to wait and see what happens with that one.

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