Known for his charming personality and as the former Head Judge on the Strictly Come Dancing panel, Len Goodman is amongst some of the most popular after-dinner speakers on our roster. As a professional ballroom dancer and coach, he never fails to bring a dash of finesse and high-quality entertainment to every event he attends. As a natural performer, Len is also ideal for any event in need of a host. With a clear yet hilarious performance style, your night is in good hands with one of the most reliable presenters.
Goodman actually began his career as an apprentice welder for Harland and Wolff. It was when he turned 19 that his love for dancing first began and he began winning a variety of competitions. He won the Carl Alan Award before taking the British Championship trophy only in his late 20’s and then retired from professional dancing. Even since 2004 when Strictly Come Dancing first aired, Len Goodman was the head judge for the competitive dance reality show. He built up a reputation as the generous yet fair member of the panel by offering constructive and kind words to the celebrity contestants. In 2005, he was also invited to become the head judge of the America adaptation of the show, Dancing With The Stars.
Other TV programmes Len has been included in involve a three-part BBC documentary on The Titanic, Len Goodman’s Dance Band Days and Who Do You Think You Are. More recently, he has also begun hosting a show titled Holiday of My Lifetime where he takes contestants on a throwback trip to their childhood holiday destination. Also with a love for music, Len regularly presents on BBC Radio 2 and is the deputy for Paul O’Grady. He has also been part of the Radio 2 Pop Up 50’s station. A lively, charming and entertaining public figure, Len Goodman is an ideal event attendee for bringing a positive and light-hearted atmosphere to the room. Able to give dancing tips, create and lead conversations as a host or to simply provide some classic entertainment, Len Goodman is a sure bet for any corporate event or function.