Len Goodman back to his 'gorgeous self' after skin cancer operation
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 September 2020
Former 'Strictly Come Dancing' head judge Len Goodman is back to his "gorgeous self" following his skin cancer operation last month, and admitted it was "such a simple process"
Len Goodman is back to his "gorgeous self" after undergoing a skin cancer operation.
The 76-year-old professional dancer had surgery last month on his forehead after his doctor spotted a mole, but he is now back to normal and insisted it was "such a simple process".
Appearing on 'Good Morning Britain' on Monday (07.09.20), he said: "They make such a big deal about this. I have a tiny little mole on the side of my head, probably from being out and playing golf. It was such a simple process. The doctor put a few injections around it, thawed it out, and I'm back to my gorgeous self."
Len was seen wearing a bandage while playing a round of golf last month, and now he is urging others to take care when they are out in the sun.
He added: "It is a serious matter, and I'm not trying to make light out of it. It is so important that we do keep covered up. I used to wear a baseball cap. Now I wear a straw hat that fully covers the forehead and so on. I put a lot of Factor 50 on my face when I play golf. So fingers crossed, everything's gonna be gorgeous."
The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' head judge has provided this year's contestants with some strong advice ahead of the new series of the BBC Latin and ballroom dance competition.
He said: "It's a bit like going to the dentist when the dentist is about to attack your face.
"They say, 'Just relax'. That's the last thing you want to do when they're coming at you with a needle. To say just relax is not really productive.
"What you've got to do is, obviously, enjoy it. Learn the routine as quickly as you can and get it in your head. Then start working on the character, because each dance has a certain character. Whether it's a Cha Cha Cha, which is fun and cheeky, or a tango, which is aggressive and stern. Whatever happens, it's an experience you will never forget."
What's more, Len and Kara Tointon are heading up this year's Remember A Charity Week, an annual awareness week which aims to encourage people to leave a gift to their favourite charity in their Will after looking after friends and family first.
He said: "This is my third year supporting Remember A Charity Week and I've had the chance to meet some of the fantastic people working hard for charitable causes."
Kara added: "Becoming a mum made me think about my own Will, and the importance of passing on something wonderful to the next generation.
"Once your family and friends are taken care of, it's a simple and easy thing to do. No matter how big or small, every amount can make a big difference."
Remember A Charity in Your Will Week takes place this week, September 7th-13th.