Len Goodman Strictly unsure

Len Goodman has admitted his future as head judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing' is uncertain

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Len Goodman

Len Goodman is unsure he has a future on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The show's head judge - who has been on the panel since the programme's inception in 2004 - admits he has still not received his contract for the new series and knows he can't take anything for granted following a recent shake-up of the professional dancers.

He said: "They have had a bit of a chop and a change, I have heard, but, if it is my turn, well, so be it. I am waiting for the contract to come through.

"Of course, I would love to do it. The BBC usually get in touch around this sort of time. They haven't been in communication with me yet, so I am still waiting."

Last week, producers told five professional stars - including Brian Fortuna, Matt Cutler, Ian Waite, Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova - they would not be dancing with celebrity partners and would instead be given parts in a dance ensemble.

Len admitted he is unsure how fans will accept the change to the format.

He added to the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "The real fans get to know the professionals almost as well as they know the celebrities, so it will be a bit of a shock to the system."

A spokesperson for the BBC said they were unable to confirm if Len will be invited back to the show.

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