Len Goodman wants Simon Cowell on Strictly

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 January 2012
Arlene Phillips and Len Goodman

Len Goodman and Arlene Phillips

Len Goodman wants Simon Cowell to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing', but he is convinced the music mogul "can't dance"

Len Goodman wants Simon Cowell to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 67-year-old star is keen for the 'X Factor' boss - who poached former 'Strictly' judge Alesha Dixon for the panel of rival show 'Britain's Got Talent' - to appear on the BBC One show, but he is convinced the music mogul "can't dance".

Len exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I would love Simon Cowell to come on the show. And if he did, I promise I would go on 'The X Factor' and do a bit of singing. It would be a good idea, wouldn't it?

"I've got a feeling that he can't dance and I know for sure that I can't sing. It would be good fun, though."

Although 'Strictly Come Dancing' narrowly missed out on a National Television Award last week, Len insists it doesn't matter because the 2011 series was the "best ever" and beat its ITV1 rival 'The X Factor' in terms of viewing figures.

Speaking as he launched the Your Personal Best campaign with GlaxoSmithKline and NHS London, Len added: "It was the most marvellous series. It was the best ever - a wonderful group of celebrities and a fantastic year for ratings. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

"I think younger people are more likely to vote than the traditional 'Strictly' viewers. But the award is just an award and the bottom line for me is that 'Strictly' this year was fantastic and there were more people watching 'Strictly' than 'The X Factor'."

TV personalities Len Goodman and Arlene Phillips launch Your Personal Best, a national campaign developed and funded by GlaxoSmithKline, in association with NHS London to inspire people over 55 with long term health conditions to be more active. Visit www.yourpersonalbestcampaign.co.uk for more information.

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