Darcey Bussell to quit Strictly Come Dancing with Len Goodman

Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell has confessed she would consider stepping down from her role on 'Strictly Come Dancing' if head judge Len Goodman decided to retire.

Darcey Bussell would quit 'Strictly Come Dancing' if Len Goodman retired.

The 45-year-old former ballerina - who joined the judging panel in 2012 - has learned a lot from the contest's 70-year-old head panellist and can't imagine a show without him.

She said: "Len is as iconic as Sir Bruce Forsyth was so it's very hard to imagine not having him there.

"Especially for me because I just love the technical things he says and I'm learning so much from his life as a ballroom dancer.

"I don't think Len will go anytime soon. If he goes I might go."

Darcey also admitted she regularly feels "stupid" when she thinks notoriously-harsh judge Craig Revel Horwood is about to give contestants a good score.

She told OK! magazine: "I always think he's going to be nicer than he is and I feel like the most stupid person ever because I'm so shocked.

"He's been much more positive with his criticism and then he brings out a hideous score and I go, 'Hang on a minute, were we watching the same performance?' He says, 'Darce, I will not give a 10 this season.' Rubbish."

Darcey, Len and Craig are also joined on the panel by Bruno Tonioli.


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