Len Goodman: Strictly's too easy to retire

'Strictly Come Dancing' judge Len Goodman doesn't know where rumours he is planing to retire are coming from and insists he has no intention to leave the BBC One series

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Len Goodman has no intention of quitting 'Strictly Come Dancing' - because it's "such an easy gig".

The 70-year-old judge has been bemused by rumours he is going to retire from the BBC One ballroom competition, insisting he is very happy sitting on the panel.

Instead, he thinks it will be the BBC that will decide when his time on the show is up, as he insists he'll stay for as long as he can because it's such a fun job.

Discussing the retirement rumours on 'This Morning' today (20.11.14), he said: "I don't know where that keeps cropping up from - I guess it's because I'm getting on a bit and they think, 'He can't keep going and going.' I guess I can't keep going and going, but I think it'll probably be the BBC saying, 'Len, I think it's time,' eventually or whenever. But no, (I'm not retiring) I love that show. 'Strictly' is fantastic and I love it. So as long as I can keep going, I will."

He added: "And it's such an easy gig! A car picks you up and takes you to the studio, you sit there for a couple of hours saying, 'Keep your head up.' And then a car takes you home and then they pay you! So when you think I did about 10 years on the docks, this is the most wonderful job."

Len thinks the current series of 'Strictly' is the best yet because the standard of the celebrities' dancing is so high.

He said: "This is the best series ever."

Discussing last week's first show from Blackpool, he added: "It was a brilliant show I thought. I was knocking the 10 scores out one after the other! It was a 10 from Len."

Among the contestants still competing for this year's Glitterball Trophy are Pixie Lott, Jake Wood, Frankie Bridge, Caroline Flack, Simon Webbe and Mark Wright.

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