Len Goodman and Will Young end feud

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 February 2017
Will Young

Will Young

Len Goodman and Will Young have ended their feud after they reportedly "shook hands and made up" with one another

Len Goodman and Will Young have reportedly ended their feud.

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' head judge snapped at the 38-year-old singer and told him to "turn up, keep up, and shut up" during his time on the BBC Latin and ballroom dance competition last year after he refused to take criticism on his Salsa.

Sources now claim Will - who quit the show the following week citing "personal reasons" - has put his differences aside and was spotted at the Manchester leg of 'Strictly Come Dancing Live!' where he "shook hands and made up" with the 72-year-old star.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Will decided to make a little visit down to the tour but didn't want to make too much of a fuss about it.

"He joined the cast back at The Lowry Hotel after the show and was spotted laughing and joking with Len by the lifts. They shook hands and made up."

Previously, Len - who stepped down from his role as head judge at the end of last year's series - spoke out about the comments he made to Will, saying he would have been less harsh if the 'Leave Right Now' hitmaker hadn't talked back to him.

He said: "I told him I would have liked to have seen a bit more Salsa content and he said 'well there was 24 bars of recognisable' and I said 'well I didn't see it'.

"I then said 'turn up, keep up and shut up'. I was going to say 'turn up, keep up and never give up' because I had that in my head as a line for some time which would have been nice.

"But because he went on like that and I had that little line in my head it ended up as it ended up."

And despite Will's sensational exit shortly after their spat, Len insisted that it wasn't his fault.

He said at the time: "It was unfortunate that he went the week I said to him he has to 'turn up, keep up and shut up'.

"But it wasn't said in a vicious way. I said there wasn't enough content which really isn't even a pop at him - it's a pop at the choreographer.

"I did ask other people if it was because of that he packed it in and I've been assured it wasn't."

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