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Len Goodman's most memorable quotes as he prepares to step down from Strictly panel

Len Goodman

Strictly Come Dancing's head judge Len Goodman is preparing to waltz off the dance floor for the last time tomorrow. Here are some of his most memorable quotes from his 12 years on the show...

Strictly judge Len Goodman is preparing to take off his dancing shoes for the very last time after tomorrow's final.

The 72-year-old has been head judge since the BBC show started 12 years ago, and has become renowned for his witty comments to contestants.

Here are some of his best one-liners:

To Countryfile presenter Anita Rani and professional dancer Gleb Savchenko after their tango to Cell Block Tango – “It was like a cow pat on Countryfile. Hot and steamy.”

To Savchenko during a Ghost-themed American Smooth with Rani to Unchained Melody: “You flew across the floor like a rampant crab.”

Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko in Strictly

Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko in Strictly

To The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge on her foxtrot with professional partner Kevin Clifton – “You floated across that floor like butter on a crumpet.”


To EastEnders actress Kellie Bright after her salsa with Kevin Clifton – “There you were like two sizzling sausages on a BBQ … Your bum was bionic.”

To Bright and Clifton again after their samba to Boom! Shake The Room – “There are two things I don’t like in this world: babies crying and hip hop.”

Kellie Bright with Kevin Clifton on Strictly 2015

Kelly Bright and Kevin Clifton

To broadcaster Jeremy Vine and professional partner Karen Clifton on their jive to Splish Splash: “It was like watching a stork who had been struck by lightning.”

To former shadow chancellor Ed Balls after his tango with professional partner Katya Jones to (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction: “Ed Balls? You’re more like lottery balls, you never know what’s going to come out next.”

ed balls

Comparing Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse’s salsa to Vivir Mi Vida to his breakfast porridge, “it was tasty, satisfying with a little bit of oaty flavour”.

strictly come dancing, danny mac

Len Goodman's last ever Strictly Come Dancing is on tomorrow at 6:40pm on BBC1.

The BBC have not yet confirmed who will take Len's place on the Strictly panel next year.