Strictly Come Dancing: Will Anton Du Beke replace Len Goodman?

by Emily H

Strictly Come Dancing may have already lined up a replacement for Len Goodman after he revealed that he would be quitting the show last year.

According to reports, it’s thought that the remaining panel of judges, including Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood, more than likely won’t be bumped up to head judge and instead the BBC may bring in a very familiar face.

It’s thought that Strictly veteran Anton Du Beke may be joining the judging panel as head judge when the popular BBC One dancing show returns to our screens in September, and could go straight to the head of the table.

“Everyone loves Anton and he has been one of the favourites for the job because of his seniority and for being on the show since it started,” a source told The Sun of Du Beke’s potential new Strictly gig.

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“[Anton would] be like a younger Len,” continued the Strictly Come Dancing insider, adding that “the transition would be a smooth one” if Anton seamlessly slipped into Len’s head judge seat when the dancing show returns.

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“They’ve obviously not ruled out other people but it’s a good sign for Anton,” continued the newspaper’s insider.

The BBC are yet to comment on the rumours, though The Sun then went on to claim that Anton is allegedly in the running to go for a “screen test” to see how he would perform as the head judge, which could mean an announcement may be coming sooner rather than later if all goes well.

See Anton Du Beke in action on the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom in a clip from the BBC One show below;

Who do you think should take over from Len Goodman on the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel when the show returns later this year? Is Anton Du Beke a good pick? Tell us your thoughts on the possible casting shakeup in the comments section below.