Len Goodman, the current judge at Dancing With the Stars, gave a public interview to the U.K.s Telegraph newspaper in September 2022, discussing his time on both Dancing With the Stars and the British equivalent show Strictly Come Dancing, which he was a part of from 2004 to 2016.
Goodman admits that he appreciates that times change, but he is always concerned that he might say something politically incorrect accidentally and be ridiculed for it.
Goodman claimed he was being targeted by the gay community.
Goodman was asked what he thinks about social media the most, referencing how people on Twitter are the most terrible people, recalling how he gave a low score once on Strictly Come Dancing and followers were saying things like I hope on your way home you get a car accident and die.
Goodman added that the absolute worst happens when he accidentally states something that is not politically correct.
Goodman said, "It's all about integrity."
I understand that things happen, and I agree with this. However, I find it very easy, without meaning to, to say something that isn't PC. I've never meant to, and suddenly I've said something and put my foot in it. That's partly the reason Im glad I'm no longer on Strictly Come Dancing. Im sure I would have said something unacceptable to some people in an unintentional way.
Joey Fatone, who was NSYNCs, was doing a rumba [on Dancing With the Stars], and his arms were too soft. I agree with your posture, but your arms would have been better, because they were airy. Airy. I agree. It's a saying I've used all my life. I've never gotten chastised by the gay community in America.
Fatone finished second on season four of Dancing With the Stars alongside Kym Johnson, finishing in 12th place on the all-star 15th season.
Goodman was chastised for something he said that was unintentional in June 2022 during the BBC's broadcast of Queen Elizabeth's platinum jubilee celebrations, which were dissatisfied with viewers. The video can be seen on The Suns website.
Goodman espoused the fact that he was the only person to call him after the show.
BBC Strictly follows up on a post by @bbcstrictly.
Goodman provided a cool answer when asked about his best celebrity encounter. A lot of celebrities on Dancing With the Stars say they'll keep in touch after the show, but talk show host Jerry Springer is the one who did.
Goodman said, "Give me your number and I'll call you up." Jerry Springer is one of the nicest men I've ever met. We went to Scotts, and he paid.
Goodman said, "Springer" wasn't a very good dancer on the show, but he was great fun." His daughter, who is blind, is getting married, and he wanted to learn to dance so he could do the waltz with her at the reception.
Goodman also talked about his worst health ago, when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, but he said that everything is fine with him today.
The greatest advice Goodman has ever received was to be yourself and be honest.
Be yourself, and be honest, is a really great tip that has always aided me, both after and after Strictly Come Dancing. You cannot go wrong with honesty. I always try to be honest with my criticisms, opinions, and scores, according to the dancing judge.
On Disney Plus, Dancing With the Stars returns for its 31st season on Monday, September 19.