Ex-Strictly judge Len Goodman returns to Saturday night TV to host new game show Partners in Rhyme

“It’s a ten from Len” for the teatime programme

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He might’ve hung up his scoring paddles, but Len Goodman isn’t finished with Saturday nights on BBC1 just yet.

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After a mere few months absence from our screens since quitting as Head Judge on Strictly Come Dancing, Len is turning game show host.

He’s going to present Partners in Rhyme – a new show that sees contestants and celebrities team up to play rounds all based on rhymes.

Len, who was no stranger to a rhyme or two whilst on Strictly, said: “It’s time to rhyme with a whizz of a quiz. It’s a ten from Len!”

The show is based on an idea by Matt Edmondson. Yep, Radio 1’s Matt Edmondson who has also made a party game (available in all good shops) called Obama Llama with a similar premise of matching rhyming words.

He said: “I’m ridiculously excited about bringing Partners in Rhyme to BBC1 – it’s the sort of show that I hope will have families screaming at the TV as they try and make sense of pigs in wigs, flowers with superpowers and Lorraine Kelly making jelly!”

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It’s the first entertainment format programme to be commissioned by the BBC from Panda Television and will initially consist of six half-hour episodes. It’s not yet known when the show will be on our screens, but we can’t wait for the date.