Len Goodman's Dancing Years

Strictly Ballroom

Series 2 - Episode 1 Strictly Ballroom



Having just finished the tenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, judge Len Goodman must be well on the way to national treasure status.

Here the lord of the dance shares anecdotes about every fleckerl and heel turn of his life in the ballroom, with a twinkle in the eye and the right amount of sauce to stay the correct side of charming.

His dance music selections — Andy Williams to the Stranglers — are intriguingly eclectic.


New series. The Strictly Come Dancing judge shares more of his memories about his long career in dance, beginning with stories about ballroom. He recalls how only judicious use of knicker elastic rescued him from a dancing and sartorial disaster; how he inadvertently melted the LPs belonging to a world champion and how he spent his first ever wage packet on a jar of pickled walnuts and a ticket to see Frank Sinatra. Woven around the anecdotes are the backgrounds to the dances themselves and the tracks to which Len used to perform, including favourites by Andy Williams, the Stranglers, Van Morrison, Frank Sinatra and Etta James. Continues tomorrow, 8pm.
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