Goodman also claimed more traditional fans of the show could switch off from Strictly should same sex couples compete.
“It’s so difficult to please everyone. What I’m used to is traditional ballroom and Latin dancing,” he said. “When I was judging on Strictly, if somebody did some outlandish movement I didn’t like it.
“But everything moves on. If they do it, there’ll be people saying, ‘I’m not going to watch it any more’. And if they don’t do it, there’ll be people saying, ‘Well, you’re homophobic’. They can’t win.”
Australia’s version, Dancing with the Stars, also saw a same-sex pairing when drag queen Courtney Act was paired with male dancer Joshua Keefe.
“Strictly is probably aware of the changes that are happening socially,” Mabuse told Naga Munchetty for the Radio Times magazine.
“The ratings proved the point that sometimes, if you risk something, it pays off. It might go wrong – but at least you tried. The worst thing you can do is stay on the same spot. I respect traditions but you need to keep developing.”
Strictly Come Dancing launches Saturday 21st September on BBC One