Strictly Come Dancing’s Len Goodman quit his position of head judge last year[BBC]
His seat was taken by Shirley Ballas back in May, with Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli retaining their seats on the panel.
But one person who wasn’t too impressed with the dancer’s appointment was Anton Du Beke, who was hotly tipped to take on a judging role.
And Len has confessed he doesn’t think the show would be the same if the snubbed professional dancer – who recently welcomed twins with wife Hannah – was promoted to the panel.
Anton Du Beke was snubbed over the head judge role on Strictly Come Dancing[WENN]
“I don’t know if it would ever work with Anton as a judge,” he told The Sun.
“But I am sure they will always find a job for him, as he is a dad now and he has twins.”
The 73 year old chose to leave the BBC competition last year, after more than a decade as head judge.
The Strictly Come Dancing judges with Len Goodman [BBC]
And he admitted he would miss being part of the series when it kicked off again, later this year.
He added: “Strictly hasn’t kicked off and no doubt when it does I will be sitting at home watching it, thinking: ‘I should have done that really’.”
Shirley confirmed she would be taking over from Len back in May, and explained she couldn’t wait for the show to start.
Shirley Ballas replaced Len Goodman on Strictly Come Dancing [Getty]
“I am so excited and over the moon to have been given this wonderful opportunity,” she said at the time.
“I can’t wait to get in to the ballroom and be part of the incredible and respected judging panel.
“Strictly is so loved by the British public, I have always been a massive fan. I just can’t wait!”