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‘Strictly Come Dancing’: Kristina Rihanoff Declares Herself Ready To Take Over From Len Goodman

'I think I would be firm, but definitely a fair judge.'

04/11/2016 10:42 | Updated 04 November 2016

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ bosses still haven’t decided who’ll take over from Len Goodman when he steps down as head judge at the end of the current series, but there’s another name now available for the shortlist.

Former pro Kristina Rihanoff has announced that she’s more than ready to tackle the job if the BBC come calling.

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Kristina Rihanoff

Speaking to Heat magazine, she says: “If they asked me, then yes, I’d take it.

“I think I would be firm, but definitely a fair judge – especially to the professionals as I’ve been on the other side of it.

“When you stand there facing the judges and they’re ripping you apart, you want to tell them that they don’t understand how many hours of hard work has gone into the performance.”

Kristina worked as pro dancer on the show from 2008, and her departure was announced after the 2015 series, in which she was partnered with Daniel O’Donnell.

In January 2016, she entered the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house, where she stunned her fellow housemates and viewers by announcing that she was pregnant with boyfriend Ben Cohen’s baby.

The BBC are yet to confirm when Len’s replacement will be named, and the latest reports suggested two judges could be brought in.

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