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'Strictly Come Dancing': Craig Revel Horwood 'To Replace Len Goodman As Head Judge'

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21/08/2016 11:26

Craig Revel Horwood is reportedly being lined up to replace Len Goodman as Head Judge on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. 

While Craig is already on the panel of the BBC ballroom show, The Mirror has claimed bosses want to see him step up, rather than have a new addition take over Len’s role. 

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Craig Revel Horwood is likely to be Strictly's new Head Judge

The 72-year-old announced he would be leaving ‘Strictly’ at the end of the upcoming series, after 12 years on the show.

It has been stongly suggested that current professional dancer Anton Du Beke will fill his spare seat behind the judges’ desk, but it seems producers are not keen on him heading up the panel.

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Len Goodman is leaving 'Strictly' at the end of the new series

The insider added that no decision have been made, and other names including fellow pro Brendan Cole and Australian ‘Dancing With The Stars’ judge Helen Tichey had also been considered to sit alongside Craig, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell

Former judge Arlene Phillips has also expressed her interest in returning to the panel, after she was replaced by Alesha Dixon in 2009. 

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Anton Du Beke also looks set to join the panel

Alesha also had her say on the matter, calling for the Beeb to keep the panel as it is, and make Craig the Head Judge.

The new series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ launches on Saturday 3 September on BBC One. 

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