Say it ain't so!
Len Goodman, 70, has announced he plans to leave Dancing with the Stars after the hit ABC reality competition's upcoming season.
"I've got my wife, I've got my son, my mother is still alive and she's in hospital — I've had virtually no time to go and visit her," Len said on Monday, Dec. 8.
"So, I just need a bit of time off to get on with a normal life. I'm doing the spring one when I go [to LA]... and that's going to be my last one. 'Dancing with the Stars,' next year is their 10th year... so I think that's a nice place to stop," he added.
Len with his fellow 'DWTS' judges in November 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty)
Though he's ready to end his run on 'DWTS,' Len — who serves as a judge alongside Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli — noted he will not be retiring from his other gig as head judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing,' the original, UK version of the reality show.
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"I feel a loyalty towards the BBC," the native Brit told 'Digital Spy.' "I will do 'Strictly' as long as they want me."
Len is the latest star to leave 'DWTS' — professional dancer Cheryl Burke recently revealed she will not be returning to the show once her contract expires in the spring.
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