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REPORTLen Goodman to Return to ‘Dancing With the Stars’ for Season 23!

Attention all Dancing With the Stars fans!

According to a new report, judge Len Goodman, 72, has inked a new, $4.3 million deal to return to the hit reality competition for Season 23.

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Len on DWTS in November 2014.

“Len genuinely wanted to take a step back and enjoy a bit more free time. But he still has the energy of a man half his age so he thought why not. And the money is a bonus,” a friend of the star told The Sun.

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Len has appeared on DWTS since the show’s first season in 2005. He took a brief hiatus from the program during Season 21 but returned to the judges’ panel for Season 22 last March. Season 23 of DWTS is set to premiere this fall.

Click through the gallery below to see all the Dancing With the Stars winners through the years!