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Len Goodman 'could be axed from Strictly Come Dancing'

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Len Goodman 'could be axed from Strictly Come Dancing'

Len Goodman could reportedly be dropped from the 'Strictly Come Dancing' judging panel.

The 71-year-old judge has appeared on the programme ever since it was introduced in the UK in 2004, as well as 'Dancing with the Stars' in the US - but with the show's bosses determined to ensure it stays one step ahead of rival 'X Factor', they are reportedly considering introducing some new blood.

Len may soon be told he has no future with 'Strictly' as the ratings war intensifies, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper.

In response to recent criticism from fans, Len tweeted: "Back on DWTS season 22. So nice people are welcoming me back. Be careful what you wish for. (sic)"

Earlier this week, meanwhile, Craig Revel Horwood rubbished Ola Jordan's claims that 'Strictly Come Dancing' is fixed.

The professional dancer quit the show last month and accused the judging panel - which also includes Len, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli - of over-marking and under-marking certain celebrities.

Craig said: "Ola claimed in an interview that the show is fixed and called me pathetic.

"Firstly, 'Strictly' is in no way fixed.

"We're all individuals on the judging panel, and there's no way I could be told what to say. I would leave the programmed if that were the case."