” Obviously you can’t please everyone. I’m sure some people say, ‘Bloody old Len Goodman gets on my nerves. “


” I always think of a show like a plant – a little pruning now and then keeps it healthy, but you shouldn’t pull it out and chop the roots up. “


” The trouble when you die is that everyone says you were nice. I would like to be thought of as genuinely nice. I would like there to be people who can honestly say, ‘Len! Oh yeah, there was more good than bad in him.’ “


” You have to speak your mind, but without being cruel. “


” I am good in bed – I don’t snore. I don’t take the duvet. I just lay there and go straight off to sleep. That’s all you want out of a bloke. “


” As you get older, things conk out. It’s a bit like a car. As long as it’s something the mechanics can fix, you can chug on for a few more thousand miles. “


” The thing with children is they’re a bit like baking a fruitcake: you throw all the ingredients in but you never know how they’re going to turn out. “


” I always tell the adults at my dance school, ‘Men, you are going to have to do something that you are absolutely not used to: you have got to take command and be the boss.’ Because – and this is just an observation – women get their way. “


” On the dance floor, as much as you say, ‘Ladies, you are the car. He is the driver. You can only go where he takes you,’ they still try to be in control. “


” I come from a broken home. My parents split up when I was nine. Everyone gave me a good wallop. But I come from a time when you just put up with that, you got on with things rather than sitting moaning about them. “


” I really hate airport queues. I almost feel they should have cattle prods to hurry us up down the aisles. You can’t even complain because they might stop you getting on to the flight. “


” There are no gentlemen in anything competitive – you want to win. “



All 12 Len Goodman Quotes about You in picture


Obviously you can
I always think of a show like a plant - a little pruning now and then keeps it healthy, but you shouldn
The trouble when you die is that everyone says you were nice. I would like to be thought of as genuinely nice. I would like there to be people who can honestly say,
You have to speak your mind, but without being cruel.
I am good in bed - I don
As you get older, things conk out. It
The thing with children is they
I always tell the adults at my dance school,
On the dance floor, as much as you say,
I come from a broken home. My parents split up when I was nine. Everyone gave me a good wallop. But I come from a time when you just put up with that, you got on with things rather than sitting moaning about them.
I really hate airport queues. I almost feel they should have cattle prods to hurry us up down the aisles. You can
There are no gentlemen in anything competitive - you want to win.

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