Len Goodman thinks Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse will get 'criticism'
08/16
16 August 2019 - 1:00 PM

Len Goodman thinks Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse will get 'criticism'

Share article:

Len Goodman thinks new "Strictly Come Dancing" judge Motsi Mabuse will get "criticism" no matter what she does.

The former head judge - who quit the ballroom and latin show in 2016 - is worried that the brunette beauty will face backlash when the programme returns to screens next month because she's the sister of professional dancer Oti Mabuse and people will accuse her of being bias.

Speaking to The Sun Online, the 75-year-old dancer said: "That's going to be the hardest thing for Motsi. Can you imagine if Oti is in the final two in the dance-off?

"Whatever decision she makes Motsi will get criticism. If she puts Oti through then people will say she's doing her sister a favour. If she votes her off they will say she didn't want to be seen to be keeping it in the family.

"I've been in a similar situation when I've had to judge pupils or former pupils in dancing competitions. All you can do is make the decision based on what you see and try to act with integrity. I'm sure Motsi will do that and if that means having to vote Oti off then that's what she'll have to do."

Len Goodman thinks Craig Revel Horwood is too 'negative' on Strictly Come Dancing

Len Goodman thinks Craig Revel Horwood is too 'negative' on Strictly Come Dancing

20 September 2019 - 1:00 PM

Len Goodman thinks Craig Revel Horwood is too 'negative' on Strictly Come Dancing

The 38-year-old judge will sit on the panel alongside Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli after she was chosen as Dame Darcey Bussell's replacement.

She said: "I am absolutely overjoyed to be joining the "Strictly" judging panel. I have so much respect and admiration for the other three judges and hope to add my own bit of sparkle to the show. I can't wait to get started!"

Craig Revel Horwood: Kevin Clifton isn't being punished

Craig Revel Horwood: Kevin Clifton isn't being punished

19 September 2019 - 1:00 PM

Craig Revel Horwood: Kevin Clifton isn't being punished

Motsi has been a judge on "Let's Dance" in Germany - having previously appeared in 2007 as a contestant - and she is both a former South African Champion and German Latin Champion in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

Alex Scott almost quit her TV role amid Twitter abuse
22 September 2019

Alex Scott almost quit her TV role amid Twitter abuse

Alex Scott almost quit her TV role amid Twitter abuse
Amber Gill says splitting from Greg O'Shea is a 'blessing in disguise'
22 September 2019

Amber Gill says splitting from Greg O'Shea is a 'blessing in disguise'

Amber Gill says splitting from Greg O'Shea is a 'blessing in disguise'
Colin Thackery exits Britain's Got Talent: The Champions
22 September 2019

Colin Thackery exits Britain's Got Talent: The Champions

Colin Thackery exits Britain's Got Talent: The Champions
Paul Hollywood 'set to sign Warburtons deal'
22 September 2019

Paul Hollywood 'set to sign Warburtons deal'

Paul Hollywood 'set to sign Warburtons deal'
Kelvin Fletcher's Strictly Come Dancing guilt
21 September 2019

Kelvin Fletcher's Strictly Come Dancing guilt

Kelvin Fletcher's Strictly Come Dancing guilt
Michelle Visage thanks late mom for giving her ideal Strictly Come Dancing partner
21 September 2019

Michelle Visage thanks late mom for giving her ideal Strictly Come Dancing partner

Michelle Visage thanks late mom for giving her ideal Strictly Come Dancing partner
Samantha Giles quits Emmerdale
21 September 2019

Samantha Giles quits Emmerdale

Samantha Giles quits Emmerdale
Paul Sinha had 'breakdown' over Parkinson's diagnosis
20 September 2019

Paul Sinha had 'breakdown' over Parkinson's diagnosis

Paul Sinha had 'breakdown' over Parkinson's diagnosis
Amanda Holden walks around naked at home
20 September 2019

Amanda Holden walks around naked at home

Amanda Holden walks around naked at home
Tony Hutchinson's sister will arrive in Hollyoaks and cause havoc
20 September 2019

Tony Hutchinson's sister will arrive in Hollyoaks and cause havoc

Tony Hutchinson's sister will arrive in Hollyoaks and cause havoc
Killer McQueen storyline to come to heads on Hollyoaks Later special
20 September 2019

Killer McQueen storyline to come to heads on Hollyoaks Later special

Killer McQueen storyline to come to heads on Hollyoaks Later special
Will Mellor set to return to Hollyoaks for anniversary
20 September 2019

Will Mellor set to return to Hollyoaks for anniversary

Will Mellor set to return to Hollyoaks for anniversary