The dance supremo, who saw his fellow panellist poached by Simon Cowell to join ITV1’s Britain’s Got Talent, insists he will never be lured away.
Goodman – also a judge on US show Dancing With The Stars – said: “I’m going to keep pressing on with it until they get fed up with me.”
And the 67-year-old said he was perfectly happy with his pay packet for the series. It follows reports that the remaining judges – including Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli – were demanding more cash for the next run of the programme later this year.
Goodman said: “I’m quite happy with what I get paid, but if they give me more I’m not going to say no to it.”
He pledged his loyalty to the broadcaster for giving him his “life-changing” opportunity.
Goodman – who has his own dance school in Dartford, Kent – said he would not defect “in a million, trillion years”. He added: “The BBC were wonderful – they didn’t know who I was really, I’m just a dance teacher.”