Strictly come dancing judge makes no moves to quit the show

STRICTLY Come Dancing judge Len Goodman has vowed he will never defect from the show like former co-star Alesha Dixon – and will stick with the series until the BBC tires of him.

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.”

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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.”