Len Goodman WON'T be replaced on Strictly Come Dancing?!

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Could we see no replacement for Len Goodman on Strictly Come Dancing next year?

The head judge stepped down from Strictly in 2016 after more than a decade behind the judges' desk.

Len said his final farewell in the Christmas Special amid lots of rumours about his possible replacement.

But former Strictly judge Alesha Dixon reckons no one should replace him.

"Well personally I think they should just continue with the three of them," she revealed. "They do that on the American one so I don't see why they couldn't do that in the UK."

Alesha told the Radio Times magazine: "You can't really replace Len, can you? So they might as well just carry on with the three and I think it will work just as well."

The now BGT judge - who is also hosting 'Strictly rival' Dance, Dance, Dance on ITV - added: "I think it's the end of an era, which is really sad. When you think of Strictly you think of Len."

But if we do get a new judge in 2017, as far as punters at the bookies are concerned there's only one man for the job, and that's the even money favourite Anton Du Beke.

Karen Hardy (8/1) finds herself next in line should current pro dancer Anton carry on dancing, or it's 10/1 apiece Ian Waite or Tom Chambers make a return to the show.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Anton's the housewives' favourite, and if there's any one who could attempt to fill the void Len will leave, it's him."

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One in the autumn.

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