Partners In Rhyme: Len Goodman hosts new BBC game show after leaving Strictly

Partners in Rhyme

He may have left Strictly Come Dancing but Len Goodman is set to stay on TV for a while yet.

The ex-Strictly judge will front a brand new game show on BBC One, with the channel ordering six episodes of the 30 minute quiz.

Called Partners In Rhyme, the show is an original idea by Matt Edmondson and will air on Saturday nights later this year.

The BBC says that Partners In Rhyme will see contestants and celebrities team up to play a series of comedy rounds, all based on rhyming clues.

Len Goodman said: “It’s time to rhyme with a whizz of a quiz. It’s a ten from Len!”

There's no end to the rhyming pairs, providing great play-along for the studio teams and viewers at home.

Matt Edmondson added: "I'm ridiculously excited about bringing Partners in Rhyme to BBC One - it's the sort of show that I hope will have families screaming at the TV as they try and make sense of pigs in wigs, flowers with superpowers and Lorraine Kelly making jelly!”

Jo Wallace, commissioning editor for the BBC, said: “I’m really happy to see Len back on BBC One on Saturday nights where he belongs!”

Moira Ross, head of Panda TV who will produce the show, commented: “I’m delighted that Panda’s first commission is with my old friend Len Goodman. He’s rhyming royalty, this show is made for him.”

Partners In Rhyme will air on Saturday night on BBC One later this month.

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