Len Goodman set to swap Strictly Come Dancing for stand up comedy?!

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Len Goodman is reportedly planning a move from dancing to comedy.

The now ex Strictly Come Dancing judge is supposedly set to "take to the comedy circuit" after stepping down from the BBC series.

According to the Daily Star newspaper, Len "has been keen for the change for some time."

The tabloid quotes his former fellow Strictly panellist Craig Revel Horwood as saying: “Len is an hilarious stand-up comedian. He’s quite hard to beat.

"He always had all of us cracking up. He’ll be up there with the biggest comedy acts.”

Meanwhile, the frontrunners to replace Len Goodman on Strictly Come Dancing have been revealed.

Strictly is back in the autumn and we'll have a new face on the panel after Len quit last year following more than a decade behind the judges' desk.

Pro dancer Kevin Clifton insisted he doesn't know anything for sure, but says two names have been touted more than others.

"I've only seen some of the rumours of who it could be, like everyone else," he explained. "I've seen rumours of Anton [Du Beke], I think he'd be great. Karen Hardy, she'd be great."

He told the Daily Express: "They're probably the two frontrunners."

Meanwhile, current Strictly judge Darcey Bussell has revealed that she and fellow judges Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood have been left in the dark by show bosses on who Len's replacement would be.

She told the Sunday People: "We don't have any idea what will happen and I know they're not going to tell us until the last minute.

"It's gone very quiet all of a sudden on the rumoured names front," she continued. "I'm nervous - it's a good nerves, not bad nerves - but, yeah, I'm getting excited."

Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC One in the autumn.

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