'DWTS' May Be Losing the 1 Judge the Show Desperately Needs


What the heck? I think I might have some sort of psychic ability going on or something. Remember last week when I predicted that Len Goodman will leave Dancing With the Stars after season 17? You know, because he's probably ready to retire, and that's why they've been trying out guest judges over the past few weeks?

Anyhoo, it looks as though I might just be right about Len leaving the show -- but if he does, his reasoning for doing so is definitely not what I expected.


Apparently Len is sick of commuting to and from the U.K. to film DWTS -- something I never actually realized he did in the first place. I just figured he lived in L.A. during filming and then headed home -- but it sounds like he's actually going back and forth. Gah. That definitely makes for a serious case of jet lag.

And it's totally understandable that he's over spending all that time on an airplane and wants to be at home with his family. But you want to know what really sucks? Apparently Bruno Tonioli makes the commute with Len each week, and there's speculation that if Len quits DWTS, he will too.

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OMG. Can you imagine the judges panel without Bruno?!? It will be bad enough if Len is absent from season 18 -- but how the heck are we supposed to live without Bruno? I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I sit on the edge of my seat after each performance in anticipation of what he's going to say -- and I always wind up laughing hysterically at whatever comes out of his mouth.

He's such an integral part of the show, and I'm just not sure it can survive with both him and Len out of the picture. (Carrie Ann Inaba is a doll ... but she's not that good.)

Honestly, if Bruno and Len both leave, they might have to wind up replacing all three of the judges and starting over from scratch. But the odds of finding three people who have the same chemistry and charisma as Carrie Ann, Bruno, and Len are pretty much slim to none.

Will you be upset if Len and Bruno leave?


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