Who Is Len Goodman’s Wife? All you need to know about late Strictly star Len Goodman’s wife and children

The nation was heartbroken to learn of the passing away of former Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing With the Stars head judge Len Goodman. Read the article below to know about his life, children, wife, and much more. The professional ballroom dancer-turned a TV judge died aged 78, surrounded by his family at a hospice in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, his agent confirmed in a statement. Len’s friends, colleagues, and fans have been sharing tributes to him on social media, posting pictures and videos to remember fond memories they shared. Fellow Strictly legends like Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli, and more have also shared their feelings of heartache. Meanwhile, the heartfelt tributes also included well-wishes to Len’s family including his wife, wonderful Sue, as he often called her. Find out more about Len’s marriage, children, and family below.

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Who Is Len Goodman’s Wife?

Len was often seen publicly confronting his wife, Sue Barrett, as ‘My Wonderful Sue’. The pair shared a strong bond together for over 20 years and in 2012 tied the knot to become husband and wife. The BBC star previously opened up about their decision to get married ten years into their relationship. He told us that he find himself extremely lucky to have her as his wife. He also added that he has become totally unselfish, and he thinks that’s because of his true love. Len and Sue, who was also a dance teacher, lived at their home in Kent near where they ran their own ballroom dance school. Prior to their relationship and subsequent marriage with Sue, Len was previously married to Cherry Kingston. Also a dancer, Cherry married Len in 1972 but the union was not to last and they eventually got divorced.

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Len Goodman welcomed one son with his former partner, Lesley. Although Len and Lesley did not marry, they welcomed James Goodman in January 1981. However, the couple split and when James was 12 he went to live with his mother on the Isle of Wight. Len’s son James tends to keep away from the spotlight but it seems he picked up his talent for dancing from his father and, in 2012, James reportedly began taking lessons at his dad’s dance school, Goodman Dance Centre. Not only he was a proud father, but he was also a proud grandfather. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Len previously opened up about his adoration for James two children. Alice, aged seven, and Dan, aged three.

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Len’s grandchildren were also a large factor in his decision to quit Dancing With the Stars. The US-based competition meant Len had to travel extensively between home and the States and, in November 2022, he explained he wanted to remain in the UK to spend more time with his family.

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This was all about Len’s family and life altogether. Thank you for being a patient reader.

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