Goodman, who has been part of the reality competition series ever since Initially, he announced during the semifinals on Monday that he would be stepping down after the current thirty-first tournament.
“I’ve been with the show since it started in 2005, and it’s been a pleasure to be a part of such a great show,” Goodman shared to a standing ovation from the studio audience. “But I have decided to spend more time with my grandchildren and my family in Britain. I cannot thank you enough, my Dancing with the stars family. It was a great experience for me, and I’m very much looking forward to next weekend.” (Go here for a full recap of the semi-finalsincluding the results of double exclusion.)
Goodman has served danceHead of the judging panel since season one and has participated in all but two seasons during the show’s 17-year run, having missed seasons 21 and 29. In addition to the main cast are Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, who were also with dance Since its inception, Goodman has been joined on the catwalk by brothers and dance professionals Julianne Hough and Derek Hough.
Dancing with the starsThe Season 31 finale will air live Monday, November 21 at 8/7c on Disney+, as the show premieres this fall after moving from longtime home ABC.