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Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars Season 17: Len Goodman Officially Returning as Judge!

It’s a ten for Len Goodman! Today, ABC confirmed that Dancing With the Stars judge extraordinaire is returning for Season 17, and we’re breathing a collective sigh of relief.

Considering that Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba both confirmed their returns, we would have been shocked if Len didn’t join the judges table. Thus far, we know for sure that the trio will be in the ballroom this fall, as well as hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet. We don’t know about all the pros yet, but we will find out for sure on September 4 when the full cast is announced on Good Morning America!

We have our dream picks about who should compete for the Mirror Ball and a roundup of casting rumors, but until next month, we won’t know anything for sure. So, until then, we’ll just rejoice that the judges and hosts aren’t changing. Admittedly, we were a bit worried given the schedule shift — they’re condensing the show from two nights to one — but it looks like there are no other crazy changes ahead.

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