The Dancing With the Stars Season 18 judges can only control their own scores and comments — not the all-important fan votes — but they have their own ideas about who might win the show.
On May 2, @DWTSGossip shared a photo that was posted by a DWTS fan who got to meet head judge Len Goodman. “That time @natalieebel and I took a picture with Len Goodman of @dancingabc outside the @pencilsofpromise office,” fan Caroline Humphrey wrote. “He thinks @charlieawhite or @amypurdygurl is going to win.”
So at least casually, when hanging out with fans, Len gives best odds to Charlie White and Sharna Burgess or Amy Purdy and Derek Hough.
Amy does seem to have a growing fan base, and Derek has won five times so it’s always safe to assume he can do it again. Len has been up and down with ice dancer Charlie, giving him a 10 when he dropped his cane on Disney Night, but offering an 8 for Latin Night’s Paso Doble. He seems to hold Charlie to a particularly high standard but apparently he seems potential in him as a winner. (Or maybe Len is privy to inside knowledge, like vote counts, and that’s a factor?)
Is it strange to you that Len apparently didn’t name scoreboard toppers (and Vegas odds leaders) Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy to his winners list?
This is all coming third-hand, without Len getting a chance to provide context for why he said whatever he said, but it’s interesting. We’ll have to see if this prediction comes true.
What do you think? Do you agree that Amy or Charlie will win Season 18?
DWTS Season 18 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Sources: @DWTSGossip, Instagram