Alfonso Ribeiro Teases ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Tribute to Late Len Goodman


Dancing with the Stars returns to ABC (and continues streaming on Disney+) for Season 32 on September 26, and host Alfonso Ribeiro is hinting at some candy tributes to late decide Len Goodman.

The previous Recent Prince of Bel-Air star appeared on the Arduous Rock Resort in New York Metropolis instantly following the season’s casting announcement on Good Morning America, the place he instructed reporters in regards to the plans being carried out to maintain Goodman’s reminiscence alive within the cloth of the fact competitors.

“I can assure you that each a kind of professionals shall be ensuring that the routines are nonetheless designed for Len,” Ribeiro knowledgeable reporters on-site on the occasion. “I do know I’ve talked to some of them, and they are going to be placing in particular steps that Len used to like, simply to ensure that the content material continues to be there for Len.”

A candy inclusion, viewers of the fan-favorite competitors got here to know Goodman as fairly the stickler when it got here to footwork, however it was all in good enjoyable as well-known faces competed for the Mirrorball prize. Goodman appeared on the present as a decide since its first season and continued in his function via Season 31, when he introduced he’d be stepping again to spend extra time together with his household in Nice Britain.

Whereas he didn’t seem as a decide in Seasons 21 and 29, he nonetheless had a presence on the long-running program. Goodman died in April of this 12 months on the age of 78 from bone most cancers.

Though Ribeiro couldn’t say a lot about what’s in retailer for the present’s tributes to Goodman, he added, “I do know that they’re taking a look at doing one thing. I can’t let you know what it’s but, however we’re going to undoubtedly do one thing for Len to honor him… I’m certain there received’t be a dry eye in the home. It’ll be wonderful. I imply, he was the perfect,” the host continued.

A former contestant himself, Ribeiro received the competitors in Season 19 and carried out below Goodman’s judging. Keep tuned for extra on the present’s tribute to Len Goodman as Season 32 kicks off this September on ABC and Disney+.

Dancing with the Stars, Season 32 Premiere, Tuesday, September 26, 8/7c, ABC and Disney+


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