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​Len Goodman to leave "Dancing with the Stars"

Len Goodman will soon hang up his dancing shoes.

The longtime "Dancing with the Stars" judge expects to step down from his post on the ABC series.

"Next year, I'm not going to do the flying backwards and forwards--I'm not going to do the American show...I've got to have a bit of time off," Goodman said while doing press in the U.K. for "Strictly Come Dancing" via E! News.

"'Dancing with the Stars' -- next year is their 10th year, it's the 20th series of the show. So I think that's a nice place to stop," he added..

Goodman, 70, has served as judge on the series since it launched in 2005 -- along with Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Julianne Hough, who competed on the show, joined the panel this year.

Goodman, a professional ballroom dancer, has also been a judge on the U.K. series "Strictly Come Dancing" since 2004.

Season 19 of "DWTS" wrapped last month with Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson winning the mirrorball trophy.

Tell us: Are you sad to see Goodman go?

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