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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Len wants to see Sugar in Strictly

Len Goodman would like to see Lord Sugar on Strictly

Len Goodman has revealed his dream Strictly Come Dancing contestant - Sir Alan Sugar.

The head judge said the last series, won by silver-medal winning gymnast Louis Smith, was the "best ever".

But revealing the names of the celebrities he'd like to see foxtrotting on the next BBC One show, he said: "Alan Sugar, I'd love him to do it. Stephen Fry and Jonathan Ross would be good."

Despite Strictly's rivalry with ITV's X Factor, he added: "Wouldn't it be lovely if Simon Cowell invited me to be a contestant, singing away, on his show, and he could come on and trip the light fantastic on Strictly? That'd be a bit of fun."

Len, who recently got married to his partner of 10 years, said it was natural that the judges had "little spats", but that they "don't carry on after the show".

The star, whose mother is 95, is backing an EDF campaign to keep pensioners safe and warm in winter.

"When we were children, our parents made sure we were safe, warm and well, and that's what we should be doing. I get really annoyed that these old people are getting left on the scrapheap. I don't think it's good enough," he said.

:: For more information on EDF Energy's Safe, Warm and Well campaign, visit www.edfenergy.com/safewarmandwell or call 0800 068 8251.

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