Len Goodman Returning to Dancing With the Stars for Season 22: Watch His Holiday Message

Awesome news! Longtime judge Len Goodman is making a return to Season 22 of Dancing With the Stars!

The dapper English gent made the announcement via a message from the UK during the Tuesday, Nov. 24 DWTS Season 21 finale (click through to find out who won the coveted Mirrorball Trophy!).

And talking direct to the fans, contestants, and the pros, the British sensation revealed his return the United States was imminent.

"Greetings, everyone. Len Goodman here," he said in his unmistakable voice. "Now I’ve been watching the show from the UK, and I must say everyone has been doing a fantastic job,” he continued.

“Now you finalists, I want you to give it your all in these last dances. As for the pros, I’ve got a mention for you as well. Listen up: Len is coming back next season. And I don’t want any of your nonsense.”

Len Goodman's coming back as a judge on Dancing With the Stars Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)

Goodman, 71, has been absent for this latest season of the hit ABC show due to scheduling conflicts with Strictly Come Dancing, the British version of the show which he also appears on.

But despite his absence, fans had been hopeful it wasn’t the end of the line for the popular judge. Guest judges such as Alfonso Ribeiro, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Olivia Newton-John have filled his empty seat in this current season of the show.

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