Friday 24 May 2013
Hollywood star Jennifer Grey will foxtrot into Strictly Come Dancing as a guest judge next month. Stepping into Len Goodman's shoes for one week, she will join Craig Revel Horwood, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November.
Most famous for her leading lady role in one of the greatest dance movies of all time – Dirty Dancing – Jennifer is no stranger to world of ballroom, glamour and glitter-balls. Last year she and professional partner Derek Hough were crowned champions of Dancing With The Stars, the US version of Strictly. The couple achieved consistently high scores throughout Season 11 and lifted the glitter-ball trophy after revisiting their first week dance – the Viennese Waltz.
Jennifer says: "I am delighted to be involved. I so look forward to making the pilgrimage to the birthplace of the greatest dance show, the mecca of spray tans and tangos, and to sit in for the great and pernickety Len Goodman."
Waltzing her way from the dance-floor to the judging panel, Jennifer will be able to draw upon her personal dancing experiences to offer a constructive critique to the remaining couples in the competition.
Due to his commitments with both Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing With The Stars, Len Goodman will take a week off Strictly Come Dancing and will return to the judging panel from 12 November.