Secret wedding for Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman
Monday 31 December 2012
Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman has taken to the floor for his own wedding dance after tying the knot in a quiet ceremony.
The 68-year-old kept the marriage secret from the invited guests - including Strictly's Anton Du Beke - who thought they were attending a lunch at the weekend.
His new bride, Sue Barrett, 47, is a dance teacher who runs his school and the couple have been together for more than a decade.
Goodman told the Daily Mail: "I've had a marvellous day and now my gorgeous Sue is the new Mrs Goodman.
"I wanted it to be a low-key affair so we didn't tell anyone except my 96-year-old mum as I didn't want her having a heart attack with the surprise."
The pair were married at Mosimann's private dining club in London.
Goodman first married in his late 20s to dance partner Cherry Kingston. After divorcing, he had a son, James, with long-term partner Lesley.
He talked of his desire to wed again in an interview four years ago, but the busy star said he needed to find the time.
"I'd like to get married again. I have sort of asked Sue and I think she's up for it. It's just a question of finding the time," he said.
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