Len Goodman's secret past health battle while filming DWTS

Len Goodman is a world-renowned dancer and judge thanks to his long-running role on Strictly Come Dancing and continued role on Dancing with the Stars.

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The 78-year-old is relatively private when it comes to his personal life despite being a well-known face, so it may come as a surprise that he secretly battled cancer while filming a past series of both Strictly and Dancing with the Stars.

The star previously revealed that he battled prostate cancer but at the time decided only to tell a handful of people.

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Talking to The Mail on Sunday, he explained that he decided to carry on working after treatment rather than skip the live shows on DWTS.

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He said: "I could have said 'sorry' and not done the show, but the doctors felt I wasn't riddled with it and it wasn’t so far advanced that it was a life-or-death scenario."

He added: "It takes a few weeks to get everything set up for the operation anyway, so I went ahead and did the show. I had the surgery done as soon as I got back from America."

He continued: "I've had the surgery now. Everything's gorgeously good."

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Len Goodman had a cancer scare during DWTS

This wasn't the only time Len had a cancer scare though and in 2020 he opened up about having a mole removed from his forehead.

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Chatting on Good Morning Britain, he explained that he was advised to get his mole checked after someone noticed it while he was playing golf.

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The DWTS judge is now back to full health

"I'm not medical at all, so I said, 'I don't know, what is it?' I went and they took it out and it's gone. It was a tiny little thing on my forehead… probably because I play a lot of golf and I don't wear a hat, which I do now," he said.

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“It was good that it was what it was because it was like a little early warning, which was good because I would have probably carried on in my own sweet way and it could have become something far worse!"

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