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Former ‘DWTS’ Pros Returning for Len Goodman Tribute Next Week

Kym Herjavec Johnson on 'Dancing With the Stars' season 23, Louis De Amstel on 'Dancing With the Stars' season 21, Maks Chmerkovskiy on 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 25, Karina Smirnoff for 'Dancing With the Stars' crica 2015.Photo by: Eric McCandless/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images, Photo by Adam Taylor/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images, Photo by: Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images/Eric McCandless / Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images, Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images

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Dancing with the Stars is paying tribute to late judge Len Goodman during next week’s show, with several special guests. A number of former pro dancers from past seasons will be returning to the ballroom to remember Goodman, who passed away earlier this year.

Former DWTS Pros Returning for Len Goodman Tribute

During Tuesday’s new episode of DWTS, host Alfonso Ribeiro announced that next week’s show will feature a tribute to Len Goodman. Several pro dancers from seasons past will be on hand to help remember the late judge.

Those returning pros include Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kym Johnson-Herjavec, Tony Dovolani, Anna Trebunskaya, Edyta Śliwińska, Karina Smirnoff, Louis Van Amstel, and last year’s Mirrorball champion Mark Ballas.

Goodman passed away in April of this year at the age of 78. The longtime judge died of an advanced form of prostate cancer which had spread to his bones. This season, DWTS honored Goodman’s legacy by naming the show’s Mirrorball trophy after him.

The show has yet to reveal exactly how the returning pros will pay tribute to Goodman, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens when DWTS returns next Tuesday night at 8/7c on ABC and Disney+.



The Pros Danced a Disney Tribute This Week

Tuesday’s new episode of Dancing with the Stars was Disney100 Night, and the show opened with a lively performance from the pro dancers. Co-hosts Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough also joined in on the performance, which was set to “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto.

In this case, the Bruno in question was of course the show’s judge Bruno Tonioli. The opening also featured an appearance from Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy’s baby son Rome. He was shown during a pre-recorded segment advertising the show’s sponsor Hyundai.

Are you excited to see past pro dancers return for next week’s Len Goodman tribute? Are there any pros you wish were included? Let us know in the comments below.

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