DWTS: Len Goodman to Return as Judge for Season 22

DWTS Len Goodman Returns

As Dancing With the Stars prepared to crown a new champion on Tuesday night, the competition also revealed the return of a familiar face.

In a holiday video message (that was part of a larger, Christmassy theme during finale night), Len Goodman — who served as head judge on the series for 20 straight seasons before sitting this cycle out — said, “See you in the spring,” confirming his return to the dais for Season 22 (premiering March 21).

As announced almost a year ago, Goodman’s “schedule as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing in the UK and the birth of his new grandson” precluded his involvement in this fall’s Season 21.

Do you welcome Goodman’s return? Was DWTS lesser for his absence?