One-line dancing: Retiring Strictly judge Len's best quips

Len Goodman
Len Goodman

Here are some one-liners from Len Goodman, head judge of Strictly Come Dancing since it began 12 years ago

The 72-year-old has announced he is leaving the show after the next series. But we'll never forget his witty comments.

To Countryfile presenter Anita Rani and professional dancer Gleb Savchenko after their tango to Cell Block Tango - "It was like a cow pat on Countryfile. Hot and steamy."

To Savchenko and Rani again following their American Smooth dance to Unchained Melody - "You flew across the floor like a rampant crab."

To The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge on her foxtrot with professional partner Kevin Clifton - "You floated across that floor like butter on a crumpet."

To EastEnders actress Kellie Bright after her salsa with Kevin Clifton - "There you were like two sizzling sausages on a BBQ ... Your bum was bionic."

To Bright and Clifton again after their samba to Boom! Shake The Room - "There are two things I don't like in this world: babies crying and hip hop."

To The Wanted singer Jay McGuiness after his tango with professional partner Aliona Vilani - "You were like a chess master, you plotted your way around that floor. That was a mango of a tango. Delicious."

To This Morning presenter Alison Hammond after she performed an American Smooth to Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights with professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec - "For me, you can't waft enough."

To broadcaster Jeremy Vine and professional partner Karen Clifton on their jive to Splish Splash: "It was like watching a stork who had been struck by lightning."