Dancing With the Stars Len Goodman tribute episode excludes Cheryl Burke, prompting fan questions. “Dancing With the Stars” is gearing up to host a heartfelt tribute episode for the late judge Len Goodman in the upcoming week, with numerous familiar faces expected to be in attendance. However, it has come to light that Cheryl Burke, who retired in 2022, was notably absent from the guest list despite the presence of other former professional dancers.
Amid this revelation, Cheryl took to Threads to address the issue, sharing, “For those of you asking if I’ll be a part of Len Goodman’s tribute next week on DWTS, unfortunately, I wasn’t invited. However, I’ll be there in spirit and can’t wait to cheer my former colleagues on! Sending love and light to everyone. 🤍🙏🏼 #riplen.”
Cheryl’s exclusion from the event has sparked confusion among fans, given her significant history with the show. She participated in “Dancing With the Stars” for an impressive 26 seasons, making her connection with Len Goodman all the more special.
When Len Goodman passed away in April, Cheryl paid a touching and emotional tribute on Instagram, expressing, “There are not enough words to describe how much Mr. Len Goodman made such an impact on my life. From when I was a teenager, and he used to judge me in all the European dance competitions I took part in, all the way up until the day we hugged each other when we both retired on @dancingwiththestars this past season.”
She concluded her heartfelt tribute with these words: “Thank you for representing us Ballroom dancers and NEVER compromising what we stood for in the Ballroom community. Thank you for changing my life and for bringing joy to millions of people who have been watching us throughout the years. Sending love to your family, and may your soul rest in peace… 🤍.”