Len: Hough would be Strictly star

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In a break from recording Dancing With The Stars in Hollywood, Len took time out to respond to claims in the press that Derek could be joining the UK version of the show.

The blond ballroom pin-up is a favourite on the US show and has recently hit the headlines in Britain for his friendship with Girls Aloud beauty Cheryl.

"I've heard nothing about Derek coming over to do the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing but if he did what a wonderful person to get in there," Len said.

Derek wowed judges on this week's DWTS with a dramatic movie-inspired performance with his partner Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger.

Len explained: "His choreography is just amazing."

The ballroom veteran revealed he's anticipating a few changes when Strictly returns to the BBC later this year.

"As long as they don't change the old judge sitting in the middle I'll be happy, but who knows?" he laughed.

"I think sometimes it's not a bad thing, I think shows are a bit like a plant they need a bit of a pruning sometimes just to keep them healthy - as long as they don't pull up the roots and get rid of the old judge!"

:: UK viewers can catch the latest Dancing With The Stars on Fridays, at 9pm on Watch.

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