Dancing With the Stars is hosting a tribute episode for late judge Len Goodman next week, and a lot of familiar faces should be in attendance. But for some reason, Cheryl Burke–who retired in 2022—was not invited, despite other former pros attending.
Amid fan confusion, Cheryl hopped on Threads to explain that she hadn't been invited to attend, saying “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 was on DWTS for 26 seasons, so she was obviously extremely close to Len. When he passed away in April, Cheryl wrote a sweet and emotional tribute on Instagram, saying in part "There are not enough words to describe how much Mr. Len Goodman made such an impact in my life. From when I was a teenager when he used to judge me in all of 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 ended her tribute saying "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…🤍"
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