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Cody Rigsby Wants Cheryl Burke to Take Over Len Goodman’s Judging Duties on ‘Dancing With the Stars’: It’s ‘Serendipitous’ Timing

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A new role. Cody Rigsby wants his former Dancing With the Stars partner Cheryl Burke to replace Len Goodman as a judge following her decision to step down as a pro.“It’s been 26 seasons and she’s given us a lifetime of incredible performances, so I’m excited to see her take her final bow on Monday night,” the Peloton instructor, 35, told Us Weekly exclusively on the American Music Awards red carpet on Sunday, November 20. “And I think it’s actually serendipitous because Len is leaving the judges’ panel.

So why don’t we get another female powerhouse on the judges’ panel with Ms. Cheryl Burke?”Joking that he would be her “campaign manager” to help her land the role, Rigsby continued: “I’m running the campaign right now, Cheryl Burke 2023.”Earlier that day, the ballroom dancer, 38, announced that she was retiring from DWTS after season 31, with her final episode as a pro airing on Monday, November 21. “This has been one of the absolute hardest decisions of my life & I am also confident that it is the right one,” Burke wrote via Instagram on Sunday. “This show has been my 2nd family since I was 21 years old.

The cast, crew & fans have seen me through my highest highs & some of my lowest lows, & I honestly don’t know who I would be today without them.”The Dance Moms alum added that she was excited to see what the next chapter of her life holds, teasing that she has “a few things up my sleeve” that she hasn’t shared yet. “I am excited about the idea of evolving, about being challenged in new ways, having the ability to expand my commitment to mental health advocacy, focusing on my newfound love for podcasting, & I’m ready to face the uncertainty,” she wrote.Though Burke admitted that the change was “scary as s—t,” Rigsby told

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