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'Dancing With the Stars' judge Len Goodman gets married

10:41 AM, Jan 1, 2013   |    comments
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The stern British reality TV star, 68, who also hosts BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing, married his long-term girlfriend, dance teacher Sue Barrett, 47, Sunday in a surprise ceremony, reports the Daily Mail.

The 30 family and friends he invited thought they were attending a quiet lunch that turned into a wedding ceremony.

'I've had a marvelous day, and now my gorgeous Sue is the new Mrs Goodman," Goodman told the Mail. "Did I pickle my walnuts. Of course I did! I wanted it to be a low-key affair, so we didn't tell anyone except my 96-year-old mum as I didn't want her having a heart attack with the surprise."

Asked if he got down on one knee, he replied: "At my age, no way! I made her go four stairs above me on the staircase so at least she was taller than me, does that count?"

It's the third marriage for Goodman.

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