A heart-warming and humourous autobiography from TV's hugely popular "Strictly Come Dancing" judge.
This is the extraordinary story of how a man born into poverty in London's East End went on to find stardom late in life when he was chosen to be head judge on BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing." Len talks about his recent fame, not only with his experiences on "Strictly Come Dancing," but also on the American show, "Dancing with the Stars," and his encounters with the likes of Heather Mills-McCartney.
But the real story is in his East End roots. The son of a Bethnal Green costermonger, he spent his formative years running the fruit and veg stall and being bathed at night in the same water they used to cook the beetroot. Though Len was a welder in the London Docks, he dreamt of being a professional footballer, and came close to making the grade had he not broken his foot. The doctor recommended ballroom dancing as a light aid to his recovery. And Len, it turned out, was a natural. With his dance partner and then wife, Cheryl, Len won the British Championships in his late twenties and retired soon after.
Funny and heartwarming, Len's story oozes honest East End charm that readers will find authentically appealing.
"Find how he transformed himself from dejected sportsman to ballroom champion in this charming memoir" Daily Express
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 3rd September 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.239