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Len Goodman reveals he had an operation to remove skin cancer on his forehead as he urges others to protect themselves by wearing suns

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Len Goodman reveals he had an operation to remove skin cancer on his forehead as he urges others to protect themselves by wearing sunscreen

  • The former Strictly Come Dancing judge’s recent surgery was revealed by cancer charity ­Melanoma Fund
  • The charity shared a snap of Len with a bandage on his head via Facebook this month, and said he wanted them to ‘spread the word’ about sun protection
  • They wrote in a statement: ‘He wanted us to use this image to inspire others to take the issue seriously’
  • It was also reported that Len was ‘recovering well’ following the procedure, and that he didn’t need of any other treatment following his recent operation

Len Goodman has revealed he had an operation to treat skin cancer on his forehead.

The 76-year-old former Strictly Come Dancing judge’s recent surgery was revealed by cancer charity ­Melanoma Fund, who shared a snap of him with a bandage on his head via Facebook earlier this month.

Stating that Len wanted to warn others of the risks of skin cancer, they wrote: ‘Len Goodman has asked us to keep ‘spreading the word’ re. sun protection for golf. 

Procedure: Len Goodman revealed earlier this month that he had an operation to remove skin cancer on his forehead as he urged others to protect themselves by wearing sunscreen

Procedure: Len Goodman revealed earlier this month that he had an operation to remove skin cancer on his forehead as he urged others to protect themselves by wearing sunscreen

‘The ex-BBC Strictly Come Dancing judge was playing a few rounds with our ambassador Paul Way at The Grove – a Sun Protection Accredited club, and revealed he has just had skin cancer removed. 

‘He wanted us to use this image to inspire others to take the issue seriously!’ the charity added, alongside the image of Len pointing at his bandage.

Meanwhile, The Sun reported that Len was ‘recovering well’ following the procedure, as a source claimed he was making sure to protect himself from the sun. 

In recovery: The former Strictly Come Dancing judge, 76, recent surgery was revealed by cancer charity ­Melanoma Fund, and he is said to be 'recovering well' following the procedure

In recovery: The former Strictly Come Dancing judge, 76, recent surgery was revealed by cancer charity ­Melanoma Fund, and he is said to be ‘recovering well’ following the procedure

The source said of Len’s cancer scare: ‘It was obviously a shock but he didn’t waste any time in getting it treated.

‘He is now urging fans to wear sun lotion, especially as the weather has been so hot, and to check any moles they’re worried about with a doctor.’

The publication also reported that Len was not in need of any other treatment following his recent operation. 

In the past: It comes after Len said he had no regrets about leaving Strictly Come Dancing behind after appearing on the series from its inception in 2004 until 2016 (pictured in 2010)

In the past: It comes after Len said he had no regrets about leaving Strictly Come Dancing behind after appearing on the series from its inception in 2004 until 2016 (pictured in 2010)

Len was head judge for Strictly Come Dancing from its inception in 2004 until 2016, and he now appears on the show’s American adaptation Dancing With The Stars.

The TV personality previously revealed he has no regrets about leaving Strictly Come Dancing behind.

The ballroom expert insisted he departed the show ‘at the right time’ and is glad he ‘was still quite popular’ following his 12-year stint.

In a new interview, the media personality said: ‘I do think it was the right time for me to leave because I’m done the show for 12 years and I couldn’t think of what else to say about the Viennese Waltz!’ 

'She's done a wonderful job': The choreographer praised his Strictly successor Shirley Ballas for putting her own spin on the role (pictured in November 2019)

‘She’s done a wonderful job’: The choreographer praised his Strictly successor Shirley Ballas for putting her own spin on the role (pictured in November 2019)

The choreographer praised his Strictly successor Shirley Ballas for putting her own spin on the role.

He told Radio Times: ‘I think Shirley has done a wonderful job, she stayed true to herself and didn’t try to be like me. The show is still great and I think it’s good that there are two men and two women on the panel.

‘I suppose I could have carried on until people wanted rid of me, but I was still quite popular, so that was good.’ 

America's answer to Strictly: The TV star has been keeping busy as he fronts the US' Dancing with the Stars - a role he has taken on since 2005 (pictured on the show in November 2019)

America’s answer to Strictly: The TV star has been keeping busy as he fronts the US’ Dancing with the Stars – a role he has taken on since 2005 (pictured on the show in November 2019)

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