THE 30th season of the popular display is underway, and longtime fans of the display are acquainted with all of the judges.

The 2021 Dancing with the Stars judges have been component of show since it began in 2005.

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Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Derek Hough, and also Bruno Tonioli are the 2021 judgesCredit: Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images

Who room the Dancing v the Stars Judges?

Len Goodman

The 77-year-old referee is from England. He started dancing in ~ the period of 19 and also went top top to contend professionally. Len won several awards, including the Carl Alan Award.

He served as a head judge on the show, strict Come Dancing, from 2004 till 2016.

Len has additionally served together the head judge of Dancing v the Stars, because it began in 2005. He only missed the last season, as result of Covid-19 travel restrictions.

He is married to Sue Barrett, and also shares a son called James william Goodman v ex-girlfriend Lesley. He was previously married to Cherry Kingston.

Carrie Ann Inaba

The 53-year-old judge is from Honolulu Hawaii, and originally began her career as a singer in Japan. ~ releasing three singles, she returned to the US and also began she dancing career.

Carrie Ann was one of the first Fly Girls, that were back-up dancers top top the living In shade TV series. She go on to perform with noteworthy dancers in ~ concerts because that David Bowie, Prince, and also she i agreeed to cut her head in order to star as the solo dancer throughout Madonna's 1993 Girlie Show civilization Tour.

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The dancer appeared as a referee on every season of Dancing v the Stars because it launched in 2005.

Carrie Ann has actually never to be married. However, she was involved twice, come Jesse Sloan and Robb Derringer, and once dated Russian dancer Artem Chigvintsev.


Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and also Bruno Tonioli have been v the show because it started in 2005.Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty ImagesBruno Tonioli

The 65-year-old referee is an Italian ballroom and also Latin dancer, choreographer, and also television personality. He to be born in Italy, and also has resided in London since 1975.

Bruno choreographed phase shows, music videos, and also tours because that several famed artists, including the rojo Stones, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, and also Tina Turner.




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Like Len, Bruno additionally starred together a judge on the show Strictly Come Dancing. That stepped under from his function in 2021.

Bruno is gay and also has not been married.

Derek Hough

The 36-year-old referee is indigenous Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a professional choreographer, Latin and ballroom dancer, actor, and also singer.

When he to be 12, his parents sent him to London come live with two dance coaches. He continued to be for 10 years, and was trained in numerous forms that dance, theatre, and also song.

This is Derek's second season being a judge on Dancing through the Stars. However, he competed as a skilled dancer ~ above the show from 2007 to 2016, to win the competition six times.

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