16 Times Len Goodman Was the Meanest ‘DWTS’ Judge (PHOTOS)

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16 Times Len Goodman Was the Meanest ‘DWTS’ Judge (PHOTOS)

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16 Times Len Goodman Was the Meanest ‘DWTS’ Judge (PHOTOS)

Dancing With the Stars Season 24 is in full swing, and so is head judge Len Goodman.

Though we can appreciate his love of ballroom dancing and his desire for more traditional content, sometimes the English native can come off a tad harsh when giving critiques.

Scroll down to see all the times Len, though we love him, was harsh to the contestants through the years.

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

16 Times Len Goodman Was the Meanest ‘DWTS’ Judge (PHOTOS)
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When he called out Keo Motsepe on Season 22

When he called out Keo Motsepe on Season 22
Grumpy Len was upset with the South African native during his Season 22 Viennese waltz with Kim Fields because it didn’t have “any Viennese waltz content.”
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When he called out Keo Motsepe on Season 22

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Grumpy Len was upset with the South African native during his Season 22 Viennese waltz with Kim Fields because it didn’t have “any Viennese waltz content.”

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When he gave Season 1 winner Kelly Monaco a 4

When he gave Season 1 winner Kelly Monaco a 4

The General Hospital star ended up winning Season 1 of DWTS, but Len gave her a measly 4 during her first dance of the season! How rude.

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When he gave Season 1 winner Kelly Monaco a 4

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The General Hospital star ended up winning Season 1 of DWTS, but Len gave her a measly 4 during her first dance of the season! How rude.

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When he feuded with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Season 13

 When he feuded with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Season 13

It’s no secret Maks and Len have butted heads throughout their time on the show, but things got really bad on Season 13 when he said Maks’s dance with Hope Solo was “the worst dance of the season.”

Maks then told Len it was maybe time for him to retire from judging, and well, it got out of control from there.

When he feuded with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Season 13

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It’s no secret Maks and Len have butted heads throughout their time on the show, but things got really bad on Season 13 when he said Maks’s dance with Hope Solo was “the worst dance of the season.”

Maks then told Len it was maybe time for him to retire from judging, and well, it got out of control from there.

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When he insulted Gleb Savchenko’s ‘70s Samba during Season 23

When he insulted Gleb Savchenko’s ‘70s Samba during Season 23

Len was upset following Gleb and Jana Kramer’s ‘70s samba because it apparently didn’t have enough samba content. 

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When he insulted Gleb Savchenko’s ‘70s Samba during Season 23

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Len was upset following Gleb and Jana Kramer’s ‘70s samba because it apparently didn’t have enough samba content. 

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When he called out Erin Andrews’s waltz on Season 10

When he called out Erin Andrews’s waltz on Season 10
“I never thought the thing was gonna start. … It was the most boring start I’ve ever seen,” he told Erin and Maks following their Week 3 dance.
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When he called out Erin Andrews’s waltz on Season 10

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“I never thought the thing was gonna start. … It was the most boring start I’ve ever seen,” he told Erin and Maks following their Week 3 dance.

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When he dissed Maksim Chmerkovskiy for taking off his shirt on Season 10

When he dissed Maksim Chmerkovskiy for taking off his shirt on Season 10
He called out Peta Murgatroyd’s fiancé for taking his shirt off too much, but we think he was probably the only one complaining.

When he dissed Maksim Chmerkovskiy for taking off his shirt on Season 10

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He called out Peta Murgatroyd’s fiancé for taking his shirt off too much, but we think he was probably the only one complaining.

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When he punished Heather Morris for her partner’s choreography on Season 24

When he punished Heather Morris for her partner’s choreography on Season 24

Len rained all over the Glee star’s parade following her jive number because — surprise! — it didn’t have enough jive content.

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When he punished Heather Morris for her partner’s choreography on Season 24

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Len rained all over the Glee star’s parade following her jive number because — surprise! — it didn’t have enough jive content.

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When he hated on Derek Hough’s samba choreography during Season 10

When he hated on Derek Hough’s samba choreography during Season 10
We know we’re beating a dead horse, but Len felt like Derek included zero samba content during his Week 6 number and didn’t hold back when delivering his comments.
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When he hated on Derek Hough’s samba choreography during Season 10

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We know we’re beating a dead horse, but Len felt like Derek included zero samba content during his Week 6 number and didn’t hold back when delivering his comments.

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When he knocked down Nick Viall’s foxtrot on Season 24

When he knocked down Nick Viall’s foxtrot on Season 24

Though he told the Bachelor star he had room to improve, Len insulted Nick’s movement and effort during Week 2.

When he knocked down Nick Viall’s foxtrot on Season 24

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Though he told the Bachelor star he had room to improve, Len insulted Nick’s movement and effort during Week 2.

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When he almost made Mischa Barton cry on Season 22

When he almost made Mischa Barton cry on Season 22

The O.C. star was nearly brought to tears when Len said her number with partner Artem Chigvintsev “wasn’t a dance.”

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When he almost made Mischa Barton cry on Season 22

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The O.C. star was nearly brought to tears when Len said her number with partner Artem Chigvintsev “wasn’t a dance.”

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When he gave Season 9 winner Donny Osmond a 6

When he gave Season 9 winner Donny Osmond a 6
Though all the other judges gave Season 9 winner Donny Osmond a respectable 7 for his premiere episode, Len had to be grumpy and gave a 6.
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When he gave Season 9 winner Donny Osmond a 6

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Though all the other judges gave Season 9 winner Donny Osmond a respectable 7 for his premiere episode, Len had to be grumpy and gave a 6.

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When he hurt Val Chmerkovskiy’s feelings during Season 19

When he hurt Val Chmerkovskiy’s feelings during Season 19

Val and his Season 19 partner, Janel Parrish, performed a Pretty Little Liars themed dance for the Halloween episode, but Len — of course! — said there wasn’t enough dance content.

When he hurt Val Chmerkovskiy’s feelings during Season 19

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Val and his Season 19 partner, Janel Parrish, performed a Pretty Little Liars themed dance for the Halloween episode, but Len — of course! — said there wasn’t enough dance content.

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When he dissed Derek Hough’s routine during Season 16

When he dissed Derek Hough’s routine during Season 16

Len was upset with Derek and Kellie’s trio dance because it didn’t have enough paso doble content.

This seems to be a reoccurring theme for these professionals.

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When he dissed Derek Hough’s routine during Season 16

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Len was upset with Derek and Kellie’s trio dance because it didn’t have enough paso doble content.

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When he called out Nyle DiMarco on Season 22

When he called out Nyle DiMarco on Season 22

Nyle joked about being a better dancer than Val Chmerkovskiy, which didn’t sit so well with Len.

"You're a good dancer, but don't start saying 'I'm as good as Val,' because you'll just annoy people. It's ridiculous,” he said.

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When he called out Nyle DiMarco on Season 22

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Nyle joked about being a better dancer than Val Chmerkovskiy, which didn’t sit so well with Len.

"You're a good dancer, but don't start saying 'I'm as good as Val,' because you'll just annoy people. It's ridiculous,” he said.

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When he said Erika Jayne was too raunchy on Season 24

When he said Erika Jayne was too raunchy on Season 24

Len told the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star her opening number was too raunchy, which the 45-year-old thought was a sexist double standard.

When he said Erika Jayne was too raunchy on Season 24

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Len told the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star her opening number was too raunchy, which the 45-year-old thought was a sexist double standard.

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When he questioned why Bonner Bolton was still on Season 24

When he questioned why Bonner Bolton was still on Season 24

During the Week 8 episode of DWTS Season 24, Len held nothing back and told the bull rider he didn’t know why the 29-year-old was still in the competition. 

“I was really taken back that Len said that,” partner Sharna Burgess told Entertainment Tonight.

I would think that Len understands that after 24 seasons on Dancing with the Stars, it’s not always just dance, it’s that person and their story and their inspiration. Why is it a bad thing that he’s been inspiring people for eight weeks?”

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When he questioned why Bonner Bolton was still on Season 24

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During the Week 8 episode of DWTS Season 24, Len held nothing back and told the bull rider he didn’t know why the 29-year-old was still in the competition. 

“I was really taken back that Len said that,” partner Sharna Burgess told Entertainment Tonight.

I would think that Len understands that after 24 seasons on Dancing with the Stars, it’s not always just dance, it’s that person and their story and their inspiration. Why is it a bad thing that he’s been inspiring people for eight weeks?”

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Dancing With the Stars Season 24 is in full swing, and so is head judge Len Goodman.

Though we can appreciate his love of ballroom dancing and his desire for more traditional content, sometimes the English native can come off a tad harsh when giving critiques.

Scroll down to see all the times Len, though we love him, was harsh to the contestants through the years.

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.