Sue Goodman Biography

Sue Goodman or Sue Barrett is the famous personality and the wife of Len Goodman. She is in the limelight because her renowned husband, Len Goodman, died on 22nd April 2023 at 78. Len, who belonged to Blackfen, Bexley and was born in Bethnal Green, was a professional dancer and the judge of “Strictly Come Dancing” (the 2023 British Reality Show) at the age of 60 when many people of his age think of getting retired.

Early Life

Len Goodman died at age 78, and his second wife, Sue Goodman, was only 20 years younger than her. So, she is around 58 or 59. It has now been about 20 or more years that Sue has been living independently or with her husband.

Sue Goodman Career

There needs to be more detail available on Sue’s career information. However, a few details show that she is a former dancing instructor. She is the kind of personality who likes to stay out of the limelight. She says she enjoys a close relationship and beautiful days with her husband, Len Goodman. Even in one of his interviews, Len Goodman told Mail that Sue is a gorgeous personality which makes him happy. He has also shared many jokes like –

“…She shares bed with me…I don’t snore…I don’t take the duvet….That’s all you want…”

Sue Goodman Husband

The pair (Sue and Len Goodman) were together for nearly ten years and married in 2012 (December). They both had a surprise wedding and announced the same to Telegraph. They invited only a few close friends and threw a ‘quiet Sunday lunch’, surprising the guests with their marriage and a short ceremony commencement.

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Len Goodman (in an interview) said that he wanted a low-key ceremony and did not inform anyone except his 96-year-old mother. He said that after seeing Sue, he was sure she was the one with whom he would spend the rest of his life. And that is one of the big signs of true love, and Sue helped Len to get the words out of his mouth (concerning the marriage proposal).

Death of Len Goodman

The news revolved and came on social media on 24th April 2023. It was announced that Len Goodman has passed because of his continuous struggle with bone cancer at the age of 78. One spokesperson confirmed that he died peacefully, surrounded by the family. He was a lovable father, grandfather, and husband and will be missed by the family, friends, and all the members who knew him well. Sue and Len had a settled home in Kent, and it is known that Sue only lives there. It is also known that the couple was running a ballroom dancing school at their house in Kent.

Sue Goodman Biography

Real Name Sue Goodman Barrett
Birth Date 1965
Age (as of 2023) 58 Years
Birth Place U.K.
Profession Dance Teacher
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 77 kg  –  in Pounds –  169 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Widow
Who was her husband? Len Goodman
Children Not Known
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Len Goodman and Sue Goodman never had any child of their own. Len was married when he was only 28 years old to his former dance partner, Cherry Kingston. In his autobiography, ‘Better Late Than Never,’ he revealed that it was like a “dancing marriage” that lost the love somewhere else and did not had the spark of love.

After the two split and their marriage could not be run for a long time, Goodman had another long-term partner. According to what he mentioned in his autobiography, the new girl in his life was named Lesley. He explained that she was the first woman he ever fell in love with.

By the time Len Goodman learned that his new partner Lesley was pregnant, he was only 36 years old. Without having any sign of marriage, the pair gave birth to a boy, James William Goodman, in 1981. Len told Daily Mail that he was still unhappy with his life as much as he should have been.

Sadly, he came to the point where being with Lesley was not that much satisfied, as she could not stand being with him, and he couldn’t continue with the relationship. Talking about the child, James Goodman, the only son of Len, is a married man now, with a wife, Sophie Goodman and two children- Alice and Dan.

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Social Media

As of April 2023, there must be more detail or information on Sue’s social media handles. She may operate all of the social media profiles privately. Also, while getting interviewed with Daily Mail, Len Goodman said that his wife dislikes being in the limelight. So, that can be the reason behind her “not available” on social media profiles.

Sue Goodman Net Worth

Sue Goodman is a former dance instructor and was now living peacefully with her husband until he died. However, Len Goodman was a happy-living judge broadcasted on the British Television Show, Strictly Come Dancing. Moreover, he had a net worth of around $18 million before his demise.

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