Tyra Banks and Len Goodman during “DWTS”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that Tyra Banks and Len Goodman ever achieved the easy banter and camaraderie that Banks enjoyed with some of the other “DWTS” heavyweights like Bruno Tonioli. Although Banks and Goodman may not have always been on the same page, not all of their moments were tense.
During Goodman’s last episode as a judge, production arranged for the decorated judge to receive his own mirror ball trophy. Banks was front and center as her “DWTS” co-host, Alfonso Ribeiro, delivered the coveted souvenir to Goodman. “That is fantastic,” said Goodman as Tyra gave a little bow (via People). “It’s been such a joy for me being a part of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ I’ve had such a wonderful time and this is absolutely the cherry on the top,” said Goodman.
Amid the news of Goodman’s death, Banks has also posted a somber tribute to her former colleague. Taking to social media, the former model and television host posted a glowing black and white photo of Goodman to her Instagram stories. “A legend…forever,” she captioned her post.