The Strictly Come Dancing judge has confirmed he will continue as Captain for a second successive year to support their coronavirus recovery efforts

Variety Golf has pleasure in announcing that Len Goodman has agreed to remain as Captain of Variety Golf for a further year until the end of 2021.

“The first four months of this year have hardly been typical with so many events cancelled and others postponed,” says Golf Director, Jamie Little. “We felt that Len hadn’t had a fair crack of the whip and so we asked him if he would do us the honour of accepting the Captaincy for a further year. We were delighted when he said ‘yes’ without hesitation.

“Len has already been a great ambassador for Variety Golf and I have no doubt he will continue his conscientious level of support when everything reverts to normality”.

In 55 years of Variety Golf, Len will be only the second Captain who has served for two successive years, the last being Ed Stewart in 1982 and 1983.

Len adds: “I was delighted to be asked to stay on as Captain of Variety Golf for a further year, and to continue to support this fantastic cause at the same time. The lockdown restrictions have had an impact on our lives in so many ways, and I hope we can more than make up for this with lots of golf activities and fundraising for the rest of this year and into 2021.”

As golf courses around the UK have started to re-open following lockdown restrictions easing, Jamie and Len are inviting Variety Golf members to take them on in a new Variety Golf Captain and Pro Challenge. Variety Golf members can enter to play against the pair for a donation.