The news that Len Goodman is leaving the judging panel of Strictly Come Dancing has prompted an outpouring of emotion on social media

Head Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman is leaving – and his fans are devastated.

Forget Brexit people, welcome to #Lexit.

Here is how people are reacting to the sad news:

https://twitter.com/flailingkermit/status/753172077541265409

Looking ahead (Benedict Cumberbatch for new judge?)

‘When will the carnage end?’

https://twitter.com/iamthebrigadier/status/753174035253620737

Larry the cat?

An ode to Len!

‘Pickled his walnuts’

There’s devastation…

“Country’s gone mad!”