What a pathetic load of twaddle all of the furore about the Strictly Come Dancing "voting fiasco" is. For instance The Daily Mail says "Strictly outraged: All three couples make the final after scoring bungle leaves Tom in certain dance-off". Scoring bungle? Where was the bungle? It was just scoring, and how it worked out can hardly be declared "a bungle". Couples have tied for position before, and the points system adopted in the case of tied positions is pretty standard. Bad luck that this left Tom adrift and facing a certain dance off, but the dance off is where he deserved to be anyway.
I can't believe that people actually bothered emailing in with comments such as "I'll never watch the show again". Why? What actually happened to make you feel that way? The worst dancer came bottom of the leader board? For Gods sake grow up. Perhaps we could have done away with however many weeks of dancing and just had the public vote once for "who's your favourite celebrity" and let that be that. John Sargent wins and Tom comes second. Yawn.
I watch the show for what it is - a dancing competition, and if the best dancer doesn't win then that's a complete travesty. Whoever votes for just "their favourite", irrespective of how good they are, are somewhat missing the point. Lisa was hopeless to start with, but now she's superb. Rachel has set more record scores in this show than anyone ever has. Tom is good, but he's the worst of the three. Simple fact. But let's all email and phone and complain when it looks like he might go out. Oh, and then when he's reprieved, lets all complain about that too.
Come on. No one died; no kittens were harmed; it's all just entertainment.