bilky asko
It's pathetic. Surely the public were voting for the act that entertained them the most. They don't need to know the ins and outs of the performance.

Part of the enjoyment factor is that one man and his dog, as it were, could do all that.

Hate to break it to you but it was one woman and her dogs.

Yes, I did gather that afterwards, but you wouldn't have necessarily at the time - hence the Ofcom ruling.