Well what a shocking result last night.
Chris & Ola, Craig & Flavia and Ricky & Erin were all in the bottom four of the judges' leader board.
The dance off was Ali & Brian (joint 3rd with 33 judges' votes) v Zoe & James (5th with 32 judges' votes).
Right at the end, Bruno was shocked, but decided to save Ali & Brian. Len said the result was ludicrous.
Personally I think neither Ali & Brian nor Zoe & James should have been in the dance-off. They should have gone straight through. The dance off should have been two couples from Chris & Ola, Craig & Flavia and Ricky & Erin.
I get the impression some viewers deliberately vote for couples who are bottom (or 2nd bottom) on the judges leader board, no matter how bad the dancing was, just to get them through, at the expense of saving those in the top five. Remember last year one couple who ought really not to have been in the dance off, and who wasn't saved by the judges votes which followed, said "I wish people would vote for the quality of the dancing, not their favourite stars". That was when people kept voting for that old man (can't remember his name) who kept coming bottom (or near bottom) of the judges' scores, thereby saving him from the dance-off at the expense of better couples week by week. In the end he withdrew of his own accord.
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