Strictly Come Dancing phone voting

  WhiteTruckMan 11:13 AM 10 Nov 08
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I've been having a look on the bbc's website for some actual numbers of the public phone in voting for strictly come dancing in the light of recent results and have failed to come up with anything. Does anyone know where such figures might be found?

I'm not suggesting any impropiety, its just that in light of recent scandals involving phone ins to tv programmes it seems a little odd not to publish the numbers (if indeed they aren't)

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  Cymro. 11:55 AM 10 Nov 08

Strictly Come Dancing has become a complete farce. One of the worst contestants ever went through without even ending up in the dance off.

The judges showed that they did not agree with the result but had to put up with what the good old general public wanted. Since when has most of the public known anything about dancing anyway?

I don`t think such things should be put to a vote of the general public but left to a panel of judges who at least have some idea what they are talking about.

  interzone55 12:40 PM 10 Nov 08

"I don`t think such things should be put to a vote of the general public but left to a panel of judges who at least have some idea what they are talking about."

But seeing as the only point of this program is to raise money for Children In Need that would mean they raise no money at all.

I agree with WhiteTruckMan, the vote counts should be revealed on the Sunday program. I'm pretty sure someone tried to get these figures via the Freedom Of Information act, I don't know how successful they were though...

  DieSse 15:04 PM 10 Nov 08

It's an entertainment. John Sergeant is entertaining (and his partner is simply delicious).

He won't actually win, and all the best dancing couples are getting through - so there's no need to be so stuffy about it.

  DieSse 15:05 PM 10 Nov 08

"....in light of recent scandals involving phone ins to tv programmes it seems a little odd not to publish the numbers...."

And just what would the numbers tell you that the results don't?

Nothing.

  Toneman 15:36 PM 10 Nov 08

DieSse.

At the end of the day...series... only three couples will reach the final. If the one that the judges consider, all along, to be the worst of the lot, gets to the final, this will make a farce of the whole thing...

  Spark6 16:12 PM 10 Nov 08

I don't watch the programme but Mrs spark6 is an avid fan and was up in arms over the latest result. I've been playing devil's advocate and using the entertainment argument but she's not having it. Why do folk get so involved and upset over something which is intended to entertain viewers?

  interzone55 16:17 PM 10 Nov 08

No it won't, because it's the public that's voting.

What was a farce was Rick Astley winning the "Best Act Ever" category at the recent MTV Europe awards click here ,a perfect example of why no one should even think about bringing in internet voting...

  Forum Editor 17:12 PM 10 Nov 08

is to entertain, and the viewing public is obviously entertained by the thought of someone who isn't exactly a good dancer getting through round after round of the 'competition'.

Some of the judges take themselves far too seriously, and it's a delight to see the audience using votes in this way. There's absolutely no reason why the actual voting figures should be published - they would tell you nothing that the results haven't already told you, and they might increase the embarrassment of those who received extremely low numbers of votes.

  DieSse 17:45 PM 10 Nov 08

"....a perfect example of why no one should even think about bringing in internet voting..."

No it isn't - it's why internet ONLY voting is flawed.

A system that allowed voting by many means would have to be more convenient, and more likely to reach a fairer result.

Clearly the whole process of tallying the votes would need redesigning and safeguarding though.

  interzone55 20:18 PM 10 Nov 08

No, any electronic voting equipment attached to a network has vulnerabilities that make it unsuitable for public voting, yes it can be made very safe, but I don't trust any government with that job...

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