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Strictly Come Dancing: Len Goodman Reveals How Judges Are Stopped From Cheating

We’ve always wondered whether the Strictly Come Dancing judges secretly decided who they want to see leave the show before the dance-off’s even happened.

THANK GOODNESS FOR HEAD JUDGE LEN GOODMAN, who’s cleared all this nonsense up once and for all.

Cheers Len.

Strictly Come Dancing: Len Goodman Reveals How Judges Are Stopped From Cheating
By MazSight

Head judge Len, 70, has been sitting on the panel since the show began in 2004 but has rarely discussed the judging process for us mere mortals sitting at home.

NOW, he’s finally revealed all on how they make their final decision on who to send home, explaining that they are forced to lock down their decision on a computer system to prevent any last-minute mind changes.

Efficient stuff.

Strictly Come Dancing: Len Goodman Reveals How Judges Are Stopped From Cheating
By MazSight

He revealed: “They are very important about the compliances on the show and that you do everything correct and there are people who check. You have to vote who you want to save straight away.

“You don’t see what the others have done. You don’t have a little chit-chat and say: ‘What shall we do?’

“Oh no, there is no communication. You press a button if you want to save Number One or Number Two. You press it and then what happens, happens.”

Strictly Come Dancing: Len Goodman Reveals How Judges Are Stopped From Cheating
By MazSight

Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be etc etc.

Sounds like a good set-up right? RIGHT.

Len also admitted that despite all us Strictly-fanatics who are borderline OB-SESSED with oggling over the muscly men and fancy sparkly dresses on a Saturday night, he still cannot believe how popular the show has become.

You sure about that Len?

Strictly Come Dancing: Len Goodman Reveals How Judges Are Stopped From Cheating
By MazSight

He added: “I never thought Strictly would work.

“I remember it very clearly. I got the job and I said to my old Sue: ‘Nobody is really interested in ballroom dancing any more.’

“I was convinced the pros would not be able to teach the celebs to much of a standard. How wrong I was – and now it is everywhere.”

To be fair, we never knew we could love it so much, but here we are!

Strictly Come Dancing: Len Goodman Reveals How Judges Are Stopped From Cheating
By MazSight

Anyway, it’s good to know the judges don’t cheat and we can rely on their honest opinions.

Except maybe Craig Revel Horwood.

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