At the start of the results show on Sautrday night Tess Daly said: “There was a tie at the top of the judges’ leader board meaning that one couple would always have gone into the dance-off. Therefore we are freezing the votes. Please do not call as the lines are now closed.”
Bruce Forsyth added: “It’s the worst possible week for this to happen and it’s our thirteenth show.”
At the end of the show viewers were informed: “All your votes from tonight will count and be carried forward to the final.”
So next week’s final will feature Lisa Snowdon, Rachel Stevens and Tom Chambers.
Even if Tom Chambers got the highest calls from the viewers, it was inevitable that he would be one of the couples in the dance off. There was no way he could have avoided it even with all the viewer votes going to him. For some reason the BBC show’s producers decided that all three couples would go through.