Strictly’s James Jordan urges BBC to overhaul scoring system to avoid ties

Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan has called for the show’s scoring system to be overhauled to avoid ties.

The ex-pro dancer, who competed in the series from 2006 until 2013, wants the judges to re-think how they will give out the results in future to avoid so many stars ending up with the same score.

On Saturday night’s show, contestants Ranvir Singh, Bill Bailey and Jamie Laing all landed on the leaderboard with 24 points each.

It meant Jamie ended up in the dance-off with BBC Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo.

Luckily, he managed to stay in the competition, while Clara and Aljaz Skorjanec were sent home.

James has now voiced his concerns for the show’s future and how it can be simplified.

James Jordan calls for scoring overhaul

He told Ladbrokes: “The judges should start using half marks to make sure it [leaderboard being tied] happens less.

“There is no way those three should have had the same score.”

James was shocked that Jamie landed in the bottom two after the tie, and revealed there was “no way” his Tango deserved to score low points.

The Strictly judges faced a difficult decision over the weekend when they had to decide between Jamie and Clara.

Clara Amfo and Aljaz Skorjanec were in the dance-off against Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer

Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez

Craig Revel Horwood saved Clara, while Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas decided to keep the Made In Chelsea star in the competition.

It’s not the first time the show has seen a tough leaderboard tie, as EastEnders star Maisie Smith and GMB’s Ranvir came joint second place with JJ Chalmers in joint fourth.

Meanwhile, Bill remains the odds-on favourite for glory at 8/11, followed by HRVY at 5/2 and Maisie at 6/1.

*Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 7.25pm on BBC One.

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