It's just the great British Public voicing their opinions one of which is "Dont tell me what to do "! The so-called judges think they are God's gift to TV and need taking down a peg or two. Good for old John, a wise and sensible decision.
John really made me smile and his partner looks as if she could be even more fun, but it's really getting to a sorry state of affairs when such stories are second or third on the running order on the major television news programmes...:-)
Just as with New Labour's spin when anyone disagrees with its views, democracy is presumably sidelined on Strictly in order to ensure that a "real" dancer wins in the end.
The Judges & program format is to blame for this. If you get viewers phoning in it will not always be for the best dancer. Viewers vote for who they like & some for who offered more entertainment. Surely this has happened before on the program?