The BBC has refused to provide a breakdown of how members of the public voted for contestants on Strictly Come Dancing that were asked for by a Freedom of Information request. 

They did not provide the figures due to them being exempt due to ‘journalism, art or literature’.

The London Evening Standard report: 

It’s another conspiracy.

The BBC has refused to disclose under the Freedom of Information Act a full weekly breakdown of public voting for the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing showing the number of votes cast per dancer, and judges’ scoring, rather than just overall ranking positions.

You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.