STRICTLY Come Dancing features a lot of glitz and glamour so it’s safe to say the stars, judges and professionals on the show get a pretty penny for their efforts.
But you might be surprised to learn exactly how much they make for taking part in the BBC show. Here’s the low down on how much cash is splashed…
How much are the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 celebrity contestants paid?
Each celebrity is given a standard £25,000 payment for signing up, but if they manage to stay on the dance floor until the end of October this rises to £40,000.
Any star that makes it to the quarter finals their fee jumps to £60,000.
Those who make the Quarter Finals enjoy £60,000 which climbs to £75,000 if they last an extra week and get into the semi-finals.
While the Strictly winner will be paid £100,000.
Celebs can also make extra cash by signing up to the live tour, which takes place in the Spring the year after the series finishes.
Spice Girl Mel C previously claimed the pay for taking part in the show was not up to her standards as she told the Daily Star: “Strictly is really the only one of those shows that I would consider. I have had a meeting with them. They ask me every year to do it.”
“The problem is if you do Strictly it’s so high profile and you’ll find yourself in the sidebar of shame every day. And the money’s s***!”
The Times has revealed that the exact amount the stars taking part in Strictly receive will be allowed to be kept secret after the new BBC chairman, Sir David Clementi. backed keeping a “pay loophole”.
The BBC was made to disclose the salaries of its highest earners this summer.
However, from next year fewer stars will have their pay packages made public as more shows move to BBC Studios, an independent production company – which includes Strictly – which means they can keep their salaries a secret.
How much are the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 professionals paid?
The professional dancers reportedly get paid around £30,000 per series, while more seasoned professionals like Anton Du Beke earn about £35,000.
But some disgruntled dancers don’t think its fair they get paid so much less than the judges when they work harder.
They work up to 14 hours a day training their celebrity partners and are responsible for choreographing the weekly group dances.
The dancers were furious in 2012 when they got a £500 wage rise and the judges received a £20,000 pay boost.
Brendan Cole – who reportedly earns around £35,000 – told Now magazine: “My money from Strictly just about pays the bills. I don’t have a car. I would like to get one, but until then I’m on the Tube. I don’t even own my house. I can’t afford it. I rent where I live.”
But fiery Bruno is not sympathetic to the dancers, saying in The Mirror: “Those are the terms of the negotiations. If you don’t like it, stop moaning and f**k off!”
How much are the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 judges paid?
Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli reportedly earns £110,000 for each series of Strictly.
Speaking about his pay, Craig previously said: “Strictly Come Dancing is Saturday night fun. The pay’s not amazing.
“The majority of the money comes from directing and royalties. Someone once did an expose of what the judges earned, and it was below the poverty line.”
Darcy Bussell also reportedly earns £110,000 for each series of the popular show, while new judge Shirley Ballas’ pay is currently unknown.
Former head judge Len Goodman earnt £120,000 for his place on the panel, but the star made his last appearance on the show in December 2016.
Last year Brendan Cole told Now magazine: “My money from Strictly just about pays the bills. I don’t have a car. I would like to get one, but until then I’m on the Tube.
“I don’t even own my house. I can’t afford it. I rent where I live.”
When is Strictly Come Dancing 2017 on BBC One?
Strictly Come Dancing launched on September 9 on BBC One, with the live shows kicking off on September 23.
Strictly always airs on BBC One in two parts. The main show is on Saturday normally around 7pm and the results show airs on Sunday at a similar time.
There will be a Christmas special again in 2017, with the celebrity participants expected to be announced in early November.
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