Strictly Come Dancing became one of the most beloved programmes on British TV when it launched in 2004.
Nearly two decades later the BBC’s juggernaut series, which is hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly, is now in its 20th season and viewers are still obsessed with it.
Giving their verdict on the stars’ dancing efforts are head judge Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and the notoriously difficult-to-please Craig Revel Horwood.
Much like past iterations, Strictly 2022 has spawned some iconic moments, including footballing legend Tony Adams’ unforgettable dance to The Full Monty, and Fleur scoring the first perfect 40 of the season with a beautiful routine.
But it’s not just fun and games as the stars have to deal with hours of grueling rehearsals, the entire nation watching their every move and the Strictly curse.
So how much do they all get paid for taking part in Strictly Come Dancing?
Here is everything you need to know about the contestants, judges and professional dancers salaries.
How much do the Strictly celebrities get paid?
While the BBC has kept schtum about the paycheque the celebs take home for dancing on the ballroom floor, reports suggest they each earn a flat rate of £25,000.
However, if the stars can master the mambo and win over the judges with their Waltz to make it through the first few weeks of the competition, that sum then goes up to £40,000.
The celebrities that make it all the way to the quarter-finals will then see their earnings shoot up to £60,000, while finalists will get paid £75,000.
And the winner doesn’t just earn bragging rights and the Glitterball Trophy, but will be dancing all the way to the bank with £100,000.
How much do the professionals on Strictly get paid?
The professional dancer line-up may get a shake-up now and again with old favourites leaving, such as Oti Mabuse, but reports claim they’re all given a standard rate.
Dancers such as Gorka Márquez, Graziano Di Prima and Vito Coppola are paid a flat rate of between £35,000 – £50,000 to appear on the show.
However, they can top up their BBC fees by performing in the Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals tour and, of course, use the juggernaut series’ platform to hustle for other gigs.
How much do the Strictly Come Dancing judges get paid?
Head judge Shirley began on £180,000 when she joined the show in 2017 but has since negotiated a pay rise up to a whopping £500,000 per series, according to The Sun.
Craig, meanwhile, started out on a salary of £110,000 when he joined the show back in 2004.
More than a decade later, The Sun reports, he earnt £180,000, which rose to 2020 in £200,000.
Newer judge Motsi was reportedly offered a starting salary of £200,000 when she joined the Strictly judging panel in 2019. Her current fee is unknown.
Former pro dancer Anton swapped the ballroom floor for the judging panel, replacing Bruno Tonioli, who left to concentrate on Dancing With The Stars.
The Sun claims the 56-year-old takes home between £175,000 and £200,000.
Strictly continues on BBC One tonight at 7.15pm.