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How much do the Strictly Come Dancing judges get paid?

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What do the Strictly judges get paid for imparting their wisdom? (Picture: PA)

Strictly Come Dancing 2020 is well underway, and the contestants are getting into the groove of things.

Maisie Smith and HRVY are among the line-up of celebs giving it their all every Saturday to impress the judges.

Viewers at home have fun judging the dancers for free – but it turns out the judging panel will be taking home quite an envious paycheck.

But just how much are Shirley Ballas. Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, and Bruno Tonioli getting paid every series?

How much do the Strictly Come Dancing judges get paid?

Each Strictly judge gets paid a different amount, and their fees can change every series.

Shirley Ballas

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Shirley Ballas the best paid judge on Strictly Come Dancing (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)

Head judge Shirley began on £180,000 when she joined the show in 2017 – which was more than Craig Revel Horwood, who had been a judge on the show since 2004.

Since then she has negotiated a pay rise, bringing her Strictly salary up to a whopping £500,000 per series, according to The Sun.

Craig Revel Horwood

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Craig is the worst paid Strictly Come Dancing judge (Picture: PA)

Craig Revel Horwood has been with the show since it started in 2004 and started on a salary of £110,000.

This went up to £180,000 in 2019, but still meant he was the lowest-paid judge.

He has seen another pay rise to £200,000 this year, according to The Sun.

Motsi Mabuse

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Motsi Mabuse will be happy with her pay package on Strictly Come Dancing (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)

Motsi Mabuse was reportedly offered a starting salary of £200,000 when she joined the Strictly judging panel in 2019.

This was £20k more than Craig.

It is not known whether Motsi has received a pay rise, or is still on this salary.

Bruno Tonioli

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Bruno Tonioli earns more than Craig on Strictly Come Dancing (Picture: mailonline)

Like Craig, Bruno Tonioli has been a judge on the show since it began in 2004.

According to the BBC, Bruno usually takes home a salary of £250,000 – way more than his OG judge counterpart.

However, it is not known whether he is being paid the same amount this year, since the Italian judge does not make an appearance on the live shows.

Bruno lives in America, and so due to travel restrictions he is unable to hop on a plane to the UK every wee as he has done in the past.

He only appears via video link on the Sunday night results show to give his verdict.

When judging on the American version of the show, Dancing With The Stars, Bruno earns a mouthwatering £1,500,000.

Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight at 7.25pm on BBC One.

MORE : Strictly 2020: Jamie Laing accuses Craig Revel-Horwood of ‘flirting’ with him over his low scores

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