Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli is playing a smaller role on the show than he’s used to this year, but he’s still reportedly earning an eye-watering £33,000 per minute on the programme.
Bruno resides in the US, which means he’s only been appearing via video link on Sunday episodes of the dancing show.
Travel restrictions mean that he cannot fly out for Strictly every week as he usually does, and he is currently in the US on Dancing With The Stars.
The judge took a pay cut for this year’s series as a result of his reduced air time, but he’s still earning £125,000 for his appearances on the show.
According to the Daily Mail, Bruno has reportedly appeared for a total of three minutes and 46 seconds on the current series, which works out as £33,185 per minute.
An insider did however tell the publication that Bruno works hard behind the scenes for longer than appearances might suggest.
They said: ‘Bruno is with us for around six hours each week – as with all talent, the time commitment for the show of course far exceeds on-screen time.’
This year, the contestants have been impressing judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel-Horwood, and Motsi Mabuse, with Bruno missing the show for the first time in 16 years.
Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One.Credit: Source