Strictly Come Dancing is just around the corner, with Darcey, Bruno and Craig returning to judge the hit BBC show [Wenn]
Strictly Come Dancing has fast become one of the UK’s favourite reality TV shows since it started back in 2004.
The BBC programme sees celebrities team up with professional ballroom dancers as they compete for the golden ball trophy.
Recently, head judge Len Goodman stepped down from his role on the dance show, with Shirley Ballas replacing him.
Shirley will be joining Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell for the new Strictly Come Dancing series, starting in September.
Len Goodman has recently stepped down from Strictly Come Dancing, but has been replaced by ballroom dancer Shirley Ballas [Wenn]
Shirley Ballas will be joining the Strictly Come Dancing judges in 2017 [Wenn]
Recently, it was revealed just how much each celebrity makes from appearing on the show – but what about the judges?
According to The Sun, sources have reported that Craig, Len, Bruno and Darcey have been paid around £110,00 per series of the show.
The pay reportedly started at only £17,000 back in 2004 when the show was judged by Craig, Len, Bruno and former judge Arlene Phillips.
However, after the show took off, the judges fought for a bigger paycheque.
The Strictly Come Dancing judges are said to earn a massive £110,000 per series, a massive rise from series one when the pay was only £17,000 [Wenn]
The £110,000 does not include separate projects.
For example, Len once also judged the America version of the show Dancing With The Stars, while Craig enjoyed a role on the New Zealand show.
Recently, Sunday Brunch host Simon Rimmer joined the confirmed line-up of Strictly Come Dancing 2017.
Making the announcement on the show, Simon joins Ruth Langsford, Mollie King, Gemma Atkinson, Davood Ghadami, Joseph McFadden and Reverend Richard Coles.