Strictly Come Dancing highest earners named as AJ Pritchard and Oti Mabuse

Strictly star AJ Pritchard has surprisingly topped the list as the show’s highest earning professional male dancer.

While all the pros earn a flat fee of £50,000 regardless of how many weeks they last in the competition, they can top up their earnings with appearances on the show’s live and professional tours.

Despite being Strictly’s youngest pro dancer, AJ tops the list as the highest earning male pro with an income of around £360,000.

The majority of his money comes from TV appearances, which have racked up around £120,000 according to the Daily Mail.

His appearance on the Strictly Live Tour will earn him £70,000 and the Strictly Come Dancing : The Professionals tour will be another £35,000 in his pocket.

However, he is out-earned by female pro Oti Mabuse, who takes home a staggering £410,000.

The 28-year-old has been with the show since 2015, and like her fellow dancers she is paid £50,000 per series.

While she did not participate in the Strictly live tour last year, she did dance in the 35-date Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals tour netting her her around £35,000.

She did one P&O Cruise, earning her around £15,000, and made £150,000 as a judge on ITV’s The Greatest Dancer.

Oti also participated on Celebrity MasterChef, pocketing another £60,000.

By appearing in adverts for Tesco and Specsavers, the stunning South African added an extra £100,000 to her bank balance.

However, judge Bruno Tonioli outdoes everyone with a pay packet of £1.85million.

The Italian is paid £250,000 per season for Strictly, with his judging role on US show Dancing With The Stars netting him another £1.5million every season.

He then bags another £100,000 for the Strictly Tour.

Bruno also gets money from a 2012 autobiography and he was paid handsomely for presenting a BBC Radio 2 series on opera last year.

On top of this, he is a director at production company Fulvia Limited, which has £2.27million in the bank.

As for the hosts, it is revealed that Claudia Winkleman out earns co-presenter Tess Daly by almost £260,000.

Claudia and Tess both pick up £150,000 per series of Strictly.

However, Claudia is currently the BBC’s highest paid woman, earning £370,000 in total, including her Strictly fee.


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