Strictly Come Dancing 2012 pros 'quit' tour over pay

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The Strictly Come Dancing pros have reportedly quit the show's tour in a dispute over pay.

Stars such as previous winner Aliona Vilani and runner-up Pasha Kovalev have asked for an increase on their £5,500 a week wages to dance next year.

The Sun reports that bosses had offered £6,000, but the offer was declined by the stars who are hoping for £8,000 a week.

The celebs - who have yet to be confirmed for next year's tour - will get paid around £13,000 a week.

A source told the newspaper today: “The pro dancers work like dogs on tour. As well as dancing, they are responsible for choreography and preparing the celebrities for the performance.

“Some dancers feel the bosses have forgotten they are household names in their own right.”

The tabloid reports this morning that the tour organisers hope to sign Denise Van Outen, Kimberley Walsh, Lisa Riley, Dani Harmer and Louis Smith on next year's live show, which will travel across the country at arenas from January.

[cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing[/cat] returns this weekend on Saturday 27th October at 6.30pm for Strictly’s spooktacular Halloween special with the results show on Sunday 28th October at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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