BBC want Strictly Come Dancing pros to stop being 'tacky'

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The Strictly Come Dancing professionals are set to be BANNED from taking part in sexy photoshoots and other activities outside of the show.

It's been reported this weekend that the dancers will instead have to seek approval from the BBC before accepting work outside the programme.

The Daily Mirror newspaper suggests the decision has been made because 'raunchy and tacky' calendars some pros have released, as well as book deals revealing details all about the show.

“Strictly is the BBC’s flagship family show but bosses feel activities outside the ­programme are distracting away from the essence of it," a source claimed. “It’s all started to get a bit tacky with near-naked photoshoots and books spilling the intimate details of relationships.

“So a clean-up is under way and from next year bosses will be clamping down on extra projects undertaken by the professionals."

They added: “They want the show to be about the dancing and they’re working to make it that way.”

However the news is sure to be a blow to the pros who use the extra work to boost their pay.

There were rows in past series over the discrepancy between the amounts given to the Strictly judges compared to the dancers who are thought to earn around two-thirds less.

Reportedly, the Strictly pros are paid around £30,000 for taking part in the show which runs from August until December compared to the £100,000 fees given to the panelists.

Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday and Sunday nights on BBC One.

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