Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli annoyed by The Voice coaches' high wages

Bruno Tonioli

Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli has revealed he's been put off after being told that the BBC are paying the coaches on The Voice UK as much as £500,000.

Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Jessie and Danny O'Donoghue are getting a collective £1 million between them for their first series, with even the smallest fee - Danny's £100,000 - more than the typical £90,000 given to the Strictly panellists.

Speaking to the Daily Mail today, Bruno revealed that neither he, Len Goodman nor Craig Revel Horwood had signed up for the new series yet.

After learning about the high salaries of The Voice stars, Bruno told the newspaper: "Are you kidding? Don’t even go there!

"I’ll make some phone calls to check those figures and then we’ll talk about it. I think the BBC are going to have to make a phone call! It’s about time."

Bruno also explained that all three of the show’s returning judges will negotiate their deals together, ensuring that they all get the same fee.

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 will return to BBC One in September.

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