What does the winner of Strictly Come Dancing get? Prize money explained


We all know the Strictly Come Dancing winner lifts the glitterball trophy – but is there any prize money?

This weekend sees the latest Strictly Come Dancing final results as 2023’s champion is crowned.

Three celebs go into this Saturday’s show with soap star Ellie Leach, Bad Education actor Layton Williams and EastEnders cast member Bobby Brazier all fighting for the glitterball trophy.

Strictly Come Dancing 2023 finalists

But there’s reportedly an extra prize for the winner.

Prize money for Strictly Come Dancing

It’s understood that the celebs are paid more the further they get in the competition with the champion taking home £100,000.

That’s a £25,000 bonus compared to the £75,000 the other finalists apparently get.

Each celebrity is given a standard £25,000 fee for first signing up which rises to £40,000 at the end of October. Fees can then climb to £60,000 for the quarter-finals.

Celebs can also make extra cash by signing up to the Strictly Come Dancing live tour. Those taking part in 2024 include actor Bobby Brazier, tennis legend and presenter Annabel Croft, esteemed journalist and broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy, and popular TV presenter Angela Scanlon,.

They will be joining soap actress Ellie Leach, broadcaster Angela Rippon and theatre star Layton Williams on the line up.

Janette Manrara hosts the live show which will see Anton Du Beke, Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood on the judging panel.

Away from Strictly, celebs can also enjoy big pay deals from the huge profile boost appearing on the show can bring, from product endorsements to TV deals.

As for the Strictly professionals, they’re rumoured to all be paid around £50,000 each series and can double that figure by appearing on the live tour as well as their own live shows.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One.

Following the end of the series, the Christmas special will air on Xmas Day on BBC One.

You can watch episodes and catch up online via BBC iPlayer.

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