Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard is highest paid pro dancer

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Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard is the highest earning professional dancer competing on the hit BBC show.

The 24-year old dancer reportedly earns around £360,000 a year all up, it has been claimed.

According to the Daily Mail, he takes home a flat fee of £50,000 for Strictly this year, but hes also part of a host of other escapades.

Last year, he was in Celebrity Hunted and this year Celebrity MasterChef, Celebrity Pointless, The Last Leg and the Jeremy Vine show. Combined with his Strictly fee, this totals £120,000.

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The young dancer also does the Strictly Live Tour (£70,000), pantomime (£100,000), Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals (£35,000) and a solo tour (£35,000).

AJ also filmed as a choreographer for the upcoming BBC3 show, RuPauls Drag Race (the UK version).

Hes paired up with social media star Saffron Barker on the latest season of Strictly Come Dancing.

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Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard (Picture: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire)

The next highest paid professional dancer competing in this years Strictly is last years winner, Kevin Clifton (£350,000).

Factoring in all earnings, the highest paid person featured on the show is judge Bruno Tonioli, earning a cool £1.85million. Most of that comes from his gig as a judge on the American version of Dancing with the Stars (£1.5million).

Fellow judge Craig Revel Horwood reportedly gets just over £650,000 – despite being with the show since 2004 – while new judge Motsi Mabuse gets £325,000 and Shirley Ballas £500,000.

AJ Pritchard is the brother of 2019 Love Island star Curtis.

Theyre both dancers and recently announced details of their upcoming tour together.

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