ABC’s Dancing With the Stars is generally confidential about its payment scale. The celebrities always come on the show with utmost non-disclosure. However, the fans don’t retire from their speculations.
Good news for the fans as they now have more data to take into account. The fans now know exactly how much celebrities make off the show. According to Variety, participants on DWTS make $125,000 for the rehearsal period as well as for the first two weeks that they’re on the show. Any contestant gets paid at least that before getting bonuses as they continue on the show.
That number is on par with “Bachelor” star Courtney Robertson’s offer in an episode of the “She’s All Bach podcast”. During an episode of her podcast, Robertson revealed how much she was offered for hopping on the dancing competition show.
“‘Dancing With the Stars,’ I had a meeting with them right after my season [of ‘The Bachelor’]. That was one I would have loved to have done. They explained the whole thing, like, you get to pick out your music and design your costumes. I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, I would be sparkling all over the place.’ … I got to go sit in the front row and watch [the show], and each week you go on, they pay you more. There’s like, an incentive.”
The star revealed that DWTS offered to pay her $150,000 up front to join the show. They also said she could “make another, like, $30,000 or something” per week. Variety reported that the maximum a contestant will be able to earn on the show is $295,000 for their time on the show.
“Dancing With the Stars” season 31 might return sometime in mid-September of 2022.
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