I always wondered why some celebrities would sign up to do Dancing with the Stars – especially in the beginning of the competition. Now, it’s completely mainstream and popular – the producers are probably having to weed through celebrities trying to get ON. But during the first few seasons, whenever the list of names came out announcing who joined up I would always say, "WHY!?"
Well, this morning I read that the celebrity contestants actually get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to take part in the show. Now it all makes sense.
The celebs on "Dancing With the Stars," for example, get $200,000 for the entire season, [See celebrity reality TV payments on The Wrap] whether they’re booted or not, a bonus of $100,00 if they’re number one, a smaller bonus if they’re number two, an even smaller bonus if they’re number 3, a top TV agent told The Wrap.
Wonder if the caliber of celeb would have been the same without the paycheck? Either way, I’m having so much fun watching this season.
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