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Strictly professionals 'all offered new deals for 2021'

Strictly professionals 'all offered new deals for 2021'
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All of the Strictly Come Dancing professionals are reportedly offered guaranteed contracts to appear on the 2021 series of the show.

Strictly Come Dancing producers have reportedly offered new deals to the entire group of professional dancers for the 2021 series of the show.

The cast were required to make significant sacrifices in order to put on last year's series due to coronavirus - isolating together over the summer in order to pre-record the group dances, then bubbling up with their celebrity partners for the duration of the show.

The rules meant that most of the dancers spent three to four months living apart from their families and according to The Sun, the BBC has decided to reward all of them with guaranteed work for 2021, regardless of whether they were part of a pairing or not.

"They are well aware that without the willingness of the pro dancers to put their lives on hold, Strictly would not have gone ahead," a source told the newspaper.

"So they have rewarded every one of the dancers with a contract each for the next series.

"The details of the deals will be hammered out in the next few weeks, but the pro dancers have been able to enjoy Christmas safe in the knowledge that they have kept their jobs for another year."

The pro dancers are thought to be paid £50,000 each per series of the show.

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