Bruno Tonioli’s HUGE pay cheque revealed as he banks millions to be richest Strictly judge | The Sun
BRUNO Tonioli isn’t just a dancing expert – but a financial whizz as well, as he’s raked in over £3.3m through his TV firm.
The 67-year-old recently won the battle to takeover from David Walliams on Britain’s Got Talent and in doing so has tripled his Strictly salary to £850,000.
But the latest accounts from his company Fulvia Ltd reveals that he’s already got plenty of cash in the bank.
The firm currently has £3,311,575 in net assets to the financial year ending 28 February 2022 – with a nice £2.2 million “cash in the bank” and a £479k “investment", which is likely in property.
This makes Bruno the richest judge to appear on the Strictly panel in recent years beating the likes of Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood.
The BBC dance show’s judges are believed to bag around £250,000 per series.
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Bruno is a choreographer and ballroom dancer, but became a household name when he joined the Strictly Come Dancing panel from the very first series in 2004 until he quit in 2021.
He will next be seen on BGT, after The Sun on Sunday told how Bruno had landed the huge pay cheque after he pipped comedian Alan Carr to the plum ITV prime-time job.
However current judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon are said to be furious that he has bagged the same amount as them.
Insiders said Amanda, 51, and Alesha, 44, held back from signing until they found out who would be replacing David Walliams on the hit ITV series.
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But both women have stalled after it was reported that Bruno would come in on the same pay deal as them.
Despite his huge wealth, Bruno has never forgotten his roots, explaining: "My parents were hard-working, working-class people.
"They instilled in me a great respect for money, because it was always very scarce, and you had to manage it correctly so in the rainy days you had something to fall back into."
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