Bruno Tonioli slams complaining Strictly Come Dancing professionals
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 February 2015
Bruno Tonioli has slammed the 'Strictly Come Dancing' professionals who complain about their pay, insisting they should "f**k off" if they aren't happy with their salaries
Bruno Tonioli has slammed 'Strictly Come Dancing' professionals for complaining about their salaries.
The 59-year-old judge is fed up of dancers including Brendan Cole and Ola Jordan claiming they should be paid more money and believes they should "f**k off" if they are not content with their wages.
He said: "Those are the terms of the negotiations. If you don't like it, stop moaning and f**k off."
While the 'Strictly' pros are believed to earn approximately £30,000 per series, Bruno insists he's not become rich since he started on the show in 2004 as the sum he's paid is not "life changing" either.
He continued: "Strictly has not made me a millionaire. I still live in the same apartment I bought in 1991, before Strictly. But I never moan. The BBC do a wonderful job.
"I love it. It gives so much pleasure to so many people. It would be wonderful to do it for as long as possible."
Despite not earning millions since he first appeared on the Saturday night talent competition 12 years ago, the Italian choreographer has not been tempted to jump ship to rival contest 'The X Factor' which is headed up by music mogul Simon Cowell, who he said has the "gift of making money".
He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I say, good for Simon Cowell. I don't have that gift, that's not what I do."