Strictly Come Dancing's bizarre rules for professionals revealed

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Strictly's Anton du Beke

Strictly's Anton du Beke

Strictly Come Dancing chiefs have made the show's professionals follow a bizarre list of rules that include no plastic surgery and applying their own make-up.

'Strictly Come Dancing' bosses have slapped their professional dancers with a rigorous set of rules.

Stars like Anton Du Beke, Brendan Cole and Giovanni Pernice, have been subjected to bizarre regulations which include doing their own make-up on the celebrity show and steering clear of having plastic surgery.

A source revealed: "Some of these stipulations are ridiculous, it's always funny when they come through. There've been instances where dancers have run into trouble after flouting these rules."

What's more, a contract seen by the Daily Mirror newspaper has revealed the professional dancers - who are paid £42,500 for the five months of physical work whilst judges reportedly take home over £90,000 a series - have been asked to refrain from declaring "any political involvement" and cannot take "action to try to manipulate the public vote... such as setting up a call centre... or taking out a national ­advertising campaign".

Their costumes are vetted by BBC bosses, who have the last say in what they wear.

Meanwhile, producers are in the process of deciding the final line-up after Aliona Vilana - who guided Jay McGuiness to win the glitter ball trophy last year - Kristina Rihanoff and Ola Jordan sensationally quit.

Celebrity contestants - who can scoop £1 million if they win Strictly - are also yet to be revealed, however names thrown into the hat include Bucks Fizz star Cheryl Baker, Anastacia, actress Michelle Dockery and TV presenting duo Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.

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