Strictly Come Dancing is soon to be back on our TVs once again, seeing professional dancers pair up with budding celebrity contestants to compete for that all-important glitterball trophy.

While the pairing of each celeb and dancer has not yet been revealed, fans of the show will have all revealed on Saturday (September 16) when the new series launches on BBC One.

While most of the professional dancers have become well-known to us now, many of us may be curious to find out how much they actually earn for being on the show.

Who are the professional dancers taking part in Strictly 2023?

Here is the full list of Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers taking part in the 2023 edition of the show, according to the BBC.

  • Dianne Buswell
  • Nadiya Bychkova
  • Graziano Di Prima
  • Amy Dowden (not given partner but welcomed back to the show)
  • Karen Hauer
  • Katya Jones
  • Neil Jones
  • Nikita Kuzmi
  • Gorka Marquez
  • Luba Mushtuk
  • Giovanni Pernice
  • Jowita Przystal
  • Johannes Radebe
  • Kai Widdrington
  • Nancy Xu
  • Carlos Gu
  • Lauren Oakley
  • Michelle Tsiakkas
  • Vito Coppola

Will Amy Dowden be a professional dancer on Strictly 2023?

Welsh professional dancer Amy Dowden announced in May that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was receiving treatment.

While the star has not been assigned a partner, she has been welcomed back into the fold this year.

Speaking on Instagram, she told fans: "This year it means I'm not going to be able to dance with a celebrity on Strictly but I'm in such regular contact with the team. The BBC have just been utterly incredible."

In a statement to Radio Times, Strictly's executive producer Sarah James said: "We will continue to support Amy whilst she receives her treatment, and will work closely with her to ensure she can be involved in the upcoming series."

How much do Strictly Come Dancing professionals get paid?

While the exact sum paid to Strictly's professional dancers has never been officially disclosed by the BBC, the flat fee has been widely reported in the past.

According to the Independent Newspaper, the rate paid to each ranges from £35,000 to £50,000.

It was also reported that many of these dancers take part in P&O Cruise tours, seeing them earn a staggering £90,000 in a little over 12 weeks.

Strictly judges were also found to be earning between £200,000 and £500,000 per series.

Strictly Come Dancing launches on Saturday, September 16 at 6:35pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.