Strictly Come Dancing’s Katya Jones, Gorka Marquez and Aljaz Skorjanec have all been making money doing sponsored posts after BBC bosses gave inexperienced mild
Strictly’s Katya Jones has been swapping waltzes for walkies and woofed down a large revenue by plugging pet food on-line.
The skilled dancer, who has 178,000 followers on Instagram, is assumed to have earned £600 for every publish promoting Bakers canine biscuits. And he or she’s not the one professional to plug merchandise on social media whereas the movie star dance present has been off-air.
BBC bosses gave dancers the inexperienced mild to grow to be model ambassadors so long as they don’t point out Strictly, which will likely be sashaying again onto our screens on Saturday.
And the celebs have been quick-stepping their manner into a number of profitable tie-ins for sometimes weird merchandise.
In her barely barking pet food snap, Katya pops out of a field of biscuits as a large Chihuahua looms over her.
Alongside the image, she wrote: “Chorizo is likely to be a small canine, however belief me his BIG persona makes me really feel tiny.”
Katya went on so as to add: “After I was little, I as soon as tried pet food and it wasn’t too dangerous really!”
Fellow dancer Gorka Marquez grins into the digital camera surrounded by tubs of 10 Cal Jelly.
His caption says: “I like these as they’re refreshing and hold me going. All the time say sure to pudding.”
Gorka has 652,000 followers, which suggests he might earn £1,000 a publish.
And Aljaz Skorjanec – who usually posts about his battle with psoriasis – has grow to be the net face of Medovie skincare merchandise.
Different professional promoters embrace Oti Mabuse, who has hot-footed it right into a partnership with shoe maker Skechers, Dianne Buswell, who did an advert for Southern Rail, and Johannes Radebe, who posted a couple of dentist.
The dancers earn a flat payment of £50,000 for Strictly.
They’re additionally allowed to prime up their salaries by showing in stage reveals and musicals.
A Beeb spokesman mentioned: “The BBC has clear tips round on-air expertise and promotional exercise together with industrial promoting and endorsements.”