STRICTLY judge Bruno Tonioli is sitting on a cash pile of more than £3 million.
He’s waltzing all the way to the bank thanks to his career as a dancer, choreographer and telly personality.
Italian-born Bruno, 64, is paid £250,000 per season for the BBC show and also gets a whopping £1.5 million a year from the US version.
And he co-created and appeared on the BBC talent show DanceX and its American adaptation, Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann.
He’s just filed accounts for his entertainment firm and he’s got £3.1 million in cash and assets in the firm which handles payments from his TV work.
That’s up from £2.8 million last year. Part of his bottom-line in Fulvia Ltd – named after the Italian’s beloved mum – is a property worth close to £500,000.
He is paid the same by the BBC as fellow judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and judge Motsi Mabuse.
But his overseas earning power puts him at the head of the leader board when it comes to overall pay.
His cash pile has led to accusations from his fellow panel members that he is “tight” with his money with once Craig saying he was reluctant to spend his cash.
But Bruno countered: “Tight? I paid for him and Bananarama at The Ivy for my birthday party, so he can’t say that.
"I bought a meal for him and his boyfriend at The Ivy and he must have drunk 20 bottles of rosé."
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