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'Dancing With the Stars' Finale Has $345K Payout

'Dancing With the Stars' Finale Has $345K Payout
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By    |   Tuesday, 21 November 2017 11:50 AM

The "Dancing With the Stars" finale has arrived and the three final contestants could each receive a $345,000 payout, according to the International Business Times.

It has long been known that the first-place winners are awarded the same amount of money as the other finale competitors, with payment working on a sliding scale for celebrity contestants depending on how long they stay in the show.

Now it has emerged that the final three contestants are each allocated $345,000 just for making it through to the end of the season, the publication said.

Last year RadarOnline.com claimed to have obtained secret paperwork distributed to potential cast members that revealed potential earnings for appearing on the show.

According to the report, one celebrity was offered $125,000 to participate in rehearsals and two weeks on the air as well as to make an appearance at the finale.

Contestants who made it beyond that point would receive an extra week of pay for every week that they avoided elimination.

Hollywood Gossip noted that previous mirror ball trophy winner Bindi Iriwin received a base salary of $125,000 and earned $10,000 during week three and four of the season.

She received an additional increase of $5,000 for each subsequent week thereafter and by week nine she had earned an extra $30,000.

According to the report, weeks 10 and 11 saw Iriwin paid out $50,000 per week.

Although it has not been revealed whether the pros earn as much as their celebrity partners, The International Business Times noted that the pay is decent, citing a source who claimed that dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd returned to the program after the birth of their son due to financial gains.

The 2017 edition of "Dancing With the Stars" Season 25 wraps up on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

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