Laura Byrne's whopping Dancing with the Stars salary revealed: 'Huge'
Channel Seven announced the star-studded line-up on Thursday.
Channel Seven announced the Dancing with the Stars lineup on Thursday, including popular Aussie celebrities such as MasterChef’s Matt Preston, Home and Away’s Emily Weir and former footballer Gavin Wangneen.
The network has also managed to land The Bachelor star Laura Byrne for a hefty fee, with the hopes that she will boost ratings. The 37-year-old has built a successful brand since winning the reality show, with her Life Uncut podcast and landing the radio show The Pick Up with Britt, Laura & Mitch on KIIS.
On top of her media commitments, Laura also shares two young children with husband Matty J, so producers had to fork out a rumoured fee of $75,000 to convince her to join the show.
A show insider tells Yahoo LIfestyle: “Laura is one of the biggest names this year, and negotiated a deal believed to be around $75,000.
“She has a huge following online, a national radio show and co-hosts one of Australia’s most popular podcasts — so Channel Seven know having her on will give the ratings a boost and is a big draw.”
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The star has over 337,000 followers on her personal Instagram account, another 107,000 followers on her podcast’s Instagram account, and 71,000 highly active members on a special Life Uncut Facebook group.
Laura shared the news on The Pick Up, telling her co-hosts Brittany Hockley and Mitch Churi she has been busy working on her dance skills.
“I’ve been training my absolute a** off,” she revealed.
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The network has put together an entertaining group of celebrities to fight for this year’s mirrorball trophy with respected Aussie actors Pia Miranda and Mary Coustas joining the cast.
MasterChef fan favourite Matt Preston will be trading his chef hat for dance attire, along with radio host Laura Byrne, Australian Idol’s Paulini and Human Nature’s Phil Burton.
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Other actors include Christie Whelan Browne, Virginia Gay and Home and Away’s Emily Weir.
Of course, Seven has also included sporting stars, including Olympians James Magnussen, Sally Pearson and footballer Gavin Wanganeen.
The network has also handpicked some of their own onscreen talent, with Home and Garden’s Charlie Albone and The Chase Australia’s Issa Schultz getting ready to cha-cha for their chosen charity.
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