Work hard for the money! Since Dancing with the stars Debuting in 2005, it was a huge hit for ABC and has seen many changes — including the salary amounts the cast earns.
When the show started Tom Bergeron and Lisa Canning hosted the first season. Samantha Harris replaces Canning for seasons 2 through 9 Brooke Burke-Charvet Cohosting for seasons 10 through 17. Erin Andrews stepped in for season 18 and stayed by Bergeron’s side until season 28.
In 2020, ABC announced the cohosts would not be returning for season 29. Instead, Tyra Banks stepped in. Despite mixed reviews from fans of the show, Banks will also return for Season 30 in 2021.
“I mean, you know, Tom Bergeron and Erin. They run the show, this is one of the top rated shows in the world,” said the supermodel Us weekly exclusively upon takeover in September 2020. “Sun [I’m] respecting the stage they created and then adding my icing on the cake. I’m confident, but of course it’s a challenge, but I don’t shy away from a challenge.”
In addition to the host changes, the pro dancers also change at different times of the year. Artem Chigvintsev, for example, was pulled from season 28 at the show’s last minute and was admittedly heartbroken by the experience.
“Obviously it was a massive shock,” he said on The Bellas Podcast in August 2019. “It’s not even a job, it’s a lifestyle if you’ve been doing it for a very long time. I never thought I wouldn’t do it. … received this call, [hearing] ‘There will be no involvement in the show from now on,’ it’s like going through a breakup after 10 years.”
Luckily, the star was brought back for the following season and ended up winning Kaitlyn Bristol as his partner.
So how much do the stars and pros make for their time on the reality competition series? Scroll down for everything we know: