Strictly’s Michelle Visage left ‘annoyed’ after being snubbed for live arena tour in a ‘blunt’ email

MICHELLE Visage has been snubbed for a place on Strictly’s live arena tour and was delivered the news in a “blunt” email.

The 51-year-old has consistently landed high scores on the show, but has been shot down by producers after being told she was being considered for a spot.

Michelle Visage is paired with fellow Italian Giovanni Pernice on Strictly Come Dancing

Daily Star reports that Michelle received the disappointing news last week.

An insider said: “Michelle was approached by the producers working on the tour a while ago. They talked her through the dates and asked if she could be available.

“But then suddenly she got an email saying she wasn’t needed. The message was short and blunt.

“Michelle was left feeling confused by the whole thing and pretty annoyed. She is trying her hardest to impress on Strictly and feels like she deserved a place on the tour.”

Drag Race UK star Michelle is said to be disappointed over the decision to exclude her from the arena tour
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The Sun Online has contacted the BBC for comment.

Michelle is partnered on the show with fellow Italian Giovanni Pernice.

And the straight-talking Drag Race UK judge has been praised by judges throughout the series.

She was paid the standard £25,000 payment for signing up.

Michelle and Giovanni came second on the leader board in Week 8 and Week 7
Strictly’s Michelle is said to have been left feeling ‘annoyed’ after being snubbed in a ‘blunt’ email

And as she managed to stay on the dance floor until the end of October, her check rises to £40,000.

Any star that makes it to the quarter-finals sees their fee jump to £60,000 – and if she wins she will pocket a whopping £100,000.

Celebs can also make extra cash by signing up to the live tour.


Italian duo Michelle and Giovanni have consistently impressed the judges in the BBC series[/caption]

It takes place in the spring the year after the series finishes.

However, while pro dancers are paid around £30,000 a year, Strictly judges get over three times more.

Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli reportedly earn £110,000 for each series of Strictly.

Brendan Cole previously told Now magazine: “My money from Strictly just about pays the bills. I don’t have a car. I would like to get one but until then I’m on the Tube. I don’t even own my house. I can’t afford it. I rent where I live.”

by – TheSun TV and Showbiz