Strictly Come Dancing is a staple of British television on the run-in to Christmas, with the current season being the 17th in the history of the show, which has the same format as Dancing With The Stars.
Over the years Strictly Come Dancing has had some huge celebrity names involved, from professional athletes to television stars and more recently social media influences, the competition has become a big hit.
While it isn’t always the biggest celebrity name who wins the show, those who have earned the Glitterball Trophy tend to have great success, and within this article we will rank the 10 richest winners in the show’s history.
Joe McFadden (Net Worth: $100,000-$1 Million)
Joe McFadden is one of the most recent winners of the show having picked up the Glitterball in 2017 alongside Katya Jones, and he showed tremendous improvement throughout the show.
McFadden is an example of how the early favorites don’t always go on to win on Strictly Come Dancing, with the actor beating the likes of Alexandra Burke and Gemma Atkinson in the live final.
Away from the ballroom, McFadden is best known for his role on Holby City, and he was actually the second person from the show to win Strictly.
Stacey Dooley (Net Worth $760,000)
Stacey Dooley is the most recent Strictly Come Dancing winner, having earned the Glitterball Trophy in 2018 alongside Kevin Clifton, despite the fact that YouTuber Joe Sugg was the heavy favorite.
Dooley’s net worth is just under $1 million, although that is likely to rise as she continues to grow her journalistic career which is on the rise with her fantastic documentaries on various topics always being popular.
Dooley is fantastic in her journalistic role in the sense that she is very down to earth and relatable, which is why she has become so popular with the British public.
Louis Smith (Net Worth: $850,000)
Next up on the list is Louis Smith, who won Strictly Come Dancing back in 2012 on the tenth anniversary of the show, with the public vote being crucial in swaying things his way that year.
Smith competed against Denise Van Outen and Kimberley Walsh in the final and the judges did actually give them higher ratings, but the public vote pushed Smith to the Glitterball Trophy.
In terms of his $850,000 net worth, Louis Smith gained that from his incredible gymnastic career, achieving a bronze and two silver medals at the Olympic Games, having competed in three during his career.
Darren Gough (Net Worth: $1 Million)
Darren Gough was a brilliant personality on Strictly Come Dancing in the third series of the show which took place back in 2005, with the former England cricket star not being shy of confidence.
Nobody knew what to expect from Gough when he was announced for the show, and people certainly didn’t expect him to win as he never made it to the top of the leader board throughout the entire show.
However, Gough was consistent throughout and that proved to be enough to take him all the way, with his popularity among viewers certainly helping.
Harry Judd (Net Worth: $2 Million)
Harry Judd was crowned champion during ninth series of the show in 2011 where he and Aliona Vilani managed to defeat Jason Donovan and his partner Chelsee Healey in the final.
Judd, who has a net worth of $2 million, is most well-known for his role in the band McFly, where he is the drummer. The band is incredibly popular in the UK, with several hit albums.
After several years on hiatus, the band has recently reunited and announced sold-out a tour, proving that their fanbase remains as large as ever.
Abbey Clancy (Net Worth: $3.4 Million)
Abbey Clancy is an English lingerie and catwalk model, who has also grown into a television personality over the years, helping her grow a net worth of $3.4 million, which only grew due to her performances on Strictly Come Dancing.
Clancy appeared on the show in 2013 and was a huge hit, Natalie Gumede and Susanna Reid to win the Glitterball Trophy in what was the eleventh series of the show.
As well as her own career, Clancy is married to former professional soccer player Peter Crouch, who is one of the most popular English players to grace the Premier League.
Alesha Dixon (Net Worth: $4 Million)
Alesha Dixon, who has a net worth of $4 million is best known for her singing career, having originally started being a member of the girl band, Mis-Teeq, and eventually having a successful solo career as well.
Dixon has also thrived in her role as a judge on the popular talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, where she has worked for several years helping to scout out the next big star in the U.K.
The singer appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in the fifth series of the show in 2007 where she won the series, and just two years later she returned to the show, this time to be a judge.
Natasha Kaplinsky (Net Worth: $5 Million)
Natasha Kaplinsky is a very well-respected television presenter, newsreader, and journalist, who is best known for her work on Sky News, BBC News, and ITV News, helping her earn an OBE.
Her fantastic career in the world of journalism has earned her a net worth of $5 million, and she is one of the most popular hosts on news television now.
As well as having a great career in media, Kaplinsky also has the ability to state that she was the first-ever Strictly Come Dancing winner, all the way back in 2004.
Jay McGuinness (Net Worth: $8 Million)
Speaking of singers, another former winner is Jay McGuinness, who is best known for being part of the group, The Wanted, but to fans of Strictly Come Dancing, he is best known for his fantastic ability on the dance floor.
McGuinness won the competition in 2015 and put on one of the most famous dances in the history of the show during movie week, with his performance of the infamous dance from Pulp Fiction.
McGuinness’ band, The Wanted, is currently on an indefinite hiatus, which began back in 2014, but he does have a net worth of $8 million, which he managed to grow during that time.
Caroline Flack (Net Worth: $8 Million)
Another former Strictly Come Dancing winner with a net worth of $8 million is Caroline Flack, who is a television and radio presenter who is best known for hosting the popular reality show, Love Island.
Flack danced her way to the famous Glitterball Trophy back in 2014, winning the twelfth season of the show, scoring three perfect 40s for all of her routines in the performance, which was a monumental moment.
Caroline Flack remains one of the greatest celebrity dancers in the history of the show, which is why it wasn’t a huge surprise that she ended up winning in 2014.
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