Michelle Visage confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing – but who is the RuPaul star and how much is she getting paid?

Michelle Visage confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing – but who is the RuPaul star and how much is she getting paid?

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MICHELLE Visage is known and loved by many as star of RuPaul’s Drag Race and now she’s about to get a whole new fanbase as she takes part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Unfortunately the glam diva had to miss the Strictly launch on Monday, August 26, 2019. But fret not you’ll see her on your screens NEXT SATURDAY. Find out more about the diva below…

Michelle Visage is heading for Strictly

Why did Michelle Visage miss the Strictly launch?

Michelle was forced to miss the show’s launch on Monday, August 26, 2019.

The star had filming commitments in the States for another project and was therefore unable to attend.

A source told The Sun Online: “Michelle really wanted to make it to the launch, but sadly a clash of filming commitments meant she is still back in America and couldn’t get back to the UK in time. She’ll be missed.”

What has Michelle Visage said about Strictly?

Michelle Visage revealed that she had signed up to the show on ITV’s Lorraine on August 5, 2019.

Speaking to showbiz reporter Ross King she said: “I am very excited, I am over the moon. I can’t wait to be dramatic and as amazing as I can be. I am 50 and I want to be presenting women of the age.”

She added: “I am Italian so I would love Giovanni and they need to have guns to lift all this!”

How much is Michelle Visage getting paid for Strictly?

Michelle’s appearance on the show will definitely increase her bank balance as she gets the standard £25,000 payment for signing up

If she manages to stay on the dance floor until the end of October this then 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.

Michelle is best known for being judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race
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How is Michelle Visage famous?

Michelle, 50 is an American singer and television start who is best known for being a member of the band Seduction and appearing as a judge on the American reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The former pop singer has become an LGBT icon after eight years on the outrageous drag queen competition — which has a cult following amongst Millennials.

She has also appeared in Celebrity Big Brother in 2015 and in 2018 made her West End debut in flamboyant musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start?

Strictly Come Dancing is returning for its 17th series on BBC One this September.

On Friday, 23, July, it was revealed via a social post on the Strictly account that the official Strictly start date will be Saturday, September 7, 2019.

The news was accompanied by a short trailer which showed the professional dancers posing in glitzy outfits and trying to out perform each other.

It kicked off with the red carpet launch on Monday, August 26, 2019.

There after the main show will air live on Saturday evenings with the results the following day on Sundays.

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