Revealed: Strictly Come Dancing’s strict rules for the pro dancers

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Strictly Come Dancing chiefs have made the show's professionals follow a list of rules that include no plastic surgery

Strictly Come Dancing stars such as Anton Du Beke, Brendan Cole and Giovanni Pernice, have been subjected to regulations which include not doing their own make-up on the celebrity show and steering clear of having plastic surgery.

A source revealed: "Some of these stipulations are ridiculous, it's always funny when they come through. There've been instances where dancers have run into trouble after flouting these rules."

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Giovanni and Georgia May Foote became a couple after the last series

What's more, a contract seen by the Daily Mirror has revealed the professional dancers - who are paid £42,500 for the five months of physical work, while judges reportedly take home over £90,000 a series - have been asked to refrain from declaring "any political involvement" and cannot take "action to try to manipulate the public vote... such as setting up a call centre... or taking out a national advertising campaign".

Their costumes are vetted by BBC bosses, who have the last say in what they wear.

Meanwhile, producers are in the process of deciding the final line-up after Aliona Vilani - who guided Jay McGuiness to win the glitter ball trophy last year - Kristina Rihanoff and Ola Jordan quit.

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Strictly 2015 winners Jay and Aliona

Celebrity contestants are also yet to be revealed, however names thrown into the hat include Bucks Fizz star Cheryl Baker, Anastacia, Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery, TV presenting duo Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes and Coronation Street’s Ryan Thomas.

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC1 later this year.