Is this the real reason why Danny John-Jules signed up for 'Strictly'?

Laura Hannam
Danny John-Jules is part of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line-up (BBC Pictures)

Death in Paradise and Red Dwarf actor Danny John-Jules could be doing Strictly Come Dancing to get out of debt. Despite being a successful television actor, it has been revealed that his business KMBA Productions reported losses of £21,468 in 2017.

The winner of Strictly Come Dancing wins £100,000 and each contestant is given a flat fee of £25,000 just for signing up, according to reports.

The 57-year-old actor lives in a £1 million home in West London, with his wife and Death in Paradise production manager Petula Langlais, 41 and their two children.

He’s already proved to be a bit of a controversial contestant, as some of his Tweets have resurfaced which insinuate him linking Strictly Come Dancing to racism.

In Tweets dating back to 2016, Danny John-Jules accused Strictly Come Dancing of “They always get rid of the black guy first” and that “The brothers are always “two left footed” with a big grin.”

In this year’s Strictly Come Dancing Danny John-Jules has been paired with Amy Dowden. On the Saturday launch episode, John-Jules said of the pairing: “Amy put me through my paces when I first came to meet you guys!”

Strictly Come Dancing returns on BBC One Saturday September 22nd.

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