Oliver Bjerrehuus reveals ‘Wild with dance’ salary: ‘I just said some insane amount – which I then got’

Although Oliver Bjerrehuus only managed to participate two Fridays before he smoked out of ‘Wild with dance’ in 2008, he managed to score a pretty nice salary.

It tells the former model in BT’s podcast ‘All the Way’, where he quite untraditionally reveals exactly what he got for participating in TV 2’s popular dance program.

“I was not paid very low, but I do not know where you usually lie, because you must not talk about it,” Oliver Bjerrehuus hesitates, before he finally agrees to put numbers on.

And they are quite tall.

Oliver Bjerrehuus danced with Viktoria Franova when he participated in 'Wild with dance' in 2008.

Oliver Bjerrehuus danced with Viktoria Franova when he participated in ‘Wild with dance’ in 2008.
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Before the today 46-year-old model agreed to participate in ‘Wild with dance’ with the professional dancer Viktoria Franova, he chose to play a little expensive.

He could not dance at all and he had lots of modeling jobs so it was not the money he was missing.

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“So I just screwed up the screwdriver really well and said some insane amount – which I then got,” he says in the podcast, adding that there was more money in the pool at the time because the TV stations did not have the same competition from streaming services as today.

So Oliver Bjerrehuus played out with a lump sum of 120,000 kroner to participate, after which he had to collect 20,000 extra for each program he managed to participate in before he was voted out.

‘Then they said,’ Okay, we can do that. ‘ There I had been a little too fast. So I was like, ‘No, I’m not kidding, damn it. Give me 240,000, and then give me fucking 40,000 per program ‘. Then they said, ‘Oliver, you’re not sorry, are you?’ Then I knew it was very good, “says Oliver Bjerrehuus.

After that, it only took a couple of days before TV 2 called and approved the amount, the model says.

“It’s also about negotiating as best you can for yourself. If you over-negotiate (demand too high a salary, ed.), Then you are dead. Then you just smoke out. “

When Oliver Bjerrehuus was initially a little reluctant to answer, when the hosts of ‘Helt weg’, Anders Hemmingsen and Emma Wittendorff, asked about his ‘Wild with dance’ salary, it is because all the participants are in individual salary negotiations and can earn something vastly different for their participation.

And you can therefore feel as if you are worth nothing if you hear that another celebrity earns much more for the same piece of work, he says.

In addition, people usually keep it a secret out of respect for the production companies, he believes, so that prices are not inflated.

Oliver Bjerrehuus danced with Viktoria Franova when he participated in 'Wild with dance' in 2008.

Oliver Bjerrehuus danced with Viktoria Franova when he participated in ‘Wild with dance’ in 2008.
Photo: Mogens Flindt

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Today, Oliver Bjerrehuus would no longer be able to take 240,000 kroner for a TV participation.

“But luckily I do more jobs today for cheaper money, because often the production companies get pretty mad at me. Because I got some really high prices and then sometimes came with hangovers, “he says, adding that it also meant he quickly smoked out of the programs.

“And then I got lonely, and then I started going to town and spending all the money I had earned.”

Today, he would rather have a normal daily life, where the work is more evenly distributed, the tasks are more pleasant and more varied, and the salary is lower.

“It’s damn what’s important. That you can open your eyes and think: ‘I want that. I’m looking forward to it’. It is fantastic.”

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