Nicola Adams set to rake in millions as Strictly star is inundated with job offers – before the show’s even started
NICOLA Adams could rake in millions as she's inundated with job offers before Strictly Come Dancing has even started.
The 37-year-old boxer is making history as one half of the show's first same-sex couple.
And as excitement builds towards this weekend's live launch, The Sun can reveal Nicola is in line to become the highest paid Strictly star ever.
Insiders say she could make more out of the BBC dance show than she did in her boxing career as big name brands prepare to offer are hundreds of thousands of pounds to seal the deal.
Firms are desperate to cash in on Nicola after she was paired up with professional dancer Katya Jones.
Despite the show yet to officially launch, Nicola has been bombarded with big-money deals from fashion and sports brands who want her to be their ambassador.
A source told The Sun: “Nicola is already emerging as the most sought after person the show has seen.
"The level of interest has been staggering. Sportswear firm Everlast are believed to be frantically trying to tie up a new deal.
"But she’s also catching the eye of M&S who think she could open them up to a new, modern audience.
"She is also prolific on TikTok and will continue to use the platform through the series to communicate directly with fans.
"This will obviously also be a platform where she can promote products too.
"She retired quite early too and everyone is tipping her to earn more through SCD than boxing."
Katya was officially revealed as Nicola's professional dance partner this weekend.
The sports star vowed to "set fire to the dance floor" as she teased exciting plans for the series ahead.
Asked by host Tess Daly if she's got her eyes on the prize, Nicola replied: "You know what? I have."
She added to Claudia Winkleman: "I want people to see my personality, my fun side and my bubbly side.
"I want to set fire to the dance floor and bust some moves."
Olympian Nicola was the first openly LGBT person to win a boxing Gold at the 2012 Games.
Now she's hoping to make history again this year by taking home the glitterball trophy with stunning Katya, 31.
This week her girlfriend Ella Baig insisted they won't fall victim to the show’s notorious curse. – despite Nicola saying she finds Katya “smoking hot”.
M&S and Everlast gave no comment.
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