Heavenly King Aaron Kwok to judge So You Think You Can Dance in China for S$6m
Published on Mar 17, 2014 6:33 PM
Hong Kong - Aaron Kwok, Chinese pop's lord of dance, has closed a record 30- million yuan (S$6-million) deal to judge Zhejiang Satellite TV's So You Think You Can Dance, says Apple Daily.
The Chinese broadcaster offered the same deal to another Heavenly King, Andy Lau, to appear on another talent show, The Voice Of China, but he has yet to sign on the dotted line because of a scheduling problem, says the report.
Chinese television is booming and popular provincial broadcasters are courting superstars with loads of money. Actor Chow Yun Fat was offered 50 million yuan to judge China's Got Talent on Shanghai Media Group's Dragon TV but he refused, says Apple Daily. Apparently, he loves only acting and finds appearing on a weekly variety show too tiring.
Singer Jacky Cheung also turned down 40 million yuan to be on the judging panel of The Voice Of China because he did not want to be away from his two daughters, says the report. Producers reached out to him as Lau is tied up in a movie by Chinese studio Huayi Brothers.
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