STRICTLY Come Dancing’s professionals fear a mass cull when next year’s contracts are dished out in January.
The dancers are braced for the fallout from this series — the most controversial to date.
Katya Jones, 29, and choreographer husband Neil, 35, fear a backlash after she was caught snogging her celeb partner Seann Walsh.
Ex Playboy model Nadiya Bychkova, 29, is also thought to be in the firing line after failing to win fans as bosses expected.
Nadiya and Blue singer Lee Ryan were the second couple voted out this series.
Meanwhile, South African newcomer Johannes Radebe, 31, is on shaky ground after comparing Blackpool — Britain’s ballroom hub — to a “squatter camp”.
A TV insider said: “January is when the new cast contracts are issued and this year there is massive panic from the dancers about their futures.
“Katya and Neil are worried bosses feel her dalliance with Seann has left a black mark that can’t be removed against their names.
“Johannes is mortified by the comments he made about the annual visit to Blackpool. He is worried his loose lips could jeopardise his future.
“And Nadiya has failed to get the audience to support or like her.
“Others are also panicked. Everyone feels that they have to be on best behaviour.”
A Strictly spokeswoman said: “We never comment on contractual matters.”
Chiefs shocked fans by axing Brendan Cole after 14 years in January.