You're here: Home - TV Talk - Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Dani Harmer (w/Vincent Simone) No Comments

Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Dani Harmer (w/Vincent Simone)

Dani is best known for playing Tracy Beaker in the hit CBBC series The Story Of Tracy Beaker.

She played the character for over 10 years and picked up a children’s BAFTA award for Best Drama and a nomination for an RTE award for Best Drama.

She has most recently starred in her own series Dani’s House. Determined, fun-loving and feisty she’ll give her all to the competition and is likely to be a bit of a handful for the judges!

What are you most looking forward to about taking part in Strictly?

The thing I’m most looking forward to is learning all the different styles of dance. I’ve always wanted to learn how to Tango, and now I might get the chance! I’m also really looking forward to finding out who my partner is, I’ve never had to dance with anyone else before so it will certainly be a challenge.

Do you think appearing on Let’s Dance For Sport Relief earlier this year will help your nerves going into Strictly?

It will definitely help. Let’s Dance For Sport Relief is like the perfect warm up to Strictly. I know what it feels like to have to learn a routine in a short space of time, and I know what it feels like to have to dance in front of millions of people. That will help, but I’m still incredibly nervous about stepping onto the ballroom floor.

The sparkly Strictly costumes couldn’t be further from your look as Tracy Beaker – are you looking forward to embracing the spray tan and sequins?

I’m quite a tomboy so I wouldn’t say I’m overly excited about the spray tan but I will embrace it and enjoy it. As for the sequins and glitter – I’m a girl, I can’t wait!

[poll id=48/]

Written by: TV Newsroom

TV Newsroom writes about all things telly related; from entertainment news to sports coverage.

Updated: Saturday 6 October 2012

The sixth episode of Strictly Come Dancing was watched by an average of 10.4 million viewers between 6:30pm and 8:05pm, with a peak of 11.6 million viewers. The show had more than a two million lead over The X Factor.. An average of 8.4 million…

Johnny Ball has become the first contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2012. The TV personality and his professional partner Iveta Lukosiute were forced into a dance-off with Daybreak presenter Richard Arnold and his partner Erin Boag after both couples polled the lowest points in…

The first weekend of competitive dancing has helped bookmakers re-evaluate their Strictly Come Dancing odds according to leading online betting comparison site Oddschecker.com Impressive debuts from previously unfancied dancers such as Lisa Riley, Sid Owen and Colin Salmon alongside below par performances from Victoria Pendleton…

American model and actress Jerry Hall is no stranger to showbiz after becoming one of the top supermodels of the 70s and 80s. Her celebrity status rocketed even further after gracing magazine covers such as Vogue and high profile relationships with rock royalty. She has…

Lisa Riley became a household name as feisty barmaid Mandy Dingle in the ITV1 soap Emmerdale. Her popularity saw her take over from Jeremy Beadle as host of popular TV show You’ve Been Framed and go on to star in Fat Friends and Scott and…

As one fifth of the biggest girl band in the UK, Girls Aloud, Kimberley Walsh has notched up 20 consecutive top ten singles (including four number ones), five platinum albums and sold in excess of 4.2 million albums. Most recently she has stormed the West…