'Dani Harmer will be in Strictly final' says Darcey BussellBy Becky Barnes
November 29, 2012
Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell said she is sure Bracknell's Dani Harmer will be in the final on Saturday, December 17.
Speaking to the Standard at her book signing in Waterstones, Windsor, this afternoon, the retired ballerina, was full of praise for the 23-year-old actress.
Darcey, 43, said: "She's fabulous - I think she has gone through one of the biggest journeys and she has improved so much.
"She is so good with music and has so much talent.
"I saw her on Strictly - It Takes Two recently, and she said how much she has surprised herself."
The glamorous star revealed daughters Phoebe Olivia and Zoe Sophi are big fans of the Tracy Beaker TV series, in which Dani played the starring role.
She said: "My girls love her and the TV series.
"Without fail she will get into the finals."
The mum-of-two added she wasn't expecting the standard of talent to be so high this year and was impressed with the 'massive improvements' of contestants.
She said: "Denise was good straight away and the others have gained so much confidence too."
Darcey was signing copies of her latest book 'Darcey Bussell: A Life in Pictures' and 'Strictly Come Dancing: The Official Annual 2013'.
Fraser Jansen, assistant manager at Waterstones, Windsor, said: "She has been before and she is a wonderful professional.
"Nothing is too much for her - she engages with everyone."