Dani Harmer says Fern is her Strictly mum

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 October 2012
Dani Harmer

Dani Harmer

Dani Harmer has revealed Fern Britton has been looking after her during the 'Strictly Come Dancing' rehearsals and is like her "second mum"

Dani Harmer says Fern Britton is her surrogate mum on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 23-year-old actress admits the 55-year-old TV presenter has taken her under wing during rehearsals and has been a great support since they both started training for the BBC ballroom dancing show.

Dani is relieved they are getting on so well because she used to idolise Fern when she co-hosted 'This Morning'.

The former 'Story of Tracy Beaker' star exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "The person I was most excited about meeting actually was Fern Briton. I grew up watching her on 'This Morning' all of the time and I just always wanted her to be, like, my auntie. When I first met her I was like, 'Please please please be nice,' and she's just the nicest lady in the world. She's so lovely. She's becoming my second mum already - she's looking after me."

Dani was also excited to meet Kimberley Walsh because she is a fan of Girls Aloud, but she insists she's getting on great with all the other celebrities.

She said: "I was a massive Girls Aloud fan and I really appreciate what they've done. Kimberley is great - she's a really nice girl. But everyone's really down to earth and lovely."

Dani is dancing with Vincent Simone and the professional dancer has told her to use her acting experience to help her master their routines.

She revealed: "Vincent told me that I should just pretend I'm the world champion in ballroom every time I go on the dancefloor. I've definitely taken that into consideration and am going to try and act my way through the routines."

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