Strictly Come Dancing 2012: ‘Tracy Beaker’ Star Is First Confirmed Celeb!

Tracy Beaker actress Dani Harmer has announced that she is taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this year.

The 23-year-old confirmed the news via Twitter today… perhaps a little earlier than BBC bosses had anticipated.

She also had to deny the suggestion that a tour of the Disco Inferno musical had been cancelled because she had opted to take part in the ballroom contest.

She wrote: “As you know disco inferno has been cancelled but it has nothing to do with me. It is…All down to bad management and money! But I can now confirm I’m doing strictly come dancing! So yea.”

Her representative added: “We share the disappointment of Dani’s fans that the Disco Inferno tour was regrettably cancelled. But we’re delighted that the BBC have offered Dani this exciting opportunity, which she is now able to confirm.”

A BBC spokesperson re-affirmed: “We’re delighted Dani is on board for Strictly and, when booked, was 100% available.”

Dani has previously participated in Let’s Dance For Sport Relief, and attempted to launch a pop career in 2009.

Who else do you want to see on the line-up?