Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Bruno Tonioli praises ‘woman’ Dani Harmer & she gets advice from Jedward!

by Anna Howell

Bruno Tonioli has been praising Dani Harmer ahead of Saturday night’s Strictly Come Dancing final.

The Italian Stallion has been a big fan of the Tracey Beaker star for the last few weeks and on the semi final compared the pint sized actress to legendary dancer Ginger Rogers.

She danced twice on the penultimate performance show and Bruno can’t believe how much she has grown up over the course of the series.

Speaking on It Takes Two he said:

“She has [grown up]. The thing is she is very young and doesn’t have much experience, but technically she has always been very good, she has always been very lean and well placed but you have to embrace different characters, each dance has a role and she is starting to do that.”

He added:

“She always tries to get the footwork technically right, she pays a lot of attention to it, but now she is starting to bring the character in as well. She has always been very constant, clean and precise, but now we are starting to see a little something else.”


Bruno continued:

“During the Argentine Tango you saw that other side to her. She never went wrong, but she played it like a grown-up, we have got a woman now.”

Dani and her professional partner Vincent Simone are currently preparing for Strictly Come Dancing’s final on Saturday and she’s been getting some advice form her pals Jedward for the night.

Harmer tweeted:

“Just had the best advice from @planetjedward for the #SCD final! “Just think what would Shirley temple do”! Ill give it a go xxx”

Dani Harmer and Vincent Simone on Strictly Come Dancing

She’s made quite a big promise to her fans too and joked:

“In week one me and @vincentsimone said if we win we are going to get matching tattoos of the glitterball Now were in the final it may happen”

We would love to see that happening!

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