Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer slammed for being 'overweight' on Strictly 'I was size six'

Dani Harmer, who shot to fame at the age of 12 in The Story of Tracy Beaker, appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2012. The small-screen star has now revealed how she was fat-shamed during her stint in the dance competition.

The 32-year-old admitted her shock at being hit with cruel comments over her appearance on the BBC reality series.

Dani, who was a size six when she competed in Strictly, didn’t understand where the nasty messages came from.

“I got so many messages, people telling me that I’m fat, that I’m overweight and I was like a size six at the time,” Dani remarked.

“So I was like, ‘Holy moly, if I’m fat, God knows what other people must be thinking if they’re bigger than me’, that must be just horrible.”

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The family’s life is transformed by Tracy’s new rich footballer boyfriend, Sean Godfrey, played by Jordan Duvigneau.

Speaking about the programme, the actress shared her excitement at bringing her character back to life.

She said: “So Tracy now is a mum. Which is amazing, I think the last time we saw her she was working as a care worker in her 20s.”

The TV star previously admitted she was nervous about reprising her role in the series.

“Off to Manchester I go! Stupid virus means I can’t see my family for five weeks which is going to be beyond tough! But needs must!

“The mum guilt is off the scale! Let’s hope these 5 weeks go super quick! Thank goodness for FaceTime,” she told her Instagram followers.

Meanwhile, the TV personality marked a new milestone as she celebrated her birthday today.

Taking to Instagram, Dani shared a series of heartwarming messages from fans on her big day.