Strictly's Dani Harmer was terrified for first performance

Dani Harmer
Dani Harmer nervous on Strictly.BBC

Strictly Come Dancing star Dani Harmer has admitted that she was nervous during her first live performance.

Harmer and her professional dancer Vincent Simone received a mixed response from the judges following their waltz.

The Tracy Beaker star was criticised for not smiling during the dance.

However, she blamed her lack of smile and faults on stage fright.

She told It Takes Two: “I was so scared. That was the most terrified I've ever been in my life.

“But I know I have to start smiling more and I know I will.

“I was definitely better in rehearsals. It all really did get to me. My knees were knocking.”

This weekend the pair are to dance the salsa and Simone thinks this routine is better suited to Harmer.

He said this dance will allow the actress to be a bit more “funky”.

Joking about their lack of height, the professional dancer added: “We have to work harder because everything is further away. We have to work on speed. That's going to be our thing.”

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