Dani Harmer pregnant with first child
Tracy Beaker actress and Strictly Come Dancing star Dani Harmer is pregnant with her first child.
Harmer and her boyfriend Simon Brough will welcome the baby this summer after almost a year together.
The 26-year-old former child actress told Hello! magazine: "People still see me as a teenager.
"I did the Rocky Horror Show a couple of years ago and some people were like: 'Hang on ... Tracy Beaker's going to be in her underwear on stage?"
Harmer first played troubled child Tracy Beaker in 2002. She starred as Janet in a production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in 2013.
On the prospect of becoming a parent, she said: " We're over the moon. I still wake up every morning and go, 'I'm pregnant.' It was amazing seeing the scan. I find the whole thing absolutely fascinating. What an amazing, clever thing to be going on inside my body.
"I absolutely can't wait. I'm also really nervous. But I guess I just have to take each day as it comes. I've always wanted to be a mum."
As a mother, Harmer will model herself on her own mum.
She said: "I want to be a fun mum. My mum was really fun and she was a friend as well as a mum. That's what I'd like to have with my child. I know I can tell my mum absolutely anything.
"I think if you can find the balance between respect and friendship, combining all those things into one, that would be perfect."
The couple have decided not to wed until their child is older - and don't want to get married just because of the pregnancy.
Brough said: "Starting a family is something we've joked about pretty much from day one.
"But we don't want to get married just because we're having a baby. Dani wants the little one to walk up the aisle with us, so we'll have to wait a fair few years for that."
:: Read the full article in Hello!, out now.