'Strictly Come Dancing' star Dani Harmer has been the subject of cruel weight jibes since joining the show earlier this year, with Twitter trolls labelling the size six star 'fat'.

However, the former 'Tracy Beaker' star has insisted she 'loves having curves' and her 'Kim Kardashian bum'.

In an interview with Closer magazine, where she was transformed into Dita Von Teese’s minxier younger sister, she blasted the critics who have made her doubt herself.

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“It makes me so angry,” she said. “I try to put it down to jealousy, but some of the nastier comments have made me doubt myself. I started to think, ‘What are they seeing that I’m not?’

"It got to the point where I thought about taking a photo of my top with the [size 6] label showing! You feel you have to prove yourself.”

Dani also revealed that she turned to her 'Strictly' co-star Lisa Riley to help her cope with the negative comments.

“Lisa’s my best pal on the show and I’ve talked to her a lot about it as she gets c**p on Twitter over her weight as well. She’s great, she loves her body just the way it is and she’s getting out there every Saturday night, enjoying it and ignoring the haters. Her positivity really rubs off on me.”

However, unlike Lisa, who has dropped four dress sizes since beginning training for the show, Dani hasn't lost any weight - but nor does she want to.

“I’m already quite tiny and I don’t want to look like a skeleton.

"My bum is shrinking a bit though, which I’m quite upset about,” she added.

The full interview appears in this week's Closer magazine, on sale now.


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  • Former 'Loose Women' star Denise Welch lost over two stone after becoming the face of LigherLife and taking up a new fitness regime in 2013.

  • The Steps singer managed to shed the weight she gained after the band split, but then she fell pregnant and battled to lose it since.

  • Gastric-band-gate swept the nation when it was revealed Fern hadn't exactly told the truth about her weight loss.

  • Dawn French was always been known for being a bit on the larger side, and that's why we loved her. Well, there's less of her to love now as since her split with Lenny she's shed a fair few pounds.

  • That picture on the left actually scares us. It's like she wants us to motorboat in that cleavage. Bleugh.

  • Bristolian comic Justin Lee Collins has gone from rock-sized to rock star after dieting.

  • Former Emmerdale actress Pauline Quirke lost several stone after being told she was morbidly obese.

  • It was revealed that Geri's dramatic weight loss was due to an eating disorder. Luckily she's settled back to a healthy weight now.

  • He's the man of the moment on The X Factor, but after the original Take That split Barlow ballooned.

  • James Corden's role in <em>One Man Two Guv'nors</em> helped him to shift over five stone.

  • TOWIE's Gemma shed four stone on a bid to win Mick Norcross. She gave up the bags of crisps but didn't manage to bag the bloke. Good job she's got Arg now then.

  • Pete's frame isn't the only thing shocking here. WTF is with that hair? Anyway, Pete shed the pounds when he split with Jordan. We didn't hear anything about that?

  • Eh up, don our Kerreh look slim. Must 'av been on t'Weight Watchers.

  • Jack Osbourne has struggled a lot with his size and is still yo-yoing with his weight now.

  • Gerard Butler has never exactly been a porker, but he's swapped his stocky frame for a much leaner one.

  • Jessie Wallace looked unrecognisable after slimming down, but since returning to Easties, Jessie has regained Kat's curvier figure.

  • <em>Superbad</em> actor Jonah Hill made jaws drop across the world when he unveiled his new look at an awards bash. He's hoping to lose more too.

  • The once teeny weeny, leather-chaps wearing Christina Aguilera got tongues a-wagging when she ditched her slight frame.


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