Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer is the first celebrity name to be confirmed for the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing.
The news broke following reports that touring musical, Disco Inferno, which starred Dani in a main role, had been cancelled due to her alleged participation in Strictly.
According to the BBC, an investor pulled out after learning that the 23-year-old leading lady had quit to take part in the show.
A spokesperson for the BBC has since confirmed that Harmer will be appearing on the dancing reality programme, saying:
“We’re delighted Dani is on board for Strictly and, when booked, was 100% available.”
Dani apologised over Twitter to those who had already bought tickets for the 1970s-based musical, posting:
“I would just like to send a massive apology to everyone that has booked tickets to see Disco Inferno! Unfortunately the tour has been cancelled!
“On behalf of all the cast thank you to all your amazing tweets from you guys who have seen and enjoyed it! We’re all gutted.”
Disco Inferno tells the tale of a wannabe rockstar who sells his soul to the devil to fulfill his dreams.
The production, which also starred Javine Hylton and actor Sam Attwater, ran for just one week before it was cancelled.
The full line-up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing is expected next week.