Outnumbered's Tyger Drew-Honey backs Dani Harmer for Strictly Come Dancing win

Outnumbered star Tyger Drew-Honey has backed Dani Harmer to win on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

The pair danced together earlier this year on BBC One's Let's Dance for Sport Relief, performing a Bugsy Malone dance tribute routine to make it through to the final.

Now Dani's going it alone on Strictly, and Tyger is giving the Tracy Beaker star her full backing.

Speaking to DigitalSpy, he said: "I hope she does really well, and I think she will.

"No offence meant, but the older people are slightly less athletic, so she'll have an advantage in that sense. And also, from when we were rehearsing Just Dance, [I know] she's got natural dance talent. She's done ballet for years and years, so she does know how to dance."

The young actor also revealed he too was being lined up for the new series, but didn't make the cut.

However he said he'd love to join the show in future.

"I actually got [considered] for Strictly this year, but obviously I didn't get it," he said. "I don't want to take anything away from Dani whatsoever, but I think it might have been a case of choosing between me or her, purely because of the fact that we'd been on Just Dance.

"When I first heard about maybe getting it, I was so excited - I really wanted to do it. And then as time went on... I sort of got it into my head that I hadn't got it. And then I thought that it was actually probably for the best."

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 airs this Saturday night on BBC One.

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