03 August 2020 12:37
Dani Harmer is officially reprising her role as Tracy Beaker in a reboot of the show, 15 years after the last series aired on CBBC. My Mum Tracy Beaker will follow the former stroppy teenager as a single mother to her 12-year-old daughter Jess. The new series is based on the 2018 book of the same name by Jacqueline Wilson, who wrote the original children's novels that inspired the first show. An official synopsis for the book reads: "Jess thinks Tracy is the best mum ever, even when she shouts at her teachers! Harmer said she "can't wait" to return to the beloved role of Beaker, who became synonymous with catchphrases such as "bog off" and "porridge brain".
"I'm a fan myself and want to know what happens next and where this journey takes her," Harmer, 31, told The Sun. She added: "I'm looking forward to seeing how it has changed Tracy but still keeping her the same feisty, strong female lead that people know and love." The Story of Tracy Beaker aired on CBBC from 2002 to 2005. Its spin-off, Tracy Beaker Returns, then followed from 2010 to 2012. The show followed Beaker and a group of kids who lived in a children's care home, which they nicknamed "The Dumping Ground". Dani Harmer reveals Tracy Beaker is RETURNING for new series She's set to reprise the role of the fierce, Dumping Ground teen Dani Harmer Author: William Marriott Published 2 hours ago It's been over 18 years since The Story of Tracy Beaker first landed onto our screens on CBBC, with the feisty teenager becoming an icon for children across the nation. And now old, and new, audiences are set to be blessed with the magic of Tracy and her one-liners, as the show is set for a comeback next year!
After the news was announced yesterday (2nd August), Dani took to Twitter to share a GIF of a girl grinning, hinting at her excitement, which stirred fan frenzy furthermore. A third said, 'we've already watched all of the story of tracy beaker and tracy beaker returns during lockdown and now are half way through the dumping ground i actually cannot wait for this' and a fourth added, '24 year old me is just as excited as a 7 year old me was! Scroll through to see where the cast of Tracy Beaker are now: Dani Harmer as Tracy Beaker Dani Harmer played the iconic role of Tracy Beaker in The Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy Beaker Returns and The Tracy Beaker Survival Files from 2002 all the way up until 2012. Dani Harmer now After Tracy Beaker, Dani went on to star in several other TV shows as well as her own CBBC show Dani's House, which was followed by Dani's Castle in 2013. Lisa Coleman as Cam Lawson Poor Cam had a bit of a tough time constantly being told to 'bog off' by a moody Tracy.