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My Mum Tracy Beaker: Dani Harmer to reprise role in reboot after 15 years

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!

It has been confirmed Dani Harmer will be taking the lead once again. Dani Harmer as Tracy Beaker 31-year-old Dani, who is now a mum to a four-year-old girl, will be starring in 'My Mum Tracy Beaker', which will depict Tracy as a single mum with a 12-year-old daughter called Jess. Speaking about her return to the iconic character, Dani said, "I can't wait to return again to the role of Tracy. I'm a fan myself and want to know what happens next and where this journey takes her. The 2012 Strictly Come Dancing contestant went on to say, "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." Let's hope she says 'bog off' at least once!

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.

Lisa Coleman now As well as reprising her role as Cam in Tracy Beaker Survival Files, Lisa as went on to star in other shows such as Hollyoaks, Casualty and EastEnders. Montanna Thomson as Justine Littlewood Montanna played Dumping Ground resident and Tracy's frenemy Justine Littlewood. She originally auditioned for the lead role of Tracy, but it was decided she was a better fit as feisty Justine. Montanna Thompson now Montanna has since appeared in TV shows such as Casualty, Sugar Rush, The Last Detective and Doctors. Nisha Nayar as Elaine Boyak aka Elaine the Pain Social worker Elaine got a lot of stick from Tracy and the rest of the kids at the dumping ground, but let's be honest she was bit of a pain, wasn't she?

Nisha Nayar now Following her role as Elaine the Pain (she'll never shake that name, tbh), Nisha appeared in episodes of Doctor Who, The Bill and Doctors. Clive Rowe as Duke Ellington Duke was a care-worker at the Dumping Ground and responsible for cooking up a storm for the kids. Clive Rowe now Clive has also starred in episodes of Doctor Who and even landed small roles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 2017's Beauty And The Beast film starring Emma Watson. Darragh Mortell as Crash Tracy and Liam aka Crash didn't get off to the best of starts in The Story of Tracy Beaker but later became one of her best friends in the Dumping Ground. Craig Roberts now From The Dumping Ground to Hollywood, Craig has gone on to star in a number of films including Submarine in 2010, as well as 22 Jump Street and the film version of John Niven's Kill Your Friends. Rochelle Gadd as Adele Azupadi Adele was the It girl of the Dumping Ground and oldest member of the squad. Rochelle Gadd now Rochelle played Olivia Johnson in Hollyoaks and has also played small roles in other shows like Doctors and the TV show Suspicion. The Story of Tracy Beaker first aired on the BBC for three years, leaving our screens in 2005. The spin-off, Tracy Beaker Returns, was released five years later, running from 2010 to 2012. It saw Tracy return as a care worker, alongside her old care worker Mike. Since finding fame on the children's programme, Dani has opened her own drama academy and appeared on various reality TV shows. This is some big news to start your week off, Dani Harmer has announced that 15 years after the last series aired she is officially reprising her role as Tracy Beaker in a reboot set to land next year. In an interview with The Sun on Sunday, Harmer confirmed that she would be returning to play the iconic character in a new show called My Mum Tracy Beaker, which will air next year and is based on Jacqueline Wilson's book of the same name. The reboot of the iconic show will follow a now grown-up Tracy as she grapples with life as a single mum of 12-year old daughter Jess. Speaking about reprising the role Harmer said, "I can't wait to return again to the role of Tracy. I'm a fan myself and want to know what happens next and where this journey takes her. The official book synopsis says, "Jess thinks Tracy is the best mum ever, even when she shouts at her teachers! Sign up to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered straight to your inbox. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io Click 'I agree' to allow Verizon Media and our partners to use cookies and similar technologies to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. We will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products. Click 'Learn more' to learn and customise how Verizon Media and our partners collect and use data. It's been three years since the UK caught up with Tracy Beaker, but now Dani Harmer has confirmed that she'll be returning to the role in a brand new series. Based on the 2018 book My Mum Tracy Beaker, fans will finally get to see the Queen of Cool navigate raising a 12-year-old of her own on the small screen. So here's everything you need to know about the Tracy Beaker reboot. My Mum Tracy Beaker saw a darker side to author Jacqueline Wilson's previous work on the character, as Stylist notes, which sees Tracy live "a hand-to-mouth existence on a tough housing estate" with her daughter. "I don't want an 'absolutely everything is quite wonderful' ending — after all, at the start of the first book Tracy herself says life isn't a fairy story where everyone lives happily ever after," Wilson said. First published in 1991, Wilson's The Story of Tracy Beaker was adapted into a CBBC series which ran from 2002 to 2005. The series continued in two spin-offs, Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground which saw Tracy working as a care worker in the same care home she grew up in. Harmer only appeared in two episodes of the latter, which focused on a new generation of kids. Set to air on BBC iPlayer in 2021, the Tracy Beaker reboot has yet to begin filming. At the moment, Harmer is the only confirmed cast member returning to the series, and "casting is currently underway to find a young actor to play her daughter, Jess," per Radio Times. "I can't wait to return again to the role of Tracy. I'm a fan myself and want to know what happens next and where this journey takes her," Harmer told the Sun on Sunday, who herself has a four-year-old daughter. So I'm looking forward to seeing how it has changed Tracy but still keeping the same feisty, strong female lead that people know and love." In the meantime, you can watch Tracy Beaker's entire journey on BBC iPlayer from the first episode in 2002 up to the Dumping Ground which ended last December.