Beaker’s Back – My Mum Tracy Beaker
Ready for the best news you’re about to receive this week? The 31 year old actress Dani Harmer has announced that 15 years after the last series she is making a return as Tracy Beaker is set to return to the BBC next year!
In an interview with The Sun, Harmer confirmed that she would be returning to play the iconic character in a new show called My Mum Tracy Beaker, which is based on Jacqueline Wilson’s book of the same name. It will show us Tracy dealing with life as a single mum of 12-year old daughter Jess.
The official book synopsis says, “Jess thinks Tracy is the best mum ever, even when she shouts at her teachers! Yes, their flat’s a bit mouldy. It’s only just big enough for two. And the Duke Estate is a bit scary. But it’s their happy home. Until Sean Godfrey, Tracy’s rich boyfriend, whisks them away to his mansion, life of fast cars and celebrity stardom. Will Jess’s brilliant mum turn into a new person altogether?”
When asked about the return of Tracy, 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. Being a mother, I know how much it changes you. So 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.”
While Dani is excited to play a more grown up Tracy, she went on to say we will still be seeing her usual sassy traits, and we couldn’t be happier to hear. After all, it wouldn’t be Tracy Beaker without hearing “moron”, “bog off” , “porridge brain” or any other random insult. It’s not yet known whether any of the old cast will be making an appearance in the new series but either way we’re sure it’ll be just as addictive!
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