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Filming Has Started On New BBC 'Tracy Beaker' Series

Filming Has Started On New BBC 'Tracy Beaker' Series

PSA: filming has officially begun on the BBC's new 'Tracy Beaker' series - and we're feeling super nostalgic.

Star of the original show Dani Harmer shared the news on Twitter, writing: "Wow haven't missed a 5am alarm!!!! But it's the first day of filming so I'm so excited!!! Can't believe it's actually happening. #MyMumTracyBeaker."

The original CBBC series was a hit with millennial kids and tweens, and made central cast member Dani famous.

Now a follow-up series will see the actress reprise her role of Tracy in My Mum Tracy Beaker, which will be based on Jacqueline Wilson's recent book of the same name.

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The original CBBC series made a star of Dani (Credit: BBC)
The original CBBC series made a star of Dani (Credit: BBC)

As you might have guessed from the title, in the new version, Tracy is all grown up with a daughter of her own - and the very notion of Tracy as a parent is making us feel very old.

Talking about the new series, 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."

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Naturally, Dani's Twitter follows were excited to hear that filming had begun.

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One wrote: "I'm excited to watch even at 30!!! Tracy beaker was my favourite kids programme!!!"

"I can't wait. I grew up watching Tracy Beaker," gushed another.

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While a third commented: "Happy filming! Can't wait to see the finished production."

Dani first appeared in The Story of Tracy Beaker in 2002. The series followed a ten-year-old girl living in a children's residential care home nicknamed the "Dumping Ground".

The actress later made a comeback in Tracy Beaker Returns between 2010 and 2012, in which she played a careTracyworker.

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Dani - who has gone on to appear on Strictly Come Dancing - has admitted that fans frequently get her confused with her screen character.

An air date for the new series is yet to be announced, but in the mean time you can enjoy a blast from the past by catching up with all the vintage episodes of Tracy Beaker on iPlayer.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, BBC, TV Entertainment

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Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.