Dani Harmer To Return As Tracy Beaker In A Brand New Series
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Dani Harmer has announced she will be returning to the CBBC role that made her famous in the '00s and our inner tweens are doing a little happy dance.
The 31-year old actress and 2012 Strictly Come Dancing contestant told The Sun on Sunday newspaper she will be reprising her role of Tracy Beaker in My Mum Tracy Beaker, which will be based on Jacqueline Wilson's recent book of the same name.
With Tracy now all grown up and single mum to her 12-year-old daughter Jess, she 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."
Casting is now underway to find a young actress to play her daughter, too, so watch this space.
Dani first starred on The Story of Tracy Beaker in 2002, reprising her role for Tracy Beaker Returns between 2010 and 2012, and previously admitted she still gets stopped in the street by people who thinks she is the fictional character IRL.
"I do have the odd occasion where people actually think I am Tracy Beaker in real life and the whole thing is real. And I just put it down to the fact that we really did a great job on that programme."
If you're looking to get your fix of Tracy before the new show airs on next year, the TV series The Story of Tracy Beaker and spin-offs Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground are currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer, and you can also turn into the Tracy Beaker podcast which is based on the books by beloved children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson.