My Mum Tracy Beaker becomes CBBC's most successful launch ever

Sam Warner
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Photo credit: Matt Squire - BBC
Photo credit: Matt Squire - BBC

From Digital Spy

My Mum Tracy Beaker has broken a huge record for CBBC just days after it premiered.

The new revival series sees Dani Harmer return to the role of Tracy Beaker, who is now grown up and navigating life with a daughter.

The three-parter has now racked up over 2.1 million streams in its first three days of being available, making it CBBC's most successful launch ever.

Photo credit: Matt Squire - BBC
Photo credit: Matt Squire - BBC

"These viewing figures are extraordinary," said Patricia Hidalgo, Director, Children's & Education at the BBC.

"We've had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to My Mum Tracy Beaker from viewers of all ages, proving how much love there continues to be for home-grown, British drama.

"CBBC continues to produce programmes that reflect the lives of children in the UK and leaves them with fond memories of iconic characters as they grow into adults. We're thrilled to bring the adventures of Tracy and daughter Jess to new and existing fans alike."

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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The new series includes scenes of Tracy's foster mum Cam Lawson marrying another woman, which comes after fans previously felt that she was LGBTQ+ in the original shows and books by Jacqueline Wilson.

Harmer herself tweeted praise over Cam's wedding, saying: "At last Cam finally got her happy ending!!! We were fuming when she got married off to a man in the original series! It was ridiculous! But so glad Cam got what she deserved! She is a Queen and deserved a Queen in return."

My Mum Tracy Beaker is available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.

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