Tracy Beaker: BBC releases first look at Jacqueline Wilson character with her daughter


The first look at Tracy Beaker's daughter has been released by the BBC.

New series My Mum Tracy Beaker will see Dani Harmer, 31, return as Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s beloved character for the first time since 2012 – but now she is a mum.

She first played the role when she was 13.

The CBBC show will focus on a new chapter of Beaker's life and will be told from the perspective of her 11-year-old daughter, Jess, played by Emma Davies.

Speaking about her role, Davies said: "I'm really enjoying playing Jess Beaker, she's such a fun character to play. It was so awesome to start work on the show as me and my brother have watched Tracy Beaker for as long as I can remember, we are huge fans!

‘My Mum Tracy Beaker’ will introduce the character’s daughterBBC
‘My Mum Tracy Beaker’ will introduce the character’s daughterBBC

"Filming so far has been fantastic, everyone is really nice and friendly and I'm having the best time."

Harmer added: “Words can’t describe how excited I am to bring Tracy back! I’m just like all the fans and have been desperate to find out what Tracy has been up to and where her next journey is going to take her. It’s been so lovely to work with some familiar faces too."

Returning for the series will be Lisa Coleman as Tracy's adopted mum Cam, Ruth Gemmell as her birth mum Carly and Montanna Thompson, who plays Tracy's nemesis Justine Littlewood.

"Feeling old yet?" one person wrote on social media after seeing the picture for the first time.

Others reacted with surprise and excitement at the news the character will be returning to screens.

Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of Wilson's first Beaker story.

My Mum Tracy Beaker is expected to be broadcast in 2021, and will be available to watch on CBBC and BBC iPlayer.

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