Dani Harmer is returning to her iconic role of Tracy Beaker – but this time as a mum.
Filming is finally under way for BBC’s long-awaited show My Mum Tracy Beaker.
The brand-new series, which will be a spin-off of the classic 2000’s children’s programme, will focus on an entirely new chapter in Tracy’s life where she will be the best, and sometimes most embarrassing, mum in the world.
In a first look at the exciting new series, fans have been treated to a glimpse of Tracy’s 11-year-old daughter Jess, played by Emma Davies, who sports the same curly locks as the former child star.
The story, which is told from the perspective of Jess, follows the trials and tribulations of the mother and daughter duo as they try to scrape by financially.
Although they face their daily struggles, they share an incredibly close and loving bond – one which Tracy sadly missed out on with her own mum as she grew up in foster homes.
Lifting the lid on filming the new series, talented young actor Emma admitted that it’s a dream come true to be acting alongside the one and only Dani Harmer.
“I’m really enjoying playing Jess Beaker, she’s such a fun character to play,” the teen explained.
“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!
“Filming so far has been fantastic, everyone is really nice and friendly and I’m having the best time.”
Meanwhile, Dani, now 31, is over the moon to be playing outspoken Tracy again after 15 years.
“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,” she gushed.
Speaking about filming during the pandemic, she added: “Filming during 2020 has been interesting for sure, but it’s been amazing to watch all the talented cast and crew adapt and be very creative with getting the job done.
“As an industry we can deal with anything if we put our minds to it. And we’re proving that it can be done!”
The Story of Tracy Beaker aired on the BBC from 2002 to 2005.
The spin-off, Tracy Beaker Returns, followed on the network from 2010 to 2012.
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