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Tracy Beaker has a daughter! Meet Jess Beaker in new BBC series

Dani Harmer will return as Jacqueline Wilson's famous heroine 

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
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Remember when Tracy Beaker was a youngster, and would tell Elaine the Pain to bog off and cause all other kinds of havoc at the Dumping Ground? Now she is all grown up - and has a daughter of her own - in the new BBC series, My Mum Tracy Beaker.

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Newcomer Emma Davies plays 11-year-old Jess, and the story follows the pair as they "try to scrape by financially but with a close and loving bond that Tracy missed out on with her own mum".

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The official synopsis reads: "Their lives are drastically changed with the arrival of Tracy’s rich, new boyfriend, Sean Godfrey. He secretly admired Tracy when they were young and when he was simply known as 'Football'. Now recently retired and with all the trappings of a successful football star, he tries to whisk them away to a life of palatial mansions and fancy cars but, when everything starts to go classically Tracy Beaker pear-shaped, can Jess save the day?" 

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Speaking about playing Jess Beaker, Emma said: "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." 

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There are plenty of familiar faces starring in the show, including Cam, her birth mum Carly and the one and only Justine Littlewood. Speaking about the upcoming show, Dani Harmer, who plays Tracy, said: "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. The script is brilliant and I think the audience is going to love where the story goes." 

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