OMG! ‘Tracy Beaker’ Is Coming Back But Not As You Know It

If you grew up watching The Story of Tracy Beaker then this announcement is pretty exciting.

The TV show was adapted from Jacqueline Wilson's books and the author is bringing the series back where fans will see Tracy in the next stage of her life as a mum!

Credit: CBBC
Credit: CBBC

Her upcoming book, My Mum Tracy Beaker, is all about Tracy's adult life in modern-day London as a single mum. However, the story will be told from the perspective of Tracy's daughter, Jess.

Jacqueline says she was inspired to revamp the award-winning book series after seeing that people were still interested in Tracy and her story.

Credit: Doubleday/Nick Sharratt
Credit: Doubleday/Nick Sharratt

She told the Observer: "It's stimulating to think about how people develop as they get older. Tracy has been a character that's haunted me. She's the sort of person who sticks in your mind.

"When I realised just how long ago it was since I wrote the first Tracy Beaker book, I thought: if we were in real time, Tracy herself would be in her 30s. And I've always thought that, even though Tracy had lots of problems in her life and a pretty rubbish mum who was never there for her, Tracy herself would be a good mum, no matter what."

She wanted the sequel to be realistic saying: "How many young women without much education earn enough, with a daughter, to be able to buy their own home in London today? Being Tracy, she wants to be independent, but with a child, how can she be? So she's having to scratch around."

It will be interesting to see Tracy as a mum and we're sure that she'll still be as feisty as ever!

The original TV show was broadcast on CBBC for three years with a whopping 120 episodes.

The new book is due to be published in October.

Words by Haleema Khokhar

Featured Image Credit: CBBC

Stewart Perrie

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