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10 years later, this is what the cast of Tracy Beaker Returns is up to now

The actress who played Tee is pregnant!


It’s been just over 10 years since the final episode of Tracy Beaker Returns aired and the cast of arguably the best show on CBBC has been pretty busy.

Tracy Beaker Returns was the first spin-off series from the original Story of Tracy Beaker and saw a now adult Tracy Beaker return to the Dumping Ground but this time as an assistant care worker. It ran for three seasons and a new spin-off came out a year later called The Dumping Ground which many of the cast appeared in.

But it wasn’t just CBBC shows the cast worked on. A few of them have gone onto star in big Netflix productions like Mia McKenna-Bruce (who played Tee) who starred in the new adaptation of Persuasion alongside Dakota Johnson. Outside of work there’s been marriages, babies and a university degree.

This is everything the cast of Tracy Beaker Returns is up to now:

Tracy Beaker – Dani Harmer

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No matter what she does in her career Dani Harmer will always be the one and only Tracy Beaker. Following on from the original Tracy Beaker series and Tracy Beaker returns, Dani continued acting on CBBC starring in her own show called Dani’s House, and a later show called Dani’s Castle. Most recently she’s returned as an adult Tracy Beaker on CBBC in two other shows called My Mum Tracy Beaker and The Beaker Girls.

Aside from acting Dani has starred in Strictly Come Dancing where she finished in fourth place, and competed on Celebrity Come Dine With Me, Pointless and Celebrity Mastermind. She’s also been in a few pantomimes over the years, most recently as Snow White.

Dani is currently in a relationship with Simon Brough and the couple have two children together, a daughter named Avarie-Belle Betsy Rachel Brough and a son called Rowan León James Brough, who was born earlier this year.

Carmen – Amy-Leigh Hickman

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Amy-Leigh Hickman took on the role of Carmen who was the outgoing and girly child in the Dumping Ground. Tracy Beaker Returns was her first ever acting role and she appeared in all three seasons of the show before continuing her role as Carmen for the next three years in the series The Dumping Ground.

After leaving the show in 2016 Amy-Leigh went onto have a recurring role in Eastenders as Linzi Bragg. She then went onto star in the series Ackley Bridge on Channel 4 in 2017 for two years.

Amy-Leigh has also had main roles in Netflix’s Safe and BBC’s Our Girl. Amy-Leigh recently starred in the latest season of YOU on Netflix, alongside Penn Badgley and Tilly Keeper.

Tee – Mia McKenna-Bruce

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Mia McKenna-Bruce was acting long before she started her role as the sweet Tee Taylor on Tracy Beaker Returns. She appeared in episodes of Eastenders, Holby City, The Bill and Doctors before landing the role of Tee. Since then she has appeared in all three series of Tracy Beaker Returns, and for five years in the spin-off show The Dumping Ground.

More recently Mia has had main roles in the BBC drama Get Even, Sky Cinema’s The Last Train To Christmas, an episode of The Witcher and in Netflix’s Persuasion alongside Dakota Johnson. Her next role is set to be a TV adaptation of the novels Vampire Academy.

Mia is currently in a relationship with actor and TikToker Tom Leach, who went viral with a video where he got Mia to pronounce Wasabi incorrectly. The pair seem to have met whilst both appearing in the TV show The Rebels in 2019.

Mia recently announced that she is expecting her first child with her partner Tom Leach. In a sweet Instagram post, Mia wrote: “Don’t think we can hide this much longer. We can’t wait to meet you baby.”

Johnny – Joe Maw

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Johnny was the protective older brother of Tee and was played by Joe Maw. Since Tracy Beaker Returns ended Joe reprised his role as Johnny in The Dumping Ground in a number of episodes. He’s also appeared in a number of short films.

Joe is currently studying for a degree at Northumbria University and last year got married to his girlfriend Courtney. Chris Slater who played Frank in Tracy Beaker Returns was at his wedding.

Liam – Richard Wisker

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The way I had the biggest crush on this guy when I was younger. Richard Wisker played the character of Liam in Tracy Beaker Returns and reprised his role in a few episodes of The Dumping Ground.

Richard’s biggest gig since Tracy Beaker Returns has been as a presenter on CBBC’s Friday Download which he did for four years. He’s also had roles in the CBBC shows Dani’s Castle and Millie Inbetween. His most recent role is in the BBC show Flatmates. Richard also had a very short career as a singer after releasing his debut and only single in 2012.

Frank – Chris Slater

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Chris Slater played the character of Frank in Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground and hasn’t done a lot of TV acting since. However, he’s currently performing at the National Theatre in the production All of Us.

He’s currently in a relationship with girlfriend Sam Wilson and the couple recently announced they were moving in together.

Lily – Jessie Williams

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Jessie Williams took on the role of Lily in Tracy Beaker Returns and reprised her role in The Dumping Ground for five years. She’s also appeared in two episodes of Call The Midwife and the British drama series RideBy.

Right now Jessie seems to be having a lot of fun, often posting pictures from holidays and nights out with her mates on her Instagram account, where she has over 40,000 followers.

Gus – Noah Marullo

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Noah Marullo played the character of Gus who had Asperger’s Syndrome. Since Tracy Beaker Returns ended Noah reprised his role in The Dumping Ground series but hasn’t done much TV acting apart from that.

He recently appeared on stage at the Changeling Theatre where he performed in Othello and The Importance of Being Earnest for three months.

Noah has studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has 14,000 Instagram followers.

Sapphire – Saffron Coomber

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Tracy Beaker Returns wasn’t Saffron Coomber’s first Jacqueline Wilson adaptation, in fact the first movie she appeared in was the adaptation of Dustin Baby.

Since Tracy Beaker Returns ended Saffron has appeared in a number of episodes of Eastenders, the TV series Flack, Strike and most recently the BBC’s Small Axe.

She’s appeared on stage in a production called Leopards and has published a book of poetry called Breathe Into The Bones.

Toby – John Bell

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John Bell started his career as Toby in Tracy Beaker Returns but now he’s most recognised from his role of Ian Murray in the series Outlander.

After appearing in two seasons of Tracy Beaker Returns John went onto star in a number of movies most notably in the Hobbit series where he played Bain. John has also starred in the T2 Trainspotting movie.

Most recently he’s appeared on stage in the one man show The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me and he told PinkNews it was his first time playing a gay character even though he himself is gay.

Elektra – Jessica Revell

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Jessica Revell joined the second season of Tracy Beaker Returns as rebellious Elektra and over the years she reprised her role in The Dumping Ground.

She hasn’t done a lot of acting outside of CBBC but has appeared in an episode of Doctors and Casualty. In 2018 she released her debut single Cardiff Kisses.

Jessica has over 30,000 followers on Instagram and appears to be close to her former co-star Mia Mckenna-Bruce often posting birthday tributes to her.

Tyler – Miles Butler-Hughton

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Miles joined Tracy Beaker Returns as the character Tyler in season three and continued to stay part of the franchise appearing in The Dumping Ground up until earlier this year.

He appears to be based in Margate and has over 60,000 followers on Instagram.

Jody – Kia Pegg

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Kia Pegg joined Tracy Beaker Returns in the third season and continued playing the character of Jody in The Dumping Ground up until earlier this year.

She’s now a series regular on the TV show Doctors and has appeared in a number of short and independent films, one of which she won the award for best young actor for at the Birmingham Film Festival.

Kia has over 80,000 followers on Instagram.

Rick – Daniel Pearson

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Daniel Pearson took on the role of Rick in the final season of Tracy Beaker Returns and had a signature Justin Bieber style hair cut.

He continued to act in the first two seasons of The Dumping Ground and presented the CBBC show Friday Download, but apart from that he appears to have stayed out of the public eye.

Harry – Philip Graham Scott

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Harry was the youngest member of the Tracy Beaker Returns group and he was played by Philip Graham Scott.

Philip went onto appear in the Dumping Ground for three years, but apart from that he appears to have stayed out of the public eye.

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Featured image credit via Instagram @mia_mbruce, @amy_lhickman and @richardwisker.