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

So many of us grew up with The Story of Tracy Beaker and while parents weren't fans of her rule breaking, we secretly thought she was legendary.

It was broadcast on CBBC for three amazing years and we were blessed with a whopping 120 episodes - but naturally all good things have to come to an end.

Or do they?

Credit: CBBC
Credit: CBBC

The TV show was adapted from Jacqueline Wilson's books and the author is planning to bring the series into the modern era.

Her upcoming book, My Mum Tracy Beaker, fast-forwards the character's life a few decades as she's now a single mum, but the story will be told from the perspective of Tracy's daughter.

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

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.

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

"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."

The revamped Tracy Beaker novel sounds similar to the environment that the youngster grew up in.

Everyone knows the 10-year-old character had a bit of a chip on her shoulder as she was raised in a care home, which she nicknamed 'the dumping ground'. Well, in My Mum Tracy Beaker, she's living in a housing association flat and is struggling to get a well-paying job.

She added to the Observer that she wanted it to be believable: "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."

The book is expected to be published in October.

Featured Image Credit: CBBC

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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