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Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer bundles up in an oversized khaki coat as she continues filming scenes


She’s officially reprised her iconic childhood role.

And Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer was wrapped up warm on set on Friday as she continued filming scenes for the new series at History Nightclub in Manchester’s City Centre.

The actress, 31, bundled up in an oversized khaki coat as she shot scenes and strolled alongside a crew member as production continued on the BBC adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s My Mum Tracy Beaker. 

She's back! Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer was wrapped up warm on set on Friday as she continued filming scenes for the new series at History Nightclub in Manchester's City Centre

She’s back! Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer was wrapped up warm on set on Friday as she continued filming scenes for the new series at History Nightclub in Manchester’s City Centre

Dani appeared in good spirits as she walked around in the large coat which had a furry hood and enormous pockets, teaming it with ripped black skinny jeans and white trainers. 

The TV favourite left her signature raven ringlets loose for the day, while she upped the glam for the nightclub scenes with a palette of shimmering make-up.

In an attempt to stay extra warm in the cool autumn weather, Dani also clutched onto a hot beverage as she walked. 

Filming began on the series earlier this month and has seen Dani reprise her iconic role which she first took on in 2002 when she was just 12 years old.

Scenes: The actress, 31, bundled up in a khaki coat as she strolled alongside a crew member as production continued on the BBC adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson's My Mum Tracy Beaker

Scenes: The actress, 31, bundled up in a khaki coat as she strolled alongside a crew member as production continued on the BBC adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s My Mum Tracy Beaker

The new series sees the former tearaway teen as a single mother, raising her 12-year-old daughter Jess. 

In August Dani revealed how she was excited to take on the role of Tracy again in the upcoming series. 

Dani said: ‘I cannot wait to return (again) to the role of Tracy! I’m just like a fan myself and want to know what happens next and where this next journey will take her. 

‘I absolutely adore playing the character and I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge of portraying her as a first time mum.’ 

Cosy: Dani appeared in good spirits as she walked around in the large coat which had a furry hood and enormous pockets, teaming it with ripped black skinny jeans and white trainers

Cosy: Dani appeared in good spirits as she walked around in the large coat which had a furry hood and enormous pockets, teaming it with ripped black skinny jeans and white trainers

Chilly day: In an attempt to stay extra warm in the cool autumn weather, Dani also clutched onto a hot beverage as she walked

Chilly day: In an attempt to stay extra warm in the cool autumn weather, Dani also clutched onto a hot beverage as she walked

Dani, who shares four-year-old Avarie-Belle Betsy with boyfriend Simon Brough, explained how she was eager to know how Tracy has developed since becoming a parent. 

‘Being a mother myself I know how much it changes you so I’m looking forward to seeing how it’s changed Tracy but still keeping her the same feisty strong female lead that people know and love,’ she added.  

The book My Mum Tracy Beaker was published in 2018 by author Wilson and sees the heroine struggling to make ends meet on a ‘tough’ housing estate in London. 

All grown up: Filming began on the series earlier this month and has seen Dani reprise her iconic role which she first took on in 2002 when she was just 12 years old

All grown up: Filming began on the series earlier this month and has seen Dani reprise her iconic role which she first took on in 2002 when she was just 12 years old 

‘Tracy has been a character that’s haunted me, she’s the sort of person who sticks in your mind,’ the critically-acclaimed author, 74, revealed in 2018. 

‘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.’  

The story, which is aimed at both adults who loved the book and seven to 11-year-old children, is told from Tracy’s daughter, Jess’ perspective.

Big fan: 'I absolutely adore playing the character and I'm looking forward to taking on the challenge of portraying her as a first time mum'

Big fan: ‘I absolutely adore playing the character and I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge of portraying her as a first time mum’ 

The family are living on a ‘hand-to-mouth existence’ when Tracy meets up with someone from her past and their ‘whole lives turn upside down’. 

And while fans will remember Tracy as a loud, mischievous 10-year-old, her daughter is ‘quieter, more timid and worried about what other people think of her’. 

Jacqueline’s breakthrough in children’s literature was with The Story of Tracy Beaker back in 1991, which she followed on with popular books such as Double Act, Bad Girls and The Illustrated Mum. 

The novel, and subsequent TV series, dealt with hard-hitting themes including fostering, neglect and social services.

Reprise: The sequel was published in 2018 by author Jacqueline Wilson (pictured) which sees the heroine struggling to make ends meet on a 'tough' housing estate in London

Reprise: The sequel was published in 2018 by author Jacqueline Wilson (pictured) which sees the heroine struggling to make ends meet on a ‘tough’ housing estate in London

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