Tracy Beaker: Where are the cast now?


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Is Elaine still a MASSIVE pain?

We've gone a bit Tracy Beaker mad with the news thatJacqueline Wilson has written a sequel to the iconic series.

"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," Jaqueline told The Observer of her inspiration for the new book.

But, while we wait to catch up with Tracy in her adult life (she's now apparently a single mum living in London) we thought we'd track down the cast of the CBBC adaptation, and check out what they've been up to since leaving the Dumping Ground.

Tracy Beaker TV: Where are the cast now?


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Dani Harmer as Tracy Beaker

Dani Harmer played the iconic role of Tracy Beaker in The Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy Beaker Returns and The Tracy Beaker Survival Files from 2002 all the way up until 2012.

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Dani Harmer now

After Tracy Beaker, Dani went on to star in several other TV shows as well as her own CBBC show Dani's House, which was followed by Dani's Castle in 2013. In 2012 she came 4th on Strictly Come Dancing. Dani gave birth to her daughter, Avarie-Belle Betsy Rachel Brough, in June 2016. In August 2021 Dani and her partner Simon Brough announced that she is pregnant with their second child. In 2021 Dani reprised her role as Tracey Beaker for the series My Mum Tracey Beaker and The Beaker Girls.In February 2022, Dani announced that she had given birth to a little boy, little Rowan Leon James in an adorable Instagram post. Dani received tonnes of congratulation messages, including one from Lisa Riley, who wrote, "CONGRATULATIONS BEAUTIFUL ud83dudc9bud83dudc9bud83dudc9bso so so happy for you all…..sending the biggest of snuggles and cuddles ud83dude18ud83dude18ud83dude18."

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Lisa Coleman as Cam Lawson

Poor Cam had a bit of a tough time constantly being told to 'bog off' by a moody Tracy. Eventually, Tracy realised Cam's heart was in the right place and Cam became Tracy's foster mum.

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Lisa Coleman now

As well as reprising her role as Cam in Tracy Beaker Survival Files, Lisa as went on to star in other shows such as Hollyoaks, Casualty and EastEnders.

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Montanna Thomson as Justine Littlewood

Montanna played Dumping Ground resident and Tracy's frenemy Justine Littlewood. She originally auditioned for the lead role of Tracy, but it was decided she was a better fit as feisty Justine.

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Montanna Thompson now

Montanna has since appeared in TV shows such as Casualty, Sugar Rush, The Last Detective and Doctors. She's also had a son and most recently appeared in horror film Kill or Be Killed, quite different from her TB days.In 2021, Montanna reprised her role as Justine Littlewood for the series My Mum Tracey Beaker and The Beaker Girls.

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Nisha Nayar as Elaine Boyak aka Elaine the Pain

Social worker Elaine got a lot of stick from Tracy and the rest of the kids at the dumping ground, but let's be honest she was bit of a pain, wasn't she?

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Nisha Nayar now

Following her role as Elaine the Pain (she'll never shake that name, tbh), Nisha appeared in episodes of Doctor Who, The Bill and Doctors.

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Clive Rowe as Duke Ellington

Duke was a care-worker at the Dumping Ground and responsible for cooking up a storm for the kids. He had a somewhat strained working relationship with Elaine the Pain.

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Clive Rowe now

Clive has also starred in episodes of Doctor Who and even landed small roles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 2017's Beauty And The Beast film starring Emma Watson.He's appeared in several West End theatre productions and is a regular on the pantomime circuit.

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Darragh Mortell as Crash

Tracy and Liam aka Crash didn't get off to the best of starts in The Story of Tracy Beaker but later became one of her best friends in the Dumping Ground.

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Darragh Mortell now

Darragh joined Dani Harmer in her CBBC show Dani's House. He also stared in Casualty and Hollyoaks. As well as acting, Darragh is a 'TV writer and visual story teller' according to his Twitter bio.

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Craig Roberts as Rio Wellard

Rio was a bit of a bully to begin with, and fell out with Crash. But after a while, he softened and they became good friends.

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Craig Roberts now

From The Dumping Ground to Hollywood, Craig has gone on to star in a number of films including Submarine in 2010, as well as 22 Jump Street and the film version of John Niven's Kill Your Friends.

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Rochelle Gadd as Adele Azupadi

Adele was the It girl of the Dumping Ground and oldest member of the squad. She appeared on the show for series one and two.

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Rochelle Gadd now

Rochelle played Olivia Johnson in Hollyoaks and has also played small roles in other shows like Doctors and the TV show Suspicion.

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