TRACY BEAKER will return in a new sequel, Jacqueline Wilson has announced.

The series of books set around the child in a foster home was the most popular book in public libraries in the 1990s, and now it is coming back.

The new book will be based around Tracy Beaker in her 30s, a single mother trying to make ends meet.

It will be told from the point of view of Tracy’s nine-year-old daughter.
Author Jacqueline Wilson announced the news on mother’s day, and spoke to The Guardian about her decision to bring back the books.

She said: “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.”

Bracknell actress Dani Harmer, who portrayed Tracy Beaker in the television interpretation of the books, took to Twitter to express her excitement.

“How exciting! Cannot wait to give it a read xxxx,” before then replying to a tweet with the words: “I think the majority of people buying this book will be late 20s early 30s!”

It isn’t yet known whether or not the new book will be interpreted for a series, but given Ms Harmer’s age of 29, it seems likely that she could be asked back.

Ms Harmer and her boyfriend, Simon Brough, welcomed their first child in 2016, when she gave birth to their daughter, Avarie-Belle Betsy Rachel Brough.

Ms Harmer managed to finish fourth, performing routines in the 2012 series of Strictly Come Dancing.