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Throwback Thursday TV: The Story of Tracy Beaker


This weeks throwback Thursday was our favourite TV show growing up. ‘The Story of Tracy Beaker’ was always the best part of our day. And yes Tracy Beaker is our spirit animal.

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Dani Harmer aka Tracy Beaker grange-hill-03_3321756b

Our home girl Dani has been loyal to CBBC and was given her own spin off shows titled ‘Dani’s House’ and ‘Tracy Beaker Returns’. She also did a stint on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2012 and came 4th place. And she recently announced that she’s pregnant with her first child… Do you feel old now? Same.

Montanna Thompson aka Justine Littlewood tumblr_lu5dt6aWCD1qkunqjo1_500

Montanna has continued acting and has had some minor roles since her days in the dumping ground. In 2012 she also came back to visit the dumping ground in ‘Tracy Beaker Returns’.

Lisa Coleman aka Camilla ‘Cam’ Lawsontumblr_lsx4ueZXyJ1qkunqjo1_1280-1024x575

Lisa has appeared in ‘Hollyoaks’ and had a recurring role in ‘Tracy Beaker Returns’ and ‘Tracy Beaker Survival Files’.

Clive Rowe aka Norman ‘Duke’ Ellington
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Since his days on the show Clive has continued to act and has had regular roles in theatre. He also starred in an episode of ‘Doctor Who’!

Nisha Nayar aka Elaine ‘The Pain’ Boyak xMESmy

Nisha hasn’t had a role quite as annoying as Elaine. And she’s actually done quite well. She’s had roles in ‘Casualty’ and ‘Law and Order: UK’. She is currently filming a British feature film titled ‘Eloise’. And has also been in a handful of theatre productions.

Chelsie Padley aka Louise Goven tumblr_lrgzkmQQrB1qkunqjo1_1280

Chelsie hasn’t pursued a career in acting. She is now a health coach and fitness instructor.

Luke Youngblood aka Ben BatambuzeScreen-Shot-2013-07-25-at-22.26.28

Remember the first TV couple you ever shipped? Since being the ultimate Tracy Beaker love interest Luke has gone on to be very successful. He was an extra in ‘Glee’ and then got a recurring role in ‘Community’. Most recently he has been playing the role of Sid in ‘Galavant’.

Ciaran Joyce aka Lawrence ‘Lol’ Plakovalol-and-bouncer

Ciaran has appeared in ‘Holby City’ and ‘Young Dracula’ since his days in the dumping ground. He has also appeared in a number of theatre productions.

Ben Hanson aka Bradley ‘Bouncer’ Plakovatumblr_logef6mqbW1qkunqjo1_1280

Ben has stayed true to his CBBC roots and has since gone on to present for the channel. Sadly he has not continued to act.

Chloe Hibbert-Waters aka Dolly tumblr_lodics3BvH1qkunqjo1_1280

Chloe is now an actor and a writer. Check out her blog here.

Who was your favourite character on this show? Let us know over on Twitter @maximumpop.

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Written by Hannah Lovejoy

I’m the Film & TV Channel Manager at MP! I love sitcoms and Rosa Diaz is my spirit animal. I probably drink too much coffee – also guilty of quoting Hamilton The Musical on a daily basis. Tweet me @HanLovejoy!

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