Dani Harmer, best known for her role as Tracy Beaker, has announced the beautiful news that she is expecting her second child with her partner Simon Brough.
The actress took to Instagram to share the exciting news with an adorable family photo of her with Simon and their first child, Avarie-Belle, who holds an ultrasound image of her future sister.
Dani added an adorable caption which reads: “Han solo had Chewie. Frodo had Sam. Shrek had a donkey. Prepare now for the adventures of Avarie-Belle and a still unnamed bump, coming in February 2022 💖💙xx ‘(sic)
Dani became a staple of most of our childhoods when she played the role of Tracy Beaker aloud in CBBC’s The Story of Tracy Beaker which ran from 2002 to 2005 and also included a TV movie in 2004.
She has since returned to the iconic role several times for Tracy Beaker Returns (2010 – 2012), The Tracy Beaker Survival Files (2011 – 2012) and most recently My Mum Tracy Beaker which aired earlier this year and saw Tracy now a mother.
Outside of Tracy Beaker’s world Dani appeared in a background role in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in 2012 she appeared in Let’s Dance for Comic Relief alongside Tyger Drew-Honey from Outnumbered, then moved on. in the tenth series of Strictly Come Dancing where she and Vincent Simone placed 4th. In 2013 Dani appeared as Janet on the Rocky Horror Show UK tour.
Dani branched out into the music industry when she signed with Universal in 2008 and released her first studio album Superheroes in September 2009. Dani also opened a performing arts school, The Dani Harmer Academy, in her hometown of Bracknell, where she also works as a coach.
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