Tracy Beaker where are they now? This is what Louise, Justine, Bouncer and the other Dumping Ground actors are doing 15 years on

Dani Harmer starred as Tracy Beaker in the TV adaptation of the books [CBBC]

Tracy Beaker saw the likes of Tracy, played by Dani Harmer, and other ‘dumping ground’ children including Louise, Justine and Bouncer living in a children’s carehome. 

Tracy – a temperamental but sweet child – witnesses the hard life of being a foster child as she looks for a new family to join. 

The popular CBBC show first aired in 2002, finishing filming in 2005. 

It’s been 15 years since we first met the Dumping Ground children, so what are the actors and actresses up to now?

Chelsie Padley as Louise Goven

Chelsie Padley played Louise Goven in Tracy Beaker [YouTube/Twitter]

Chelsie played the role of sweet and innocent Louise, who formed a tight friendship with Justine. 

Nowadays, Chelsie has moved away from acting and into fitness and coaching. 

Original Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer has annouced that she is pregnant with her first child. To celebrate we’re taking a look at what our favourite Tracy Beaker stars are doing now. 

Montanna Thompson as Justine Littlewood 

Montanna announced late last year that she was expecting her first child  [YouTube/Twitter]

Montana played Justin Littlewood after she was considered for the role of Tracy Beaker when the show started in 2002. 

Since then, the star has continued her acting career in roles such as Casualty and The Queen’s Nose. 

In December 2016, Montana announced on Twitter that she was expecting her first child with a picture of her scan. 

Ben Hanson as Bouncer

Ben Hanson went on to do some presenting for CBBC [YouTube/Twitter]

Ben played the funny and loveable Bouncer in Tracy Beaker. 

After his time on the show, the star became a TV presenter for CBBC. 

However, Ben has not continued acting since 2008. 

Dani Harmer as Tracy Beaker 

Dani Harmer recently welcomed her first child with partner Simon Brough [YouTube/Wenn]

Following her main role as Tracy, Dani Harmer went on to star in a collection of other shows, mainly spin-offs of The Story Of Tracy Beaker. 

In 2012, Dani came fourth in BBC dancing contest Strictly Come Dancing. 

In 2016, the 28-year-old welcomed her first child, Avarie-Belle Betsy Rachel Brough, with partner Simon Brough. 

Ciaran Joyce as LOL

Ciaran has gone on to have a career in theatre [YouTube/Twitter]

Dumping Ground funny boy LOL was played by actor Ciaran Joyce. 

Since Tracy Beaker, the star has turned to a career in theatre. 

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