List of Tracy Beaker series characters

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This is a list of the characters who have appeared in the BAFTA-award-winning[1] trilogy of CBBC children's drama series The Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground, which have spanned thirteen years between them. Connor Byrne, who plays Mike Milligan, is currently appearing in his tenth series and has been in all three programme. Dani Harmer has played the lead character Tracy Beaker in The Story Of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns for eight series.

Contents

Cast[edit]

Character Actor The Story of Tracy Beaker Tracy Beaker Returns The Dumping Ground
Series 1
(2002)
Series 2
(2003)
Series 3
(2003–04)
Series 4
(2004–05)
Series 5
(2005)
Series 1
(2010)
Series 2
(2011)
Series 3
(2012)
Series 1
(2013)
Series 2
(2014)
Series 3
(2015)
Series 4
(2016)
Series 5
(2017)
Tracy Beaker Dani Harmer Main Main  
Mike Milligan Connor Byrne Main   Main
Duke Clive Rowe Main  
Jenny Edwards Sharlene Whyte Main  
Justine Littlewood Montanna Thompson Main Guest Main   Guest  
Louise Goven Chelsie Padley Main Recurring  
Adele Azupadi Rochelle Gadd Main  
Maxy King Jerome Holder Main  
Peter Ingham Joe Starrs Main  
Ryan Sonny Muslim Main  
Zac Jay Haher Main  
Elaine Boyak Nisha Nayar Main  
Cam Lawson Lisa Coleman Main Recurring Main Recurring  
Bradley "Bouncer" Plakova Ben Hanson   Main Recurring  
Lawrence "Lol" Plakova Ciaran Joyce   Main  
Dolly Chloe Hibbert Waters   Main  
Nathan Jones James Cartwright   Main  
Amber Hurst Alicia Hooper   Main  
Shelley Appleton Nicola Reynolds   Main   Recurring  
Liam "Crash" Darragh Mortell   Main  
Hayley Kristal Lau   Main  
Layla Cara Readle   Main  
Marco Maloney Jack Edwards   Main  
Michael Grys William Tomlin   Main  
Jackie Hopper Abby Rakic-Platt   Main  
Sid Rooney Vincenzo Pellegrino   Main  
Chantal Wellard Deepal Palmer   Main Recurring  
Rio Wellard Craig Roberts   Main  
Roxy Wellard Sophie Borja-Edwards   Main  
Shawn "Wolfie" Felix Drake   Main  
Rebecca Chalmers Georgina Hagen   Main  
Milly Holly Gibbs   Main  
Alice Olivia Grant   Main  
Gina Conway Kay Purcell   Main  
Carmen Howle Amy-Leigh Hickman   Main  
Frank Matthews Chris Slater   Main Guest  
Gus Carmichael Noah Marullo   Main  
Harry Jones Philip Graham Scott   Main  
Johnny Taylor Joe Maw   Main  
Liam O'Donovan Richard Wisker   Main   Guest  
Lily Kettle Jessie Williams   Main  
Poppy Kettle Katie Anderson   Recurring  
Rosie Kettle Claudia Colling   Recurring  
Millie Redfearn
Sapphire Fox Saffron Coomber   Main  
Tee Taylor Mia McKenna-Bruce   Main  
Toby Coleman John Bell   Main  
Elektra Perkins Jessica Revell   Main  
Rick Barber Daniel Pearson   Main  
Tyler Lewis Miles Butler-Hughton   Main
Jody Jackson Kia Pegg   Main
Faith Davis Leanne Dunstan   Main Guest  
Floss Guppy Sarah Rayson   Main
Mo Michaels Reece Buttery   Main  
May-Li Wang Stacy Liu   Main
Bailey Wharton Kasey McKellar   Main
Kazima Tako Akuc Bol   Recurring Main
Ryan Reeves Lewis Hamilton   Main
Billie Trent Gwen Currant   Main
Toni Trent Nelly Currant   Main
Finn McLaine Ruben Reuter   Main
Sasha Bellman Annabelle Davis   Main
Dexter Bellman Alexander Aze   Guest Main
Mischief Sage   Recurring
Chloe Reeves Hannah Moncur   Recurring Main
Joseph Stubbs Yousef Naseer   Recurring Main
Archie Able Jethro Baliba   Recurring Main
Candi-Rose Carma Hylton   Main
Alex Connor Lawson   Main

Current characters[edit]

Mike Milligan[edit]

Mike Milligan
The Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Connor Byrne
Duration 2002, 2005, 2010–
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Created by Jaqueline Wilson
Introduced by Cas Lester (2002)
Josephine Ward (2005, 2010)
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Care Worker (2000–05)
Chef (2005)
Head Care Worker (2005–)

Michael "Mike" Milligan MBE, made his first appearance on 8 January 2002 in series 1 of The Story of Tracy Beaker during the episode Tracy Returns to The Dumping Ground and departed in The End!. Mike returned in series 5 during the episode Caring and Sharing as a temporary care worker. He became head care worker in Operation Careworker. Mike appeared in all 3 series of Tracy Beaker Returns and so far, all series of The Dumping Ground. Mike is the longest serving character in the Tracy Beaker Franchise being in the very first episode back in 2002 as well as appearing in the books.

Mike is tall and slim, with grey hair and blue eyes.[2] He is portrayed as a lovable, kind but firm guardian to the children in his care, able to deliver anger and humour to the children in equal doses.

Mike makes his first appearance in the first episode of "The Story of Tracy Beaker"; he is a care worker at Stowey House, and has been for some time – he is already on good terms with Tracy Beaker (Dani Harmer), thinking she's a 'good kid on the whole'. He leaves at the end of series 1 after an emergency call in another care home. Mike returns in series 5 as Elm Tree House's new chef. When Head Care Worker, Shelley Appelton (Nicola Reynolds), decides to leave Elm Tree House she holds interviews for possible head care workers, who none of the young people like, so they beg Mike to take up the role, which he does.

The character of Mike returns in "Tracy Beaker Returns", appearing in every episode of the show; it is implied that he never left Elm Tree House and continued to act as Head Care Worker. Mike is first seen with Gina Conway (Kay Purcell) when he is saying that they need more staff. He is then seen collecting Liam O'Donovan (Richard Wisker) from the local police station and meets Tracy Beaker (Dani Harmer) after she is arrested for fraud. Mike offers her a job at the Dumping Ground because it is short staffed, with only himself and Gina Conway (Kay Purcell) working there. As a result of this, Tracy Beaker (Dani Harmer) and Mike to get to know each other again and become closer. In the third series of the show, Mike is offered an MBE and accepts it, and later in the series he only just survives when a roof falls on him. Mike continues to appear as Head Care Worker throughout "The Dumping Ground"; in the first episode he leaves to go on holiday, only for chaos to occur at Elm Tree House until he returns at the end of the second episode, although he knows nothing about it as Gina Conway (Kay Purcell) worries he may not take another holiday again In the fourth series on the eighth episode Carmen Howle (Amy-Leigh Hickman) reports Mike to the police, as Mike's car has been broken into, with Carmen Howle (Amy-Leigh Hickman) file inside the car, and it had been stolen. However it is revealed that Ryan Reeves (Lewis Hamilton) took the file as revenge for Mike telling the kids about his history, though he was only protecting Ryan Reeves (Lewis Hamilton). Mike forgives Ryan Reeves (Lewis Hamilton) and agrees not to tell everyone. They end their feud.

Tyler Lewis[edit]

Tyler Lewis
Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Miles Butler-Hughton
Duration 2012–
First appearance Slow Burn
6 January 2012
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Elm Tree House
Ashdene Ridge

Tyler Lewis, portrayed by Miles Butler-Hughton, made his first appearance on 6 January 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Slow Burn: Part 1.

In Slow Burn, Carmen recognises him as the young joker whom she blames for nicking her stuff while she was at Burnywood, after he and three other children from Burnywood arrive at Elm Tree House following a fire. They reignite their turbulent relationship, Tyler proves himself to be a prankster, however he reveals his softer side when he breaks down in tears as he sees the burnt remains of the only birthday card his mother ever gave to him.

In series two of "The Dumping Ground", Tyler's mum decides to visit but Tyler then discovers she is not taking her medication for her bipolar disorder, so he gets angry, but eventually they reconcile.

Jody Jackson[edit]

Jody Jackson
Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Kia Pegg
Duration 2012–
First appearance "Jody Jackson"
9 March 2012
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Elm Tree House
Ashdene Ridge

Jody Jackson, portrayed by Kia Pegg,[3] made her first appearance on 9 March 2012 in series 3 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Jody Jackson.

During her first appearance, she is portrayed as being like a tramp, having lived in squalor; she is dressed in simple clothes and smells terrible – this means Carmen develops a low opinion of her, before she discovers she is sharing with her. Carmen immediately resents and is unsympathetic to Jody and feels that her presence is intrusive.

When she reveals she is afraid to take a bath, Tracy entices her with bath jelly, which Jody seems to like. Jody tells Tracy that her mother used to scrub her with a scrubbing brush, only when the Social Worker attended. She also reveals that when she was naughty, people used to hold her under the water. Jody borrows a cardigan from Carmen. Elektra responds by locking Jody in the toy cupboard. Jody manages to escape by knocking out one of the wood panels from the door. Jody then disappears and Tracy thinks that Jody might have gone to her old home, where Jody used to live with her mother and Jody's brothers. Mike and Tracy arrive to find the place vacant, with the exception of Jody. Carmen shows compassion towards Jody later on in the episode. Later in the night, Carmen, Gus and Gina discover Jody sleeping under the kitchen table. Jody says that she was scared to sleep in a room with another person. A very sympathetic Gina offers to make up a bed for Jody in the quiet room. The episode concludes with Elektra and Sapphire sharing a room so that Jody is able to have a room of her own.

In Goodbye Tracy Beaker, new careworker Melanie saves Jody's life when Jody goes into anaphylactic shock.

In "Jody in Wonderland", Jody's dilemma over having to give a witness statement against her brother Kingsley propels her into a Wonderland-esque world full of bubbly characters – her experiences in Wonderland eventually make her realise that she needs to testify against her brother.

Floss Guppy[edit]

Floss Guppy
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Sarah Rayson
Duration 2013–
First appearance "The Real Faith Davis"
1 February 2013
Introduced by Foz Allan
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Elm Tree House
Ashdene Ridge

Floss Guppy, portrayed by Sarah Rayson, made her first appearance on 1 February 2013 in series 1 of The Dumping Ground during the episode The Real Faith Davis.

Floss is in care because she was abandoned by her mother in a nail salon, when she was 18 months old. Floss Guppy is good friends with Finn McLaine and Toni and Billie Trent although initially she was wary of Harry, even stealing his toy giraffe Jeff, after he scared her with stories of the bad things that happened at Elm Tree House. Floss is seven years old in the third series of The Dumping Ground.

In Be My Girl, Floss meets some prospective parents. She starts to think about her mother and when a little boy in the park questions her 'Where is your mum, haven't you got one?' in an evil way, Floss goes over the tipping point and pushes him and his ice cream to the ground. Floss' potential foster parents shout at Floss causing her to get upset. May-Li reveals that Floss is in care because she was abandoned by her mother in a nail salon, when she was 18 months old; this is why she is so attached to nail varnish. At the foster parents’ house they ask her to remove her nail varnish causing Floss to throw food around. Floss tells all the people at the Dumping Ground that whilst there is a chance her mum might come back she will wait.

Floss is an incredibly bubbly young girl, with short curly Ginger hair and brown eyes.

May-Li Wang[edit]

May-Li Wang
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Stacy Liu
Duration 2013–
First appearance "Jody in Wonderland"
16 December 2013
Introduced by Lis Steele
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Care Worker

May-Li Wang, portrayed by Stacy Liu, made her first appearance on 16 December 2013 in the Christmas special episode Jody in Wonderland, between series 1 and series 2 of The Dumping Ground.

Jody's mum and brother, Denise (Victoria Alcock) and Luke (David Avery) visit Jody to talk her out of giving a statement against her other brother, Kingsley (James Bartlett). Jody decides to testify against Kingsley with May-Li and Mike's support.

New boy Bailey (Kasey MacKellar) arrives at The Dumping Ground. After Faith (Leanne Dunstan) tries to catch up with Bailey, she is knocked over by a car and Bailey visits her with a letter about the running team. Meanwhile, Serjay (Danny Ashok) tries to pass the responsibility of telling Bailey he will be at The Dumping Ground for longer to May-Li and Mike. May-Li firmly insists that he is to tell Bailey and sends him to the hospital to collect Bailey. Bailey's father, Jimmy (Mark Theodore) turns up at The Dumping Ground and May-Li and Mike prevent him taking Bailey as they are legally in charge of Bailey.

After putting themselves in danger finding Frank (Christopher Slater), May-Li lectures Faith, Rick (Daniel Pearson), Frank and Frank's friend, Kazima (Akuc Bol). Tyler (Miles Butler-Hughton) has a day out with his mum, Sally (Diveen Henry) with May-Li shadowing him, however, Sally runs off with Tyler. Sally gets an ice cream, but she runs off and runs into a Community Police Officer (Shareesa Valentine). May-Li finds Tyler and Sally and pays for the ice creams and after discovering his mum hasn't been taking her bipolar medication, he asks May-Li to go home. Frank ruins Faith and Rick's clothes by adding a red top, turning the other clothes pink. May-Li suggests they have a cake baking competition and the losing team have to wear a pink dress. Faith wins the competition and Rick is forced to wear it.

May-Li asks Mike to get Viv Anderson's autograph when he takes Bailey to his training. When Floss (Sarah Rayson) takes Carmen's nail stuff and glues Carmen to her bedsheet with nail glue, May-Li talks with Floss about how her mum left her as a baby at a nail bar and Carmen's things may bring back memories. Floss gives May-Li a kiss on the forehead, accepting May-Li as a mother figure. Viv later visits Bailey to encourage him not to give up on football and he gives May-Li a football shirt. When Johnny (Joe Maw) considers joining the army, May-Li finds the brochures and she talks with Johnny about it. Mike disagrees with May-Li encouraging Johnny, but May-Li believes a career in the army would be good for Johnny.

May-Li tells Floss that she can be adopted and some adoptive parents have been matched. Doug (Michael Hodgson) and Nerys (Lucy Speed) meet Floss at The Dumping Ground with May-Li supervising. Later, Mo (Reece Buttery) talks to May-Li about adoption and May-Li reassures Mo he won't be adopted as he is only at The Dumping Ground whilst his parents get better. The next day, May-Li accompanies Floss, Doug and Nerys to the park and observes them. Floss runs off when she pushes a boy, Jesse (Alex Humprey) and May-Li finds her. When Floss is supposed to be visiting Doug and Nerys at their house, Floss pretends to be ill and May-Li agrees for Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) to go with Floss. The visit doesn't go well and Floss shows Tee and May-Li her scrapbook full of celebrity images as Floss tries to imagine her mum. May-Li tells Floss she can live at The Dumping Ground.

When an old, homeless man, Mal (Dai Bradley) dies, Bailey feels responsible - as Bailey was the one who pushed him to his demise - so Bailey decides to take Mischief (Sage). Bailey wins Mike and May-Li round when he trains Mischief. May-Li organises a party for Harry (Philip Graham Scott) when he is leaving to get fostered. Floss is taking his departure badly and cuts off Jeff's head. Later, May-Li gives Harry Jeff and Floss gives him another giraffe called Jeff. Later, Harry leaves with his foster father, Adam (Ray Emmet Brown). When a trip to a theme park is arranged, Kazima and Tee decide not to go and are forced to attend a holiday club. However, they go home early and unknown to Kazima, a large amount of cash is in her bag and Maz (Natifa Mai) and Max (Frankie Wilson). Maz and Max are later arrested after Kazima and Tee set them up and everyone arrives home after Mike is told about Kazima and Tee's absence at the club. May-Li and Mike lecture them about what they should have done.

Ryan (Lewis Hamilton) accesses everyones records and he receives a text from Harry, saying "Help!". When May-Li and Mike notice the records open, they believe it is Ryan as his record is closed. Ryan tells Mike and May-Li that things aren't right with his foster family, but with no proof, Mike can't do anything. Ryan takes Harry and Finn (Ruben Reuter) from their foster home and when they arrive at The Dumping Ground, Harry doesn't want to go back. Harry and Finn tell May-Li what their foster home was like. A rabbit is found in the garden and Toni (Nelly Currant) calls it Mr Nibbles. Billie (Gwen Currant) and Finn show May-Li a picture of Toni with her dad and a rabbit, Mr Nibbles, resembling the one they found. Toni and Billie tell May-Li that their dad let Mr Nibbles out of the hutch and they had foxes. May-Li receives a call from the rabbit owner and she breaks the news to Toni. Everyone is shocked when they find the rabbit has had baby rabbits. When May-Li tells Toni she could probably have one of the rabbits, Toni decides she doesn't want another rabbit.

New girl Sasha (Annabelle Davis) arrives at The Dumping Ground. After smashing the minibus lights to prevent the kids seeing Lily (Jessie Williams), Sasha tells May-Li and Mike she is going to apologise. Sasha realises she doesn't want to go to the secure home, so she asks May-Li and Mike and they agree. Sasha goes shopping with May-Li and Kazima and when Sasha sees her brother, Dexter (Alexander Aze), shoplifting, she deliberately knocks a display down and Kazima tells May-Li. May-Li and Mike later find Sasha missing as well as Jody. Jody takes the blame for shoplifting nappies and May-Li collects Jody from the store. Bailey is promised football tickets by his reviewing officer, Abi (Kemi-Bo Jacobs). Believing he won't get the tickets, he gets Faith to look out whilst he changed his records. May-Li finds Bailey tampering with his files and isn't impressed with him or Faith. In his meeting, Abi tells Bailey she is impressed with Bailey's commitment to Mischief. May-Li stops Ani giving Bailey the tickets, informing her of what Bailey did. May-Li receives some expensive cheese from her mother, but she later finds it stolen. Carmen and Kazima question everyone and the culprit is revealed to be Mischief.

Carmen is acting as a bridesmaid at a wedding, so May-Li lends her antique necklace. When Carmen accidentally drops it down the toilet, Carmen thinks about what she should do, which is leaving it or attempting to get it out. When Carmen imagines leaving it, she lies to May-Li, saying the necklace was stolen. However, Ryan finds a text from Carmen's phone to her friend and when Floss gets the blame, Ryan tells May-Li. When Carmen thinks about getting it back, May-Li finds out when Carmen arranges for a plumber (Sam Cassidy) to get the necklace. Carmen decides to tell May-Li the truth. May-Li refuses to let Sasha go to skate night, but she soon agrees to let her as long as Sasha makes dinner. When Sasha leaves Billie and Toni to put the lasagne in the oven, but they end up putting the oven on too high when Ryan messes with the time. May-Li tells Sasha she can't go to skate night. Tee and Sasha plan to go to skate night when they realise May-Li will have finished work and Billie and Toni cover them. May-Li has to work at the last minute, so Billie and Toni lock her in the bathroom. The toaster catches fire when everyone makes toast and May-Li grounds Billie and Toni for what they did. The following day, Tee owns up to going to skate night and May-Li knows Sasha went too, but she refuses to unground Billie and Toni. When Tee goes missing, Mike goes looking for her and Tee buys presents for Kazima, Billie and Toni and she convinces May-Li and Mike to let Sasha stay.

May-Li has a visit from her grandmother, PoPo (Pik-Sen Lim), who she hasn't seen for years. The kids want PoPo to teach them kung fu after impressing them with some and May-Li agrees to let her. When Jody reckons PoPo is the best grandmother and hints that she and PoPo should make up, May-Li talks to Jody about how PoPo doesn't accept her family as her partner is a woman. May-Li and PoPo discuss what would happen if she took over the business and PoPo makes it clear that May-Li's children aren't her family as she didn't give birth to them. After a kung fu contest, May-Li gives PoPo the chance to meet her children. Later, May-Li receives a family heirloom from PoPo, her great-great-grandfather's diary. Kazima has to undergo an age assessment test to prove she is a minor to remain in the UK. Jasna (Dolya Gavanski) gives Kazima the results and they have determined her birth year as 1997, meaning she is 18 and will have to be deported. May-Li comforts Kazima, assuring her they are going to appeal the decision and Carmen arranges for Kazima's appeal to be filmed. Kazima is then reunited with her father, in the twentieth and last episode of season 3, who goes back to Somalia regretfully to find Kazima's brother, who my have died in the war.

Ryan Reeves[edit]

Ryan Reeves
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Lewis Hamilton
Duration 2015–
First appearance Law and Disorder
16 January 2015
Introduced by Lis Steele
Classification Present;regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Ashdene Ridge

Ryan Reeves, portrayed by Lewis Hamilton, made his first appearance on 16 January 2015 in series 3 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Law & Disorder: Part 2.

He joins Ashdene Ridge in the wake of a disastrous foster party where wallets and purses were reported stolen, and became embroiled in the events, eventually working out the identity of the thief and blackmailing them to keep it a secret. He is aged thirteen with a Liverpudlian accent and short brown hair, and quickly proves himself to be mischievous, deceitful and intelligent. He also becomes friends with Johnny Taylor when Ryan managed to keep Johnny's army dream alive by finding the thief of wallets and purses to clear Johnny's name. In "Mischief" it is revealed that he has cynophobia (fear of dogs). In "Who Are You?" it is found out that he has a sister that got separated from him. During his first episode, Ryan deleted an email sent to Mike concerning both mental health and himself before destroying the computer keyboard.

Ryan and Tee Taylor often have issues, and they always fall out and accuse each other of things, which often becomes quite serious in certain situations.

Toni Trent[edit]

Toni Trent
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Nelly Currant
Duration 2015–
First appearance "Stuck with You"
23 January 2015
Introduced by Lis Steele
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Ashdene Ridge

Toni Trent, portrayed by Nelly Currant, made her first appearance on 23 January 2015 in series 3 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Stuck With You.

In "Fake it to Make It", Toni and Billie tried to convince everyone that they were telepathic. However, the plan backfired when Bailey, Mo and Tyler started avoiding the twins because of it.

In "Breaking in" Toni was upset as since there weren't enough tickets she wouldn't be allowed to go to a theme park with Billie and the other dumping ground kids. However, she was allowed to go after all as Tee gave Toni her ticket.

In "Dragon Slayer", Toni found a rabbit in the garden and believed it was a re-incarnation of a rabbit she had owned which had been killed by foxes after her dad left open its hutch to punish her. She was upset when she found out that it had an owner. Eventually May-Li managed to convince Toni that the rabbit wasn't hers as it was female.

In "Better Than You", Toni falls out with Billie, who doesn't like her bossing her about, leading to Floss and Toni stealing Billie's idea of giving tours around Ashdene Ridge.

Billie Trent[edit]

Billie Trent
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Gwen Currant
Duration 2015–
First appearance "Stuck with You"
23 January 2015
Introduced by Lis Steele
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Ashdene Ridge

Billie Trent, portrayed by Gwen Currant, made her first appearance on 23 January 2015 in series 3 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Stuck With You.

In "Fake it to Make It", Billie and Toni tried to convince everyone that they were telepathic. However, the plan backfired when Bailey, Mo and Tyler started avoiding the twins because of it.

In "Dragon Slayer", Billie was worried about her sister, Toni, who got upset about a rabbit she found in the garden. Eventually Billie told May-Li that Toni had owned a rabbit when they lived with their parents.

In "Free to Good Home", Floss and Toni try to get Billie to pretend to be a gymnast in order to win a trampoline. However, Billie is unwilling and runs away.

In "Better Than You", Billie starts giving other children tours round the Dumping Ground, getting them to pay. However, when she falls out with Toni, Floss steals her idea, and she and Toni decide to give tours of their own. Billie teams up with Tyler and they plan their own rival tour; however, Faith tells them they shouldn't treat the Dumping Ground like a freak show, and persuades Billie and Tyler to stop giving tours. Billie eventually makes up with Toni.

Finn McLaine[edit]

Finn McLaine
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Ruben Reuter
Duration 2015–
First appearance "The Long Way Home"
6 March 2015
Introduced by Lis Steele
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Ashdene Ridge

Finn McLaine, portrayed by Ruben Reuter,[4] made his first appearance on 6 March 2015 in series 3 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Long Way Home.

Finn is first fostered by the same family that Harry was fostered by but when things start to go wrong and Harry sends for help, Finn finally escape the foster home and joins the Dumping Ground and makes a quick friendship with Harry and Ryan.[5] He has Down syndrome.

Sasha Bellman[edit]

Sasha Bellman
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Annabelle Davis
Duration 2015–
First appearance Three Days
6 October 2015
Introduced by Lis Steele
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Ashdene Ridge

Sasha Bellman, portrayed by Annabelle Davis,[6] made her first appearance on 6 October 2015 in series 3 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Three Days.

Sasha is delighted when Kelly announces she is pregnant with Sasha's half-sister, but is left upset when Kelly says it wouldn't work with Sasha being at home. Sasha decides she wants to be fostered and is matched with an adoptive couple, Lou (Warwick Davis) and Ange (Francesca Papagno), but on a trip to the seaside, Sasha realises she's not ready to give up her family and she plants goods from a shop in Ange's bag. Sasha convinces Harry to get to know Lou and Ange.

Dexter Bellman[edit]

Dexter Bellman
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Alexander Aze
Duration 2015–
First appearance Three Days
6 October 2015
Introduced by Lis Steele
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Ashdene Ridge

Dexter Bellman, portrayed by Alexander Aze, made his first appearance on 6 October 2015 in series 3 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Three Days.

Dexter turns up at The Dumping Ground, however his sister, Sasha (Annabelle Davis) tells him he has to go and she gets him out of The Dumping Ground. Sasha realises Dexter took her room key, so she goes home for it and Dexter needs Sasha's help to get nappies. Sasha ends up going shopping with May-Li (Stacy Liu) and she catches Murphy shoplifting nappies and Dexter tells her he couldn't find any money. After catching Dexter trying to shoplift, Sasha goes home and Murphy (Thomas and Oliver Waldram) is all alone. Dexter turns up unexpectedly, asking for Sasha. Dexter later throws rubbish over the health and safety inspector's (Shameem Ahmed) car in order to be taken into care, but his family are given the support of Social Services. After Sasha is teased by Ryan (Lewis Hamilton) after he discovers her vlog, Sasha goes home and goes to the park with Dexter and his friend, but Sasha believes their mum is rubbish at looking after him. At home after speaking to their mum, Sasha realises Dexter is fine.

When Sasha finds out their stepbrother, Roddy (Alfie Browne-Sykes), is involving Dexter in burglaries, she finds Dexter in a building with stolen things and that Kelly is involved. Dexter is placed under a voluntary care order.

In the episode "Sasha Bellman P.I", a package that was sent to Archie was stolen by Dexter because he was 'curious' and 'never really got any packages from home before', and Sasha has to cover up for him, resulting in the package being found in Jody's room, Tyler being blamed but then proven innocent and the whole house having extra chores - and only Sasha, Jody and Dexter himself knew that it was really Dexter who did it. Dexter promised to Sasha he would never steal other people's things again but he may not be able to keep his promise.

Chloe Reeves[edit]

Chloe Reeves
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Hannah Moncur
Duration 2016–
First appearance "Hold the Front Page"
19 February 2016
Introduced by Lucy Martin
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Ashdene Ridge

Chloe Reeves, portrayed by Hannah Moncur,[7] made her first appearance on 19 February 2016 in series 4 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Hold the Front Page. Chloe's brother is Ryan, and they are constantly arguing and fighting. In "The Fairytail Princess", Chloe meets Candi-Rose, and wants to make a good impression on her. Both girls end up lying to make themself sound better.

Joseph Stubbs[edit]

Joseph Stubbs
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Yousef Naseer
Duration 2016–
First appearance "It Takes Two"
4 November 2016
Introduced by Lucy Martin
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Ashdene Ridge

Joseph Stubbs, portrayed by Yousef Naseer, made his first appearance on 28 November 2016 in series 4 of The Dumping Ground during the episode It Takes Two. Joseph seems to like to do chores. Been as when Mike told Tyler to wash the floor, Joseph insisted he'd do it, while he was sorting out people's shoes. He also loves space, and broke into an observatory with Finn so that he could see the moon more clearly.

Archie Able[edit]

Archie Able
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Jethro Baliba
Duration 2016–
First appearance "How to Be Perfect"
18 November 2016
Introduced by Lucy Martin
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Ashdene Ridge

Archibald Jeremiah "Archie" Able, portrayed by Jethro Baliba, made his first appearance on 21 November 2016 in series 4 of The Dumping Ground during the episode How to Be Perfect.

Archie is introduced to the young people by May-Li Wang (Stacy Liu). When Kazima Tako (Akuc Bol) asks May-Li to adopt her, Archie is one of the others to compete with Kazima to be adopted. Archie also told Kazima after asking about her dad and brother, that he has no family at all. It has been noted that he sees Bailey Wharton as a brotherly figure, as the two get along well and stick up for each other frequently.

In "Sittin' In A Tree" Archie seems to see May-Li as a mother-like figure, and he expresses his worries out loud to Ryan, who tells him "It's just a phase - and then you get over it."

In "Sasha Bellman P.I." Toni and Billie Trent, both manage to somehow convince Archie that he's aging backwards, because he told them he remembers being in a wheelchair giving talks to students, as well as knowing a really old song, and then concludes he only has 8 years left of his life until he turns into nothing, and so develops a bucket list including things like swim with dolphins, learn to swim (again) and see the Queen. But May-Li quickly puts a stop to this, telling him that he wasn't in a wheelchair, he was in a pushchair, and his dad was giving talks - not him, and the really old song that he knew was his dad's favourite and his dad always put it on, which is how he knew it. That very day, Dexter stole his package but he got it back, it contained books from his father's university and from the way Archie gets extremely emotional, we can assume his dad died.

Candi-Rose[edit]

Candi-Rose Smith
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Carma Hylton
Duration 2017–
First appearance "The Fairytale Princess"
3 February 2017
Introduced by Jonathan Phillips
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Ashdene Ridge

Candi-Rose, portrayed by Carma Hylton,[8] made her first appearance on 3 February 2017 in series 5 of The Dumping Ground during the episode The Fairytale Princess. She tells the other children that she is in care because her dad works for the RAF and her mum is a make-up artist who works on films, however it is suspected that this isn't true, as Candi later on in the episode The Fairytale Princess she says her mum has worked for various singers although she previously said actors/actresses then says her dad works in the navy but earlier she said to Chloe that her dad worked in the RAF. Candi-Rose is introduced when she makes friends with Chloe. She competes with Floss in "Faking It" for a role in a TV advert and sabotages Floss by gluing Floss' shoes to the floor, stopping her clock and stealing a scrapbook of Floss' mum Katherine.

Alex Walker[edit]

Alex Walker
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Connor Lawson
Duration 2017–
First appearance "Belief"
3 March 2017
Introduced by Jonathan Phillips
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Ashdene Ridge

Alex Walker,[9] portrayed by Connor Lawson,[10] made his first appearance on 3 March 2017 in series 5 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Belief.

He is living homeless on the street and frequently gets donations from Kazima, who feels sorry for him since she once lived on the street, but one day runs off with her shopping bags and it is discovered he lives in a squat on his own. He steals the residents of the Dumping Ground's belongings but they get them back at the end of the episode. He refuses help from Ashdene Ridge and Kazima and ultimately stays on his own although he returns in the episode "Free" seeking help from Kazima since George is ill - he manages to hide in the attic. Alex isn't a very popular person in the Dumping Ground at the moment, as he is already known as a thief by the others and he has many angry outbursts, especially when Kazima announced she was leaving to live with her dad in Denmark. And Kazima was the only person in Ashdene Ridge that liked Alex. Although Tyler has promised Kazima he'll look out for Alex.

Past characters[edit]

Tracy Beaker[edit]

Tracy Beaker
The Story of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns character
Portrayed by Dani Harmer
Duration 2002–05, 2010–2012
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "Goodbye, Tracy Beaker"
23 March 2012
Introduced by Cas Lester (2002)
Josephine Ward (2010)
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Care worker (2010-2012)

Tracy Beaker, played by actress Dani Harmer, is the main (and title) character throughout The Story of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns. She made her first appearance during the first episode of The Story of Tracy Beaker, which aired on 8 July 2002, in which she returns to care after an unsuccessful fostering.

After appearing in all five series of "The Story of Tracy Beaker" and continuing to appear in all three series of "Tracy Beaker Returns", Harmer announced that she would not be returning to the series in order to pursue other acting work.[11] Therefore, the character departed the series in the final episode of "Tracy Beaker Returns", aired 23 March 2012.

Tracy Beaker is the main character of the original series, despite taking less prominent roles in the later series of the show. She resided in a care home (first Stowey House and then Elm Tree House), affectionately nicknamed "The Dumping Ground", and was a resident there for some time. Tracy is a tomboy with behavioural problems, probably a consequence of her mother's abandonment of her and failure to show an interest in her. Known for her lies which exaggerate her mother's fame and fortune, she tried to convince herself continually her mother would one day appear. She was often reluctant to show her emotions, attributing tears to hayfever. In later series, writer Cam Lawson (portrayed by Lisa Coleman) and her new husband Gary adopted Tracy. Tracy disliked Gary at first, as she considered him an intruder on her life with Cam, although the series ended with them on good terms.

At the beginning of "Tracy Beaker Returns", Tracy had written and was promoting her new autobiography, "Who Cares", when she was arrested and brought into police custody after it came to light that the book was published by using Cam's credit card without permission. At the police station, she met resident, Liam O’Donovan (Richard Wisker) and head careworker, Mike Milligan (Connor Byrne). Cam withdrew her accusation of fraud and Tracy was cleared of all charges, but was ordered to undergo community service by writing a column for the local newspaper. Finding herself threatened by her adopted mother's angry answerphone messages, she returned to Elm Tree House seeking solace in Mike, who offered her a job as a careworker.

Although her new career did not begin well, she soon began to improve as a careworker, although her actions put her boss Mike's career in jeopardy after a protest she led resulted in Lily Kettle (Jess Williams) falling off the roof. Also, Tracy finds it hard to cope when Cam goes to New York City, and ends up suffering a panic attack. Following this, Tracy continued working at Elm Tree House, using amateur detective skills to unmask new careworker Denis Stockle as a smoker, sustaining minor injuries falling down stairs in panics, and meeting her childhood rival Justine Littlewood (Montana Thompson) again.

The final episode saw Tracy preparing to leave Elm Tree House to leave for work in another care home with better pay, soon after gaining a qualification as a care worker. After causing an accident which resulted in a roof collapsing on Mike, and making sure everybody was alright, she left Elm Tree House for the last time.

Tracy is often mentioned in the spin-off 'The Dumping Ground'. In the Series 4 episode, 'One For Sorrow', Tee is seen giving Sasha Bellman a Peter Pan book with a message from Tracy inside.

Cam Lawson[edit]

Cam Lawson
The Story of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns character
Portrayed by Lisa Coleman
Duration 2002–05, 2010–2012
First appearance "Cam's First Visit"
17 January 2002
Last appearance "Goodbye, Tracy Beaker"
23 March 2012
Introduced by Cas Lester (2002)
Josephine Ward (2010)
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Author

Camilla "Cam" Lawson is a struggling turned successful author, and Tracy's eventual adoptive mother.

Cam makes her début appearance when she visits Stowey house in series 1. Also an aspiring author, Tracy tries to get her attention by unsuccessfully using Adele's makeup. When Cam reads her stories, she is impressed makes a number of return visits. Having formed a bond with Cam Tracy asked her to use her investigative skills to find her birth mother. Cam initially agrees. However, she abandons her mission having learned from Jenny that her mother has deliberately severed ties with her daughter. Initially upset with Cam, Tracy forgives her. Having been asked by Tracy on numerous occasions to be her foster mother, Cam eventually agrees at the end of series 1.

Unfortunately, the foster placement is short lived when Tracy accidentally sets fire to Cam's kitchen (series 2). With the damages being so severe that Cam can no longer look after her properly, Tracy returns to the dumping ground. Whilst Tracy initially blocks Cam from her life they eventually make up and rekindle their relationship as friends. Whilst they see each other regularly, Cam is hesitant to foster her again. When she learns that Tracy is being fostered by Ben's aunt and uncle, she is deeply upset. However, Tracy eventually decides not to be fostered and remains at the Dumping Ground.

In the third season, Cam leaves for New York for a writing course, but returns after she hears that Tracy is hospitalised for appendicitis. Cam writes a novel about a girl in care whose character is based upon Tracy. Cam falls out with Tracy again after the latter reads the ending and discovers that her inspiring character does not get fostered. They eventually reconcile.

In 'The Movie of Me' (between series 3 and 4), Cam decides to foster Tracy again. However, Tracy's birth mother turns up and initially seems willing to take Tracy back into her care. Tracy goes to find her mum after she leaves, having fallen out with careworkers. Cam is distraught and as soon as she finds out where she is, she pursues her with Justine in tow. When they find her, Cam realises that Tracy's mum does not care for her and eventually fosters Tracy.

In series 4, Cam and Tracy are happily living together again. Tracy often returns to the Dumping Ground to visit her friends.

In series 5, Cam and Tracy are on holiday in Egypt, where Cam develops a relationship with Gary. When they return to England, Tracy angrily returns to the Dumping Ground when Gary moves in. Having shunned Cam once again, they reconcile in and Tracy starts to bond with Gary. This is short lived Cam reveals that she and Gary are getting married. On the day of their wedding, Tracy, having eventually been convinced that Cam and Gary will not neglect her as a married couple, turns up at the wedding to hear them say "I do". Afterwards, Cam and Gary tell Tracy that they are adopting her, before they leave on their honeymoon.

Sometime between the end of the original series and the start of Tracy Beaker Returns, Cam and Gary divorce under unknown circumstances.

At the beginning of the first series ('Tracy Beaker Returns'), Tracy uses Cam's credit card to publish her autobiography, and is arrested. When Cam agrees that she will drop the charges on the condition that Tracy pays her back. To save money, Tracy finds employment as a trainee careworker at the Dumping Ground. In her first week, Tracy discovers that Cam and Mike had kept a letter from her birth mother a secret for years. At this point, there is a continuity error when Tracy exclaims that she has "never seen" her birth mother, in contradiction to flashbacks in series 1 of the original series, and the feature-length movie.

Tracy and Cam fall out, but as usual, they reconcile. In the season 1 finale, when Tracy announces that she has been offered a job in London and will be leaving, Mike asks Cam to foster another child. Cam disagrees, but Johnny overhears a later phone call saying that there is no point fostering again if Tracy is not going to move out, prompting him to decide to be interviewed by Tracy in another scheme to get himself and Tee fostered. When Cam learns of this, she goes to the Dumping Ground to see Johnny and Tee to tell them that it is not definitive that she will foster again.

In the second season, Cam fosters Lily Kettle after she falls off the roof of the Dumping Ground during a protest. In the final episode, Cam travels to New York. Whilst she was initially supposed to go for a few weeks, she announces that she has been given an opportunity to stay for six months, and that she has accepted it.

In the third season, Cam is still in New York and communicates with Tracy via the internet, eventually returning to England.

Cam is also seen in 'The Tracy Beaker Survival Files' where she is interviewed a by Tracy.

Justine Littlewood[edit]

Justine Littlewood
The Story of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns character
Portrayed by Montanna Thompson
Duration 2002–2005, 2012
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "Justine Littlewood Returns"
10 February 2012
Introduced by Cas Lester (2002)
Jane Dauncey (2005)
Josephine Ward (2005, 2012)
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Estate Agent

Justine Littlewood portrayed by Montanna Thompson, is the rival of Tracy Beaker. She was put into care after her father, Steve Littlewood, couldn't cope after the death of her mother. He visited her occasionally.

The Story of Tracy Beaker Series 1 (2002) - At Stowey House, she occupied Tracy Beaker's old room, this is until Tracy returns, causing an argument between the pair and starting Tracy and Justine's iconic rivalry.

Tracy Beaker Returns Series 3 (2012)- Justine returned in the third series of Tracy Beaker Returns for one episode, where she arrives and asks Mike to give her away at her wedding after her father didn't approve of her fiancé, Charlie. Carmen Howle took a liking to Justine (and Charlie) and thought they'd be the perfect foster parents for her. Mike invites Justine and Charlie round for lunch, or as the kids called it and Engagement Party (much to Tracy's disgust). At lunch Justine continues to talk about herself making Tracy feel jealous, but Justine crosses the line after she tells everyone that when Tracy was a kid, she used to lie a lot about her mum being a big Hollywood star. And that she'd join her in Hollywood to be a star too. Justine then added that she almost believed her, seemingly trying to make out she wasn't being mean but it was obvious to Tracy that she was. During lunch Justine's fiance Charlie gets a phone call, Rick Barber (who was already suspicious of Charlie) sneaks out the dining room to listen in on Charlie, and it sounds dodgy. Especially when Charlie comes back into the dining room saying his mum has had a fall, which didn't sound like what Rick overheard. Rick then follows Charlie out telling him he knows what he's doing as his parents were con artists too. Charlie threatens Rick and bribes him not to tell Justine by giving him a new laptop. After lunch Justine takes Gina Conway, Carmen, Lily Kettle, Tee Taylor and Sapphire Fox shopping, they come back with loads of clothes and jewellery from Justine and while they were out, Justine told the girls about the time when Tracy dared her to steal Jenny Edwards' clothes while she was in the shower. (Which later the girls decide to steal Tracy's clothes while she's in the shower, thinking she'd find it funny. Which she didn't find amusing in the slightest). Later in the dining room Justine is discussing her wedding day plans to Carmen, showing her pictures of the venue and her wedding dress, and even invites Carmen along to the wedding. Carmen then asks Justine about fostering which freaks Justine out a little but says she'll think about it and talk to Charlie after Carmen said it worked for Cam and Tracy. Tracy overhears this and grows a little jealous but also thinks Justine is just saying she'll foster Carmen to get one over on Tracy. Justine then says that Tracy hasn't changed and that she still thinks the whole world revolves around Tracy Beaker and then starts mocking her book she wrote, which starts a classic Beaker and Littlewood Brawl. Carmen stops them and shouts at Tracy and sayign how much she believes that Justine and Charlie are going to foster her. Rick then walks in a decides to tell the truth about Charlie. Rick tells Justine that Charlie is a con man and has loads of other girls on the go and twists things and lies to scam all these girls for their money, Justine refuses to believe her husband to be could be this evil, but agrees to team up with Tracy to find out the truth. So Justine, Tracy, Rick and Cam to team up to set a trap to catch Charlie out. After Charlie is caught out by Justine, with the help of Rick, Cam and Tracy. Justine ends it with Charlie and goes up to make up with her dad. Justine later goes back to the Dumping Ground to tell Mike and Gina what happened and what Charlie was up to, and that she found out Charlie's mum was in on the whole scam as well. Justine then goes to speak to Carmen to apologise that she won't be able to foster Carmen anymore after what's happened. Carmen calmly accepts the decision and reminds Justine what Tracy always tells them, that Dumping Ground Kids can cope with anything. Justine then tells Carmen to never to tell anyone she said that "Tracy Beaker's right". Before Justine leaves, her and Tracy have a heart to heart and reminisce their times in the DG. Tracy then goes on to say that she is a complete failure compared to Justine, but Justine says she doesn't think Tracy is a failure because her job just makes good money, while Tracy's job changes lives, then tells Tracy she's doing OK.

Elaine Boyak[edit]

Elaine Boyak
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Nisha Nayar
Duration 2002–2005
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "The Wedding"
9 December 2005
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Social Worker

Elaine Boyak (known as Elaine the Pain) made her first appearance on the 8th January 2002 in series 1 during the episode Dares. Her last appearance was during the episode The Wedding in series 5. It is unknown what happened to Elaine, and she hasn't been mentioned since. She either left Social Work or just ended up no longer being the social worker to residents that were living in the Dumping Ground. Elaine wasn't everyone's favourite person, as everyone nicknamed her Elaine the Pain, even the care workers.

Duke[edit]

Duke
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Clive Rowe
Duration 2002–2005
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "We're Off the Map Now"
5 April 2005
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Chef

Duke is a care-worker and also the Dumping Ground's chef and gardener from seasons 1 to 4. In season 5 he took a vacation to the Caribbean to see his family, from which he never returned. He is loved by all the dumping ground residents and careworkers.

Duke has faced some hostility towards his size. However, he is eventually accepted for who he is, and loved by those around.

He shared several emotional moments with Tracy and her friends. Like the rest of the staff, he maintains a disliking aura toward Elaine the Pain, having once locked her in the pantry to hide her from an inspector.

Jenny Edwards[edit]

Jenny Edwards
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Sharlene Whyte
Duration 2002–2003
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "Home and Hosed"
3 April 2003
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Head Careworker

Jenny Ruth Edwards, played by Sharlene Whyte, is the Dumping Ground's head care-worker from series 1 to 2. She is strict, but cares for the young people a lot and secretly despises social worker Elaine "The Pain" Boyak. Jenny leaves at the end of the second series, for a new job.

Louise Goven[edit]

Louise Goven
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Chelsie Padley
Duration 2002–2004
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "Good as Gold"
1 April 2004
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Louise Goven, played by Chelsie Padley, made her first appearance in the first episode of series 1. Louise was best friends with Tracy before she was fostered by a couple called Ted and Julie. However, Tracy never contacted Louise whilst she was away, so when Justine Littlewood arrived at the Dumping Ground, she became her new best friend. However, when Tracy returned, she became jealous of Louise and Justine, resulting in arguments and Tracy breaking Justine's clock. Louise leaves after she is fostered by the Morris family, in The Long Goodbye. However she makes guest appearances in series 3 and 4.

Adele Azupadi[edit]

Adele Azupadi
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Rochelle Gadd
Duration 2002–2003
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "Home and Hosed"
3 April 2003
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Shop assistant

Adele Azupadi, played by Rochelle Gadd, made her first appearance in the first episode of series 1. Adele is the eldest resident of the Dumping Ground in the first series and works part-time in a clothing store. Adele usually keeps herself to herself however intervenes if she has to. Adele returns in series 2, and is seen to be living in a bed-sit on her own. This is until, Tracy visits her and she admits that she is lonely living on her own. Adele then returns to live in the Dumping Ground. She is not seen in series 3, as it is thought that she had now moved out.

Ben Batambuze[edit]

Ben Batambuze
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Luke Youngblood
Duration 2002–2003
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "Home and Hosed"
3 April 2003
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Ben is Tracy's best friend as he met her in the first episode of TSOTB 'Tracy Returns To The Dumping Ground'. He seems to be living on the streets. However In the episode 'The Truth Comes Out', Tracy finds out that Ben has a mum and dad and is left in Anger, Shock and sadness. Then, in the episode, 'Birthday' he tries to make it up to Tracy by saving her birthday party by being the DJ. He leaves in the Season 2 Finale, 'Home And Hosed' as he gets ready to go to boarding school. Tracy is seen talking to him in the Series 3 Premiere, 'Leavn' on a Jet Plane' on the phone. A picture of him is seen in the S3 episode, 'The Beaker Club'

Luke Youngblood, was supposed to return for 'Tracy Beaker Parties With Pudsey' and the Series 5 episode, 'The Wedding' but somehow, declined plans.

Peter Ingham[edit]

Peter Ingham
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Joe Starrs
Duration 2002
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "The End!"
4 April 2002
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Peter first appears in the episode 'Tracy Returns To The DG' and likes to tell everyone that he is Tracy's Best Friend- much to her annoyance. In one episode in Series 1 of TSOTB, Jill and Terry Brown, take Tracy out but they decide that they don't want to foster her, but they want to foster Peter instead. They do so in Series 1 Episode 24, 'Cut The Weed' but Peter comes back to the DG, claiming that he ran away and misses Tracy and the rest of the residents. Tracy and Peter then become friends, and soon Peter, has to go back to Terry and Jill. He returns for the Series 1 Finale, with Mike [Who left in Series 1 Episode 25, 'Miss You']. They are both seen at Tracy's fair-well party.

A picture of him is seen in 'Shelly Rules' Series 3 Episode 2.

Ryan[edit]

Ryan
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Sonny Muslim
Duration 2002
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "The End!"
4 April 2002
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Ryan is a resident, who lives at the DG, with his non identical Twin Brother, Zac. The two have a passion for football. They are also Tracy's cousin's. The two brothers leave in-between Series 1 and Series 2 as they got fostered by 'two Unlikely Couples'

Zac[edit]

Zac
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Jay Haher
Duration 2002
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "The End!"
4 April 2002
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Maxy King[edit]

Maxy King [1]
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Jerome Holder
Duration 2002
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "The End!"
4 April 2002
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Maxy is a Sweet-loving 4-year-old who used to live in the DG. He is best friends, with Tracy, Ben, Peter, Ryan and Zac. He is not friends with Justine Littlewood, or Louise Goven as they try to make a fool out of him in the Series 1 Episode 'The Docsoap'. He's best known line, is 'It Wasn't Me' which was used by his Spin-Off Character, Dolly in Series 2 as she is seen untangling a tape.

Maxy leaves in-between Series 1 and 2. He apparently got Fostered by a black African family.

A snap shot photo of him is seen from the Series 1 episode 'Tracy's Birthday' when Dolly is showing Nathan, Duke's and Jenny's Halloween Costumes, in the episode 'Back And Bad' which is the first episode of Series 2.

Nathan Jones[edit]

Nathan Jones
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by James Cartwright
Duration 2003–2004
First appearance "Back and Bad"
7 January 2003
Last appearance "Good as Gold"
1 April 2004
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Careworker

Nathan is a care worker, who replaces Mike who left in Series 1 as he went to another Care Home. He is described as Lazy, an idiot [By Tracy in Series 3] and last-minute. In the Series 3 episode, 'Crash And Trashed', Nathan shows a loving care to Crash after an annoying Tracy, makes him really angry, making him almost throw a chair on her and almost killing her.

Nathan leaves in-between Series 3 and Series 4, as he is working as a Care worker at another home.

Bouncer Plakova[edit]

The Story of Tracy Beaker
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Ben Hanson
Duration 2003–2005
First appearance "Back and Bad"
7 January 2003
Last appearance "The Wedding"
9 December 2005
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Chef

Bouncer is a loving, funny character who is the brother to Lol. The two are the Spin-Off Characters, of Zac and Ryan Matthews [who left in Series 1]. Like the twins, they are very close. However, in the Series 4 episode, 'Bouncer VS. Lol', Bouncer is angry after finding out that Lol was eavesdropping on him and Sid, leaving their brother friendship tested.

Bouncer's last appearance is in Series 5 Episode 20, 'The Wedding', along with, Crash, Jackie, Layla, Alice, Lol, Justine, Rebecca, Roxy, Rio, Elaine and Wolfie.

Bouncer is now a gormet Chef.

Ben Hanson has made further plans to make a guest appearance in the Fifth Series of The Tracy Beaker Spin-Off, 'The Dumping Ground'.

Lol Plakova[edit]

Lol Plakova
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Ciaran Joyce
Duration 2003–2005
First appearance "Back and Bad"
7 January 2003
Last appearance "The Wedding"
9 December 2005
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Chef

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Dolly[edit]

Dolly
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Chloe Hibbert-Waters
Duration 2003
First appearance "Back and Bad"
7 January 2003
Last appearance "The Beaker Club"
4 December 2003
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Amber Hurst[edit]

Amber Hurst
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Alicia Hooper
Duration 2003
First appearance "Alien"
21 January 2003
Last appearance "Home and Hosed"
3 April 2003
Introduced by Cas Lester
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Shelley Appleton[edit]

Shelley Appleton
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Nicola Reynolds
Duration 2003, 2005
First appearance "Leavin' on a Jet Plane"
25 September 2003
Last appearance "Operation Careworker"
6 December 2005
Introduced by Jane Dauncey (2003)
Josephine Ward (2005)
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Head Careworker

Crash "Liam" Daniels[edit]

Crash "Liam" Daniels
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Darragh Mortell
Duration 2003–2005
First appearance "Leavin' on a Jet Plane"
25 September 2003
Last appearance "The Wedding"
9 December 2005
Introduced by Jane Dauncey
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Chef

Crash is a characters from The Story of Tracy Beaker. Crash's real name is Liam, this is revealed when his father Theo (Patrick Robinson) guest starred in the 5th Series. Crash has quite a bad and short temper, this is due to his background and life before he lived in care. Crash's father was also very angry and short tempered after his wife (Crash's mother) left, and he took his anger out of Crash. Crash has quite a few close friends in the Dumping Ground. Crash was the first resident to make an effort in making friends with Jackie Hopper when she first arrived. Crash later became close friends with Tracy, Lol and Bouncer. Crash has had many rivals while he was in the Dumping Ground like Michael Grys (like everyone else), Tracy Beaker (before they became close friends) and The Wellards. But later became friends with Rio Wellard. Crash is also has good skills in art, mainly painting. He also made a working rocket for Bouncer for his 16th birthday in Series 4.

Michael Grys[edit]

Michael Grys
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by William Tomlin
Duration 2003–2004
First appearance "Leavin' on a Jet Plane"
25 September 2003
Last appearance "Good as Gold"
1 April 2004
Introduced by Jane Dauncey
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Jackie Hopper[edit]

Jackie Hopper
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Abby Rakic-Platt
Duration 2003–2005
First appearance "Jackie"
9 October 2003
Last appearance "The Wedding"
9 December 2005
Introduced by Jane Dauncey
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Marco Maloney[edit]

Marco Maloney
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Jack Edwards
Duration 2003–2005
First appearance "Leavin' on a Jet Plane"
25 September 2003
Last appearance "Two's a Crowd"
8 December 2005
Introduced by Jane Dauncey
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Hayley[edit]

Hayley
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Kristal Lau
Duration 2003–2005
First appearance "Leavin' on a Jet Plane"
25 September 2003
Last appearance "Beam Me Up, Scottie"
4 January 2005
Introduced by Jane Dauncey
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Layla[edit]

Layla
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Cara Readle
Duration 2003–2005
First appearance "Leavin' on a Jet Plane"
25 September 2003
Last appearance "The Wedding"
9 December 2005
Introduced by Jane Dauncey
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Sid Rooney[edit]

Sid Rooney
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Vincenzo Pellegrino
Duration 2004–2005
First appearance "Return to Sender"
7 October 2004
Last appearance "We're Off the Map Now"
5 April 2005
Introduced by Jane Dauncey
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Head Careworker

Sid was a short-lived careworker. He worked alongside Duke but was the polar opposite, having virtually no sense of humour- indeed, this formed the basis of one episode. The kids find Sid very boring, but when he takes a few days' break and leaves the Dumping Ground in the care of a draconian careworker, they realise they are lucky to have him, and welcome him back with open arms.

Chantal Wellard[edit]

Chantal Wellard
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Deepal Parmar
Duration 2004–2005
First appearance "Return to Sender"
7 October 2004
Last appearance "Chantal's Goodbye"
29 November 2005
Introduced by Jane Dauncey
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Chantal Wellard, played by Deepal Parmar, first appeared on 7 October 2004 in the first episode of series 4. She is the eldest of her siblings. Chantal has red and black dip-dyed hair worn mostly in a ponytail. She's gothic like the rest of the Wellards. She likes to wear black clothes and black lipstick. Chantal is rebellious and clashes with other carekids along with Roxy and Rio. She plans to take over The Dumping Ground along with her brother and sister. At beginning of Series 5, she seems a lot more mature, she then moves in with her dad. After that, Rio becomes more open with the other kids and becomes friends with them, much to Roxy's annoyance.

Rio Wellard[edit]

Rio Wellard
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Craig Roberts
Duration 2004–2005
First appearance "Return to Sender"
7 October 2004
Last appearance "The Wedding"
9 December 2005
Introduced by Jane Dauncey
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Rio Wellard, played by Craig Roberts, first appeared on 7 October 2004 in the first episode of series 4. Rio is feisty but kind. He is close to his half sisters Roxy and Chantal, and is a rebellious bully at first and immediately argues with Crash. In Series 5, Chantal then leaves the Dumping Ground. He then becomes more open with the other care kids and makes friends with Crash. Him and Roxy often dream big. He is a main part in Roxy's schemes. He is very protective over Roxy and cares for her even though they fight at times. |years = 2005

Roxy Wellard[edit]

Roxy Wellard
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Sophie Borja
Duration 2004–2005
First appearance "Return to Sender"
7 October 2004
Last appearance "The Wedding"
9 December 2005
Introduced by Jane Dauncey
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Roxy Wellard, played by Sophie Borja, first appeared on 7 October 2004 in the first episode of series 4. Roxy is the youngest of her siblings but often takes control. Roxy is described as a stereo typical goth. She is always seen wearing black and white, a high ponytail fastened with either a bronze, pink or black feathery flower band and sometimes earrings. However, her face looks innocent but her "bad girl" look makes her intimidating. Her age is unknown but is about 8 or 9 as she looks older than she actually is.

Wolfie[edit]

Wolfie
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Felix Drake
Duration 2005
First appearance "Independence Day"
15 March 2005
Last appearance "The Wedding"
9 December 2005
Introduced by Jane Dauncey
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Wolfie, portrayed by Felix Drake, made his first appearance on 30 January 2005 in series 4 of The Story of Tracy Beaker during the episode Independence Day. He departed in series 5 during the episode The Wedding.

Rebecca Chalmers[edit]

Rebecca Chalmers
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Georgina Hagen
Duration 2005
First appearance "Caring and Sharing"
28 November 2005
Last appearance "The Wedding"
9 December 2005
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Rebecca Chalmers, portrayed by Georgina Hagen, made her first appearance on 28 November 2005 in series 5 of The Story of Tracy Beaker during the episode Caring and Sharing. She departed in series 5 during the episode The Wedding.

Milly[edit]

Milly
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Holly Gibbs
Duration 2005
First appearance "Scary Milly"
30 November 2005
Last appearance "The Wedding"
9 December 2005
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Milly, portrayed by Holly Gibbs, made her first appearance on 30 November 2005 in series 5 of The Story of Tracy Beaker during the episode Scary Milly. She departed in series 5 during the episode The Wedding.

Alice[edit]

Alice
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Olivia Grant
Duration 2005
First appearance "Frankelainestein"
1 December 2005
Last appearance "The Wedding"
9 December 2005
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Alice, portrayed by Olivia Grant, made her first appearance on 1 December 2005 in series 5 of The Story of Tracy Beaker during the episode Frankelainestein. She departed in series 5 during the episode The Wedding.

Gina Conway[edit]

Gina Conway
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Kay Purcell
Duration 2010–2013
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "Scary Beasts"
15 March 2013
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former, regular (returning)
Profile
Occupation Senior Care Worker

Gina Conway, played by Kay Purcell, is a careworker at Elm Tree House in Tracy Beaker Returns and the first series of The Dumping Ground. She first appeared on 8 January 2010, the start of Tracy Beaker Returns, and continued appearing until 15 March 2013, the final episode in series 1 of The Dumping Ground. It was announced in December 2015 that Gina would return to the series; the following month, it was confirmed her return would be brief.

Gina is of Jamaican descent with black and highlighted hair. She is kind and a great house mother to the children. Gina is very clever towards the children and the residents seem to respect her. She is able to control the children without them resenting her interventions, however the children sometimes see her as loud and brash when she is angry. But sometimes that is the only way to get them to listen too her.

Gina first encounters Tracy Beaker (Dani Harmer) when she opens the door to her after Tracy arrives at the Dumping Ground. Not really understanding who Tracy is, Gina tells Tracy that Mike Milligan (Connor Bryne) has gone out somewhere. Gina is sympathetic and lets Tracy in as it is pouring with rain outside. The kids at the Dumping Ground recognise Tracy from a television broadcast and Tracy gives a copy of her signed autobiography to Gina for 99p less. Gina allows Tracy to tuck all the kids into their beds. When Tracy finally talks to Mike, he accidentally lets slip to Gina that Tracy was arrested for using Cam Lawson (Lisa Coleman)'s credit card. Gina is angry because she let Tracy put the kids to bed. Gina does not warm to Tracy at first, but grows to adore her and usually stand up for her. Gina then encounters trouble with one of the older children, Sapphire Fox (Saffron Coomber) when she doesn't allow her to go with her dad on his tour, but that was for safety reasons. Gina is strict but cares very much about the kids.

Gina appears throughout "The Dumping Ground"'s first series, continuing her role as a care worker, however, at the beginning of series 2, new care worker, May-Li Wang reveals that Gina no longer works at the care home. Head writer (at the time) Elly Brerwer confirmed on Twitter that Gina had been given a bit of a promotion, in order to be able to afford to keep her mum Hattie in a care home. Gina's mum Hattie has Dementia, she made an appearance in the 8th episode of Series 1. Gina has been mentioned two times after her off screen departure, by May-Li in Jody in Wonderland and Mike in Hope (Series 2 episode 12).

Sapphire Fox[edit]

Sapphire Fox
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Saffron Coomber
Duration 2010–2012
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "Goodbye, Tracy Beaker"
23 March 2012
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Sapphire 'Saph' Fox, (played by Saffron Coomber), was a resident of "Elm Tree House" during all three series of "Tracy Beaker Returns", although due to a busy schedule, the character only appeared on a recurring basis during the third series. Coomber did not return for the Tracy Beaker Returns spin-off, The Dumping Ground. Sapphire is tall and of mixed race. She has long (it is shorter in series 2) dark-brown curly hair and often wears large earrings, and her character is a guide and an older sister to most of the children, notably Harry Jones (Phillip Graham Scott). She attends college as of the third series. She can be motherly and overprotective to Harry, but also hides many secrets. During the third series she gets her own flat, but due to a flood she finds herself moving back to Elm Tree House and sharing with Elektra. She is sixteen on her last appearance.

Sapphire, Elektra, Frank, Johnny and Lily were all seen to appear in the mini-series titled, "The Dumping Ground Dish Up", as they all helped Lily on her new project concluding healthy living for her catering course.

Frank Matthews[edit]

Frank Matthews
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Chris Slater
Duration 2010–2014, 2015
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "Refuge"
8 December 2015
Introduced by Josephine Ward (2010)
Lis Steele (2015)
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student (until 2012)
Waiter (2013)

Frank Matthews played by Chris Slater, was a resident of Elm Tree House throughout "Tracy Beaker Returns" and the first two series of "The Dumping Ground". He suffers from cerebral palsy, and is 19 years old as of 2014 – he is tall and has blonde hair and brown eyes. He is a kind, caring and often gullible character who supports Manchester United, and enjoys pranking people along with his best friend Liam O'Donovan. During the course of "The Dumping Ground", he becomes a waiter, begins a relationship with another waitress, Jade, and is reunited with his best friend Liam, eventually leaving Ashdene Ridge so they can live together.

Frank was seen to appear in a brand new mini-series titled, "The Dumping Ground Dish Up", with the five appearances of Sapphire, Elektra, Johnny and Lily.

Liam O'Donovan[edit]

Liam O'Donovan
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Richard Wisker
Duration 2010–2012, 2014
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "Face the Music"
28 March 2014
Introduced by Josephine Ward (2010)
Lis Steele (2014)
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Liam O'Donovan is a former resident of Elm Tree House played by actor Richard Wisker. He was a resident of Elm Tree House throughout "Tracy Beaker Returns". Liam is of medium-height and has brown hair and eyes. His best friend is Frank. Liam is sarcastic, cunning and sly, but he is kind and loyal to those he considers friends; he enjoys pranking and scamming people.

Liam is living with a foster family at the start of the first series but is sent back to the care home due to his bad behaviour. In the third series of the show, Liam buys counterfeit DVDs at the local market with Elektra's money. When the owners of the stall refuse to give him the money back, he trashes the stall from where he purchased them. The owners of the stall chase Liam. During the pursuit, Liam crashes into a woman, who drops her purse as a result of the collision. When Liam tries to assist her, she comes to the conclusion that he was trying to steal her bag. Meanwhile, Tracy then receives a letter from a person named Jack. It turns out that Jack is actually Liam's brother. Tracy researches more about Jack and Liam's relationship, and it is revealed that Liam was abandoned as a baby after he was born. Jack is a police officer who has been involved in an undercover operation. Although Jack offers Liam the opportunity to live together, Liam is hesitant to accept. He tells Tracy that he likes it at the care home because he is comfortable and has friends there. The episode concludes with Liam and Frank saying good-bye to one another. Liam then leaves the 'Dumping Ground' on the back of his brother's motorbike, waving good-bye to his best friend.

Liam, now 17 years old, returned to The Dumping Ground in the second series as part of an online mini-series titled 'Liam's Story'; his story was resolved as he returned to "The Dumping Ground" in the final episode of the second series, departing from the show. Liam was mentioned in the third series of The Dumping Ground by Frank when he tried to help Kazima.

Lily Kettle[edit]

Lily Kettle
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Jessie Williams
Duration 2010–2014
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "The Barbecue"
24 January 2014
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Catering Student

Lily Kettle is the daughter of Steve Kettle (Ben Cartwright) and a resident of Elm Tree House throughout "Tracy Beaker Returns". She appears as a resident on-and-off throughout the show, and throughout the first two series of "The Dumping Ground", before eventually departing for good.

She proves herself quite quickly to be a competent and protective mother figure to her younger sisters, Poppy (Katie Anderson) and Rosie Kettle (Claudia Colling / Millie Redfearn), following their mother's death and father's inability to care for them, eventually challenging their foster parents as she finds it difficult to not be in control.

Lily has a strong friendship with Carmen Howle (Amy-Leigh Hickman) during the first series onwards. Lily and Carmen fall out when Lily accuses Carmen of wanting to take over the motherly role of Lily's younger sisters, Poppy and Rosie. However, the two friends reconcile. Lily and her sisters are fostered in Family Values - Carmen is deeply saddened. Lily returns to the 'Dumping Ground' in Sisters. Despite the protests of her foster parents Matt and Christie, Lily still wanted to have primary control over the care of her sisters. This is because she has been the 'mother figure' to her sisters for a very long time. Tracy's attempts to resolve the matter end in failure.

However, in Fallen, Matt and Christie decide to take her back, against Lily's wishes. A dramatic episode ends in Lily falling from a two storey roof; however, besides minor injuries and a broken leg and arm she makes a full recovery. Cam eventually decides to foster Lily, after expressing her doubts about fostering another child. Lily and Carmen's friendship is tested to the core when Carmen and Sapphire Fox (Saffron Coomber) purposely blame Lily for them and the rest of the children being sent to Burneywood because of the budget cuts. However, Carmen makes up with Lily upon defending her from the other kids who are mean to Lily because of recent events. In Crushed, Tracy soon resents Cam and Lily's relationship and takes a night job at a cafe. She begins to be slightly mean and spiteful to Lily. At the end of the episode, Tracy decides that she would like to act as a proper and caring older sister for Lily.

In The Scare Game, Lily encounters her father Steve during a shopping trip with Tracy. The problem is that Steve has a restraining order against him which precludes him from having contact with his three daughters; however, the issue is resolved as Steve manages to get the restraining order removed so he can be a proper dad to Lily. In Belongings, Lily shows animosity towards the couple who fostered her sisters, Poppy and Rosie. She feels that they should all be together. Lily does not feel as if the foster family can take care of her sisters properly.

In Baby, Steve's girlfriend Shannay, who is moving in, becomes heavily pregnant. At first, Lily is unhappy with the situation, but when Shannay goes into early labour Lily blames herself what has happens and locks herself in the bathroom. When Lily is sleeping, she gets a text from her dad with a picture of her new half-brother, Jonah. She then becomes very fond of him.

In episode 4 of the second series, Lily breaks the news to Carmen that she is leaving to live in Brighton with her dad and Shannay, who have been asked by Shannay's sister to run a local café nearby the sea. Carmen accuses Steve of wanting to make Lily move away with him, but Lily admits to Carmen that she wants to go with her family, to see her brother, Jonah grow up. Lily promises to visit, as her sisters still live in the town, and leaves Ashdene Ridge and goes to Brighton with her family. She sends Carmen a picture of them together via message.

Following a brand new mini-series titled, "The Dumping Ground Dish Up", Lily was seen to be studying a catering course at college, as she is now 16 and hoping to become a professional cook. Four other former characters concluded Sapphire, Frank, Elektra and Johnny as they accompanied Lily's journey in help for her cookery project.

Toby Coleman[edit]

Toby Coleman
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by John Bell
Duration 2010–2011
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "Chain Reaction"
25 March 2011
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student

Toby Coleman is a resident of Elm Tree House throughout the first two series of "Tracy Beaker Returns", who made his first appearance in the first series of Tracy Beaker Returns. He is played by actor John Bell. He moved into care after his parents died in a car crash. Throughout his stay at the Dumping Ground, he proves to be a loyal friend and is usually a source of calm at the residence. He is best friends with Johnny and gets along with the older residents like Liam, Frank and Elektra.

In Bad Luck Boy, Toby is convinced that his life is jinxed, inspiring Tracy to write a funny column called "Bad Luck Boy" commenting on his bad luck. He becomes the butt of everyone's jokes. When Tracy finds out from Sapphire that Toby's parents died in a car crash, as well as his foster parents, Tracy sets about making amends before he meets another set of prospective foster parents. When Toby sees the new foster parents' car arrive, Toby decides to run away because he is afraid of his bad luck. Tracy eventually finds him in the garden. Toby is upset because he doesn't want foster parents but wants his own parents instead. Toby is worried that his bad luck will strike again. Tracy convinces Toby to go back to the Dumping Ground to meet the foster parents but decides that he does not wish to get fostered.

In Crushed, Toby befriends a girl named Sara at a comic book store. He likes her because he realizes that the two have very much in common but when Toby tells her that his parents are still alive, Sara tells Toby that her mother had died. Toby returns to the Dumping Ground realizing everything he owned had been stolen by the others because they believed he wasn't returning but Liam and Frank decide to help him get his comics back. Toby asks Liam for help about Sara in telling the truth about his parents. Toby gives Sara his old, rare comic book and tells her the truth about his parents, she is hurt by this and runs off home, but when Toby follows her, he discovers that she has been lying all along and that her mother is still alive after which he is frustrated with her but she gives him a kiss on the cheek.

It is mentioned at the beginning of the third series that Toby has been fostered.

Gus Carmichael[edit]

Gus Carmichael
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Noah Marullo
Duration 2010–2013
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "What Would Gus Want?"
25 January 2013
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular

Gus Carmichael is played by Noah Marullo, and was a resident of Elm Tree House during "Tracy Beaker Returns" and the first series of "The Dumping Ground". Gus has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism, which makes him eager to keep tidy, and so he is a stickler for detail. Gus is tall for his age with black curly hair. He is always seen wearing a black shirt and beige trousers, and enjoys playing the piano, but is socially awkward due to the Asperger's; he despises too much noise, and hates disorder, feeling that everything must be timetabled. During "The Dumping Ground"'s first series, he was fostered by a lesbian couple.

Rosie Kettle[edit]

Rosie Kettle
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Claudia Colling (2010)
Millie Redfearn (2011–12)
Duration 2010–2012
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "Belonging"
27 January 2012
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; recurring

Rosie Kettle, portrayed by Claudia Colling in series 1 and Millie Redfearn in series 2 and 3, made her first appearance on 8 January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Full Circle. She departed in series 3 during the episode Belonging.

When Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) moves into Lily's (Jessie Williams) bedroom, Lily is hurt when Carmen takes over with Rosie and Poppy (Katie Anderson). Lily falls out with Carmen she unintentionally upsets Rosie by putting sparkles in her hair, however, they later make up.

Rosie is fostered with Lily and Poppy by Matt (Chris Robson) and Christie (Vicky Hall). When Lily is returned to The Dumping Ground after arguing with Matt and Christie about who is in charge of Rosie and Poppy, Tracy (Dani Harmer) takes Lily back to the Perry's to apologise. However, Rosie and Poppy get upset when Lily argues with Matt and Christie. On a visit to the Perry's, Christie announces to Lily that she can move back in, which pleases Rosie and Poppy, however, Lily doesn't seem enthusiastic.

With Lily living with him, Rosie and Poppy meet their father, Steve (Ben Cartwright), as he is hoping to get them back. However, the meeting doesn't go well and Rosie and Poppy run out crying. Lily decides to organise a meeting between her dad and sisters in the park and she lies to Tracy about the park when she asks her to ask Christie to bring her sisters over. Tracy isn't thrilled when she discovers Lily set up things with her dad and sisters, but Tracy reluctantly agrees for it to go ahead. Poppy is sick after eating too much and Rosie hits Steve with the swing accidentally. Christie is furious with Tracy when she learns Rosie and Poppy met Steve. After realising her sisters are settled with the Perry's, Lily tells her dad he doesn't have to get Rosie and Poppy back.

Poppy Kettle[edit]

Poppy Kettle
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Katie Anderson
Duration 2010–2012
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "Belonging"
27 January 2012
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; recurring

Poppy Kettle, portrayed by Katie Anderson, made her first appearance on 8 January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Full Circle. She departed in series 3 during the episode Belonging.

When Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) moves into Lily's (Jessie Williams) bedroom, Lily is hurt when Carmen takes over with Poppy and Rosie Kettle (Claudia Colling). Lily falls out with Carmen she unintentionally upsets Rosie by putting sparkles in her hair, however, they later make up.

Poppy is fostered with Lily and Rosie by Matt (Chris Robson) and Christie (Vicky Hall). When Lily is returned to The Dumping Ground after arguing with Matt and Christie about who is in charge of Poppy and Rosie, Tracy (Dani Harmer) takes Lily back to the Perry's to apologise. However, Poppy and Rosie get upset when Lily argues with Matt and Christie. On a visit to the Perry's, Christie announces to Lily that she can move back in, which pleases Poppy and Rosie, however, Lily doesn't seem enthusiastic.

With Lily living with him, Poppy and Rosie meet their father, Steve (Ben Cartwright), as he is hoping to get them back. However, the meeting doesn't go well and Poppy and Rosie run out crying. Lily decides to organise a meeting between her dad and sisters in the park and she lies to Tracy about the park when she asks her to ask Christie to bring her sisters over. Tracy isn't thrilled when she discovers Lily set up things with her dad and sisters, but Tracy reluctantly agrees for it to go ahead. Poppy is sick after eating too much and Rosie hits Steve with the swing accidentally. Christie is furious with Tracy when she learns Poppy and Rosie met Steve. After realising her sisters are settled with the Perry's, Lily tells her dad he doesn't have to get Poppy and Rosie back.

Johnny Taylor[edit]

Johnny Taylor
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Joe Maw
Duration 2010–2015
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "Dragon Slayer"
13 March 2015
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Soldier

Jonathan "Johnny" Taylor, played by Joe Maw throughout all series of "Tracy Beaker Returns" and "The Dumping Ground", is Tee and Hope Taylor's older brother. He is a very tidy person, who is initially overprotective of his sister Tee following a difficult relationship with their stepdad. Johnny is medium-height, with brown hair and dark grey eyes, and gets on well with many residents of the Dumping Ground, forming frienemyships with characters such as Elektra, Liam and later Bailey. He is eleven years old when he is introduced in the series.

In the first series of "Tracy Beaker Returns", he is introduced as an overprotective brother desperate to get both himself and his sister Tee fostered, although he later softens his approach. As the series progresses, he learns not to let his anger get the better of him, although in "The Dumping Ground"'s first series, he is verbally attacked by the other children for displaying homophobic attitudes. At the end of the third series, he leaves to join the army.

Johnny was seen to appear in a mini-series titled, "The Dumping Ground Dish Up", alongside Sapphire, Elektra, Frank and Lily.

In Episode 6 of Series 4 according to the credits of the episode he made an appearance although he was never seen on screen.

Seth Foreman[edit]

Seth Forman
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Ashley Taylor-Rhys
Duration 2011–2012
First appearance "Money"
28 January 2011
Last appearance "Goodbye, Tracy Beaker"
23 March 2012
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Social worker
Band member

Seth Forman is played by Ashley Taylor-Rhys and was Toby's social worker, and later Tracy's boyfriend, during "Tracy Beaker Returns"'s second and third series. Seth is tall and mixed race and has brown eyes. He is kind and humorous, and likes Tracy a lot: they eventually begin a turbulent relationship.

When a bag of money is found mysteriously in the garden, Toby immediately points the finger at Seth who is a new social worker. Seth then begins to act strangely towards Toby. Liam and Frank decide to spend their share of the money on a new television but end up running from security. Two police officers arrive at the Dumping Ground to search for the money but after searching the garden, the police officers find no trace of the money. Toby tells Johnny that he thinks that Seth is looking for the money and he wants it back, so Toby decides to follow Seth around and spy on him to get some evidence that he has stolen the money, when Seth leaves the room, Toby steals Seth's phone and Gus tells Tracy to meet Toby in the toy cupboard without telling Seth. Toby tells Tracy that Seth has text messages on his phone regarding to the money and Toby then shows Tracy the money but Tracy then witnesses Seth telling Toby to give his "stolen property" back and she pushes him onto the floor and they lock him in the basement. Carmen and Lily tease Tracy about crushing on Seth. At the end he decides to quit and asks Tracy to tour with him. After Tracy declines this offer, she kisses Seth.

In Justine Littlewood Returns, Tracy tells everyone that Seth is now her boyfriend. When Seth discovers that this was just a ruse to make Justine jealous, he becomes cross with Tracy and tells her that she needs to figure out what she wants. She later finds out that she wants to be with Seth. Seth returns in Goodbye Tracy Beaker to say how proud he is of Tracy.

Elektra Perkins[edit]

Elektra Perkins
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Jessica Revell
Duration 2011–2013
First appearance "Elektra"
4 February 2011
Last appearance "Scary Beasts"
15 March 2013
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular

Mandy "Elektra" Perkins was a difficult and rebellious resident of Elm Tree House during the second and third series of "Tracy Beaker Returns" and the first series of "The Dumping Ground", and was portrayed by Jessica Revell. Elektra presents herself as a tough young lady who is happy to bully and intimidate people. She is quite mean, sarcastic, and cunning, and whilst she does have caring moments, and begins friendships with Toby, Carmen and Johnny, she mainly displays her tough, uncaring and mean side. She shows more of her softer side in The Dumping Ground and has friendships with Faith and Rick.

Elektra arrives in Elektra, during the second series, instantly beginning her stay by fighting Liam, later explaining this as a reflex reaction following several tough experiences in other care homes. She begins to form a gang with the other residents, forcing them to commit thefts for her personal gain to test their loyalty to her.

In "A Day in the Country", Elektra is left jilted after Carmen almost dies falling off a bridge due to her actions; she also saves Harry from an adder.

During "Snake Bite", Elektra is reunited with her old gang, the Cobras, although after they try to rob Toby she realises that what they’re doing is wrong, and she moves on, leaving the gang behind.

Going Home reveals more about Elektra's character and family background. Elektra's sister, Melissa Perkins, arrives at Elm Tree House in order to ask Elektra to be her bridesmaid. The residents find it amusing that Elektra's real name is Mandy. Melissa breaks the news that she is going to get married to a man named Harvey. The two sisters shop for dresses and Elektra observes through Melissa's behaviour that her mother has a strong influence upon every aspect of the wedding. Elektra is emphatic that she not be forced to change her hair, no matter what her controlling mother dictates. Elektra's mother put Elektra in care despite the fact that Elektra did not want to go into care. Melissa convinces Elektra that both of her parents love her and that they would welcome her if she came to lunch. Tracy accompanies Elektra to lunch with her parents. Although they kicked Elektra out of the house, they have made an effort to see her since. Elektra appears to be pleased that her mother took the time to buy a vegetarian lasagne for her. Her mother seems to think that Elektra has severe behavioural problems and wants to focus upon the wedding whereas Elektra's father at first seems to be more concerned about his daughter's welfare and putting the past behind them. History seems to repeat itself when Elektra's mother assumes control by saying that bridesmaids cannot have blue hair. Elektra becomes infuriated when her mother tells her that she must keep the fact that she resides at a care home a secret from Harvey. Mrs Perkins told Harvey that her daughter was away at a boarding school. Elektra rings the wedding planner in order to cancel the wedding by pretending to be her mother. Melissa comes to the Dumping Ground and gives Elektra a gift, a new pair of white boots for the wedding. Melissa is furious when she discovers that Elektra cancelled the wedding. She states that Elektra does not deserve a family. She also showcases her feelings of resentment when she states that she always had to be the good daughter and that she was not able to attend her own prom because her parents were too busy dealing with Elektra's problems with the police.

Many events during the series, like Elektra behaviour during Gus's adoption, have lead viewers to the idea that she is a lesbian. Elektra left Elm Tree House following the conclusion to the first series of "The Dumping Ground".

Elektra was seen to appear alongside Sapphire, Frank, Johnny and Lily in a mini-series titled, "The Dumping Ground Dish Up".

Rick Barber[edit]

Rick Barber
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Daniel Pearson
Duration 2012–2014
First appearance Slow Burn
6 January 2012
Last appearance "Face the Music"
28 March 2014
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular

Rick Barber (played by Daniel Pearson) is a resident of Elm Tree House, and later Ashdene Ridge, during the third series of "Tracy Beaker Returns" and the first two series of "The Dumping Ground"; he went into care when his parents went to prison for fraud. Rick is tall with brown hair and blue eyes. He is nice and intelligent but also hot-headed and moody. He is a very fair character, and has good morals. He finds a friend in Carmen, is naturally protective of Tyler, he plays the guitar and enjoys listening to his parents' old vinyl records, feeling that they are all that is left of the memories he had with them.

Rick expresses a wish for a sibling, but says his parents never had more children as it was impractical in case they needed to pack up and leave suddenly, due to being scammers. When Rick and Carmen become closer, Carmen learns more about Rick's character. He tells Carmen that both of his parents used to con people out of money. Things were good for a while until his parents got sent to prison and Rick ended up in the care home. Rick feels guilty because his parents used to involve him in their scams and this meant that his parents were able to purchase nice things for him. He regrets benefitting from exploiting people.

In Dreamland ("The Dumping Ground" series 1, episode 8), Rick gets a huge shock when he finds his dad, disguised as a boiler man, inside the Dumping Ground. Gerry is on leave from prison for a short amount of time and insists that he's above board now and promises Rick a happy family future, but it quickly becomes clear that Gerry still loves the buzz of a hustle, and Rick is distraught.

Rick leaves Ashdine Ridge/The Dumping Ground in between the second and third series of "The Dumping Ground".

Faith Davis[edit]

Faith Davis
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Leanne Dunstan
Duration 2013–2014, 2015
First appearance Freedom
4 January 2013
Last appearance "Better Than You"
20 October 2015
Introduced by Foz Allan
Classification Former; regular

Faith Davis is a resident of Elmtree House and Ashdene Ridge during the first two series of "The Dumping Ground". She is portrayed by Leanne Dunstan. Faith, who shares a room with Elektra while at Elmtree House, is one of the elder children who tries to be responsible, and proves her capabilities and maturity when she acts as a surrogate careworker in the opening episode of "The Dumping Ground".

In The Real Faith Davis the police call and the young people suspect something is wrong. All of them start spreading rumours about her being a drug dealer; until Faith tells them the truth. She reveals that the police might have found the body of her brother, Razz, who had been missing. Frank uses this as a way to get more sponsors for her charity run. Faith is disgusted and tells Elektra that she was put in care because she told a teacher that she lived alone; which resulted in them calling social services. The police tell her that the body was not a match, she hides in the garden and finds Floss who helps her gain some composure. The next day she completes her charity run with everyone supporting her. I the 2nd series of The Dumping Ground, after Faith got hit by a car and was temporarily in a wheel chair she became increasedly and negative. Which is unlike Faith been as she's very optimistic and ambitions most of the time, but feeling like she was stuck in the wheelchair made her think she'd never run or walk again. She became mean and aggressive towards the younger kids mainly, making Harry and Floss to clean her room for a "prize" and ordered them about. She ended up teasing Harry, treating him like a baby. When Faith wanted to watch a movie, Mo, Floss and Harry were already watching something, she told them to get lost and Mo told her that she's become really mean, and was going to tell Mike. That causes Faith to call Mo a grass. Frank witnesses this and when Faith starts to order Frank about, Frank gives her a piece of his mind by telling her that she's not useless and that she's in a wheelchair and she will get better. And then goes on to tell her that he has to talk really slow every day of his life so people can understand him. This changes Faith's recent behaviour and goes back to her caring and friendly self. She does have a few snappy and mean moments in later episodes though.

Faith is one of the older residents and is tall for her age, with long black hair. She wants to be a distance runner when she grows up, but a car crash incident in "Booting Up" temporarily halts her plans. She left the series following the conclusion to the second series of "The Dumping Ground". As of the third series and for one episode, Dunstan returned as Faith.

Harry Jones[edit]

Harry Jones
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Philip Graham Scott
Duration 2010–2016
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "One for Sorrow"
25 November 2016
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Elm Tree House
Ashdene Ridge

Harry Jones, portrayed by Philip Graham Scott, made his first appearance on 8 January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Full Circle. He departed in series 4 during the episode One For Sorrow.

During "Tracy Beaker Returns", Harry looks up to Sapphire Fox, as he is one of the younger residents, and she is a maternal figure – he finds it difficult to adjust when she leaves Elm Tree House to get her own flat, and later identifies Faith Davis as a maternal figure to him. When she leaves, this changes to Ryan Reeves. He is initially a diminutive but cheeky character; he enjoyed carrying round his treasured toy giraffe named Jeff, until Floss took him for herself when she arrived at the Dumping Ground. Harry is small, with a thicket of curly blond hair and blue eyes. He appears to be wearing wellies most of the time during the earlier series.

During "The Dumping Ground", Harry finds new friends in Mo Michaels and Floss Guppy, later revealing his secret passion for wrestling. He does leave in the third series in the sixth episode, "It's Not about the Money", to Floss's dissmay, after finding a foster placement, but then soon returns on the ninth episode, "Long Way Home", when something goes wrong with his foster family and with his fellow foster Brother Finn McLaine. In "The Goodbye Girl" he gives Floss his Jeff. She lets him borrow it in "Survivors" and then gives it to Mike, who is suspended.

In "Perfect Match" Sasha thinks that her adoptive parents, would suit Harry. He comes round to the idea, and Lou and Ange decide to look further into the possibility.

Tee Taylor[edit]

Tee Taylor
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Mia McKenna-Bruce
Duration 2010–2016
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "One For Sorrow"
25 November 2016
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Elm Tree House
Ashdene Ridge

Tee Taylor, portrayed by Mia McKenna-Bruce, made her first appearance on 8 January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Full Circle. She departed in series 4 during the episode One For Sorrow.

Tee is small and diminutive, yet understanding, kind and caring, although her brother's controlling and overprotective influence over her in the first series of "Tracy Beaker Returns" made her a quieter character. She has dark blonde, almost brown, hair and brown eyes. She also shows a caring personality towards younger children, like Mo, Floss, Harry and her younger sister Hope. Tee and Ryan Reeves often have issues with each other, and they always fall out and accuse each other of things, which often becomes quite serious in certain situations.

In By The Book, when Tracy is told to enforce the cleaning rota, Johnny believes it will get him and his sister, Tee fostered and starts volunteering himself and Tee for everyone's chores in return for gold stars in his file. He begins to force her to do chores when she doesn't want to. But Tracy's attempt to deal with the situation results in Tee almost getting injured, resulting in Johnny lashing out at her for not looking after Tee properly, and she begins to reconsider her future at the Dumping Ground, until Tee and Johnny apologise to her the next day.

In What You Don't Know, Tee, Chris and Johnny return to the 'Dumping Ground' from their trial foster placement with Mr and Mrs Watson. Everyone who is involved in the placement faces an awkward situation: the Watsons are happy to foster Tee, but not Johnny. Eventually, Tee decides not to be fostered as she doesn’t want to leave her brother behind.

In "Shadows", Tee finds a trail of riddles, each leading to a different clue, which eventually leads her to the time capsule which was buried at The Dumping Ground in The Story of Tracy Beaker.

In "Summer Holiday", she ruins a holiday by accidentally forgetting to close a gate and letting sheep get into the farm house where they are staying. When Lily and Carmen plan to go to Lily's dads campsite, Tee goes on the bus to stop them but the bus moves and they are stuck on the bus until Wales. When the man with tickets comes and collects them, he asks for Tee's ticket but she didn't have one and she asks to get off. Carmen goes with Tee leaving Lily on the bus by herself. 5 seconds later the bus stops again and it's Lily. They walk off through a wood. And Tee finds herself at a holiday place. Later they are on their new holiday, all thanks to Tee.

In Oh, Mo, Tee was made to look after new, eccentric resident, Mo. She soon regretted her decision when Mo started clamouring for her company and saying they were best friends. This led to an accident in which Mo was injured. Mike decided that Mo shouldn't live in Elm Tree House after the incident, but the young people beg for Mo to stay, so he did.

In "Hope" Tee gets a letter from her mum, who wants to meet up with her and Johnny. Johnny tells her not to, as he thinks it might be a trap, but Tee goes to see her mum at the women's refuge and meets her baby sister, Hope. It is revealed that Tee's mum has left her abusive boyfriend Keith. Tee later gets worried that her mum is not looking after Hope properly, and steals her, but she bumps into Faith, who notifies Johnny. He pretends to go along with Tee's plan to get the baby fostered but secretly texts their mum. She got Hope back, and Tee and Johnny see her regularly.

In "Now You See Me", Tee makes friends with a street artist, and starts doing graffiti, which nearly results in her getting arrested.

In "Breaking In", Tee and Kazima are at The Dumping Ground on their own, and end up battling against two burglars who break into the house.

In "Dragon Slayer", Tee's older brother, Johnny, is about to leave to join the army, when both Tee and Johnny step-dad, Keith, turns up to see Hope. He soon becomes trouble, and then Johnny has to face down Keith to get him to go away for good. When Keith leaves, Johnny leaves to join the army.

In "Who Are You" Tee and Ryan Nearly make up, before a boy from Ryan's old care home walks in and spills the beans, of what was actually meant to happen. Ryan pretended to make up with Tee, but all the information Tee gave him about what he thought about Ryan, and the order that the other kids came in, to upset the other children.

In "What Matters" Tee naughtily goes out with Sasha to skate night, when she wasn't meant to, and used Billie and Toni to cover for her. This gets the twins grounded. Teee admits, she made them cover for her, but it is revealed that May-Li knew they had gone. She runs away to buy presents for the twins and Kazima, who was applying to stay in the UK.

In "Hold The Front Page" Tee accuses Ryan of pushing Finn down the stairs, and she claims she saw him push him which later on she didn't because Finn faked his fall to get attention.

In "Growing Pains" Tee went to an art college interview with Carmen. She struggles to find her feet, and messes up the interview. Carmen gets a place at the drama section, and they fall out. Tee burns all her art, but Carmen had accepted the place at the college. They then make up.

Carmen Howle[edit]

Carmen Howle
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Amy-Leigh Hickman
Duration 2010–2016
First appearance Full Circle
8 January 2010
Last appearance "One For Sorrow"
25 November 2016
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Elm Tree House
Ashdene Ridge

Carmen Howle, portrayed by Amy-Leigh Hickman,[13] made her first appearance on 8 January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Full Circle. She departed in series 4 during the episode One For Sorrow.

Carmen is an exceptionally outgoing girl who shares much of her life with Lily, becoming saddened when she leaves the Dumping Ground. Carmen is medium-height with long brown hair and brown eyes and often wears a lot of make-up. She seems eager, kind and caring, but impatient, although she has a tendency to appear light-headed, to be judgemental, and to spill secrets. Her favourite colour is pink, and she has turbulent relationships with many of the other residents of the Dumping Ground, such as Bailey, Elektra and Johnny. She also has a terrible relationship with her mother, who abandoned her when she was little, so that she could have a holiday.

In 'Family Values' Carmen is lonely when Lily gets fostered. No-one wants to hear her problems so she takes a precious item from each resident.

In 'Viva Carmen' Carmen's Mum, Helen, returns, saying she wants Carmen to live with her in Spain. However Helen then dumps Carmen for her ex Lee.

In 'The Werewolf' Carmen thinks she saw a werewolf. The werewolf is actually Sapphire's brother Riff wearing a mask.

Carmen does not perform well at school, we know this because in the episode" A Day In The Past" Johnny insults her by saying "I've seen your school grades, you'll be lucky to be a cleaner when you're older".

Carmen's best friend is Lily but is also shown to be good friends with Tee. She also has on and off friendships with Jody and Elektra. Floss seems to look up to Carmen, as they like the same things, such as make-up. Carmen also went out with Rick in the episode 'Be My Girl' but the two broke up after finding their relationship too challenging.

In "Party Games" Carmen and Bailey battle it out for celebrity foster parents. Carmen wins, but turns down the opportunity when her potential foster mum is rude to the other children.

In "Stuck With You" Carmen and Jody, argue over a musical box, which Jody bought. They argue so much, that Floss handcuffs them together, but loses the key.

In "Now You See Me" Carmen tries to discourage Tee from doing street art.

In "Fake It To Make It" Carmen applies to be the face of the future. She gets through to the second selection round, which involves doing science experiments. She messes up though, and does not get the part.

In "The Goodbye Girl" She gives Tyler some dating advice.

In "What Matters" and "Refuge" She helps Kazima struggle through her application to stay in the UK.

In "Slings And Arrows" she directs the Shakespeare play the kids are doing to save Ashdine Ridge.

In "Stepping Up" Carmen Jody and Tee work together in a street dance competition.

In "They Walk Among Us" She helps Tee on her date with Zach, a fitness coach.

In "Growing Pains" She goes with Tee to an interview for college. She gets lost whilst waiting for Tee, and finds herself in a drama class. She gets an offer to come to the college, but denies, and accepts for Tee on her behalf.

In "First Past The Post" She tells the police that Mike lost her file. She does not tell the other kids though.

In "Survivors" she stays behind to look after Harry with Ryan. Harry runs away to Mike's house. Carmen and Ryan find him there and take him back. She tells Ryan that she told the police, and is going to tell Harry, but Mike tells her not to.

In "The End Of It All, it comes out that she told the police. When Mike comes back, she is forgiven though.

She makes a final appearance in "One For Sorrow" with Tee when they move out together.

Mo Michaels[edit]

Mo Michaels
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Reece Buttery
Duration 2013–2016
First appearance "Oh, Mo!"
1 March 2013
Last appearance "Two For Joy"
2 December 2016
Introduced by Foz Allan
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Elm Tree House
Ashdene Ridge

Anthony "Mo" Michaels, portrayed by Reece Buttery, made his first appearance on 1 March 2013 in series 1 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Oh, Mo!. He departed in series 4 during the episode Two For Joy.

Mo is a kind, eccentric kid in the Dumping Ground. He first appeared in "Oh, Mo!" His age is 10, as of series 3 of The Dumping Ground. In series 4, Mo has shown an annoyance to younger residents like Joseph. Which is quite hypocritical, been as how Mo was when her first arrived at the dumping ground.

The Dumping Ground Series 1 - Mo arrived at the Elm Tree House prior to the episode Oh, Mo! where he was made to share a room with Tyler. To Tyler's ire, Mo enjoyed collecting rubbish from the bins (which he dubbed treasure, which he made arts and crafts from) and would take it into their bedroom, effectively turning the bedroom into a rubbish dump. This eventually annoyed Tyler to the point that one day, he took Mo's "treasure" and dumped it over the stairs onto the ground floor, declaring that it was what he had to put up with. Mo was told to take his "treasure" to the attic and Tyler ended up being moved to Rick's bedroom, leading to Mo getting the room to himself, with which he was very pleased and tried to give Tyler a hug (to Tyler's disgust). Whilst the others (except Jody and Elektra) were out, Mo took belongings from the other residents' rooms and (with Floss's help) built an "Ant Theme Park" by placing jam on the belongings to attract the ants, which he had brought into the house. This unfortunately led to Mo receiving more ire from the Dumping Ground residents, only to be stopped by Tee. Later, Mo offered to build a scarecrow to help scare birds away from Gina's vegetables, which he would build out of his "treasure". Mo did this with Tee's help, as she had befriended Mo to help him settle in. Mo decided to declare Tee his "best friend" and wanted to hang around her including sitting next to her at dinner, much to Tee's ire and the amusement of the other DG residents. The following morning, Mo wanted to give his grandmother's pearls (which Jody and Elektra had stolen) to Tee, but could not find him, so he went to ask Tee for help. Unfortunately, Tee had reached the end of her tether with Mo and went to destroy Mo's scarecrow with a cricket bat. Tee succeeded in knocking the scarecrow down, which unfortunately landed on top of Mo, who had followed Tee. Mo was taken to hospital and Mike intended for him to be moved into emergency foster care as Mo was clearly not settling down at Elm Tree House. However, the other kids realised that Mo was no different to them in that they all had a rough start in life, so they rebuilt his scarecrow as a welcome home present, saying that they wanted Mo to stay. Jody also returned the pearls she and Elektra had stolen (to Elektra's annoyance) so Mo could present them to Tee as a gift. Tee refuses but agrees to take them in the end.

In "Seriously Funny", Tee and Carmen left for a sleepover at Lily's flat, Mo gave Tee a hug (as he was fond of doing) as the girls hugged each other. After the girls left, he said that he wished he could go. The following day, Mo took Tyler's practical joke toys on learning that Tyler no longer wished to play practical jokes.

Prior to Scary Beasts, Mo purchased a "magic" egg, thinking that it would hatch into a bird. One night, the egg hatched. Mo declared this to the house the following morning, declaring that it had hatched into a bird and it had gone missing. It later transpired that Mo's "bird" was in fact a snake, which Johnny and Elektra found. Mo decided to call his snake "Mike", which the others joked would lead to confusion.

The Dumping Ground Series 2 - When Faith was admitted to hospital, Mo decided to make her a "get well soon" card, but ended up with glitter over his face in the process. When Faith later returned from hospital, Mo greeted her saying that they had made her a surprise. Faith was then heard trashing her room (annoyed about being in a wheelchair), leading to Mo commenting that she would not like his invention (a watering can attached to a pole). Later, Mo decided to use one of Bailey's football boots to make shoe prints with, only for it to be taken by Tyler and Rick, who were trying to sell Bailey's boots. The following day, he, Harry and Floss (with whom he had become friends with by this point) were watching the TV when Faith ordered them out to watch a film. When a training video for care children was being filmed at the Dumping Ground, Mo was given an old camera for him to use. After getting the camera to work, Mo filmed the other residents (including Johnny making a "Care Kid Sandwich") which was later seen by the lady making the training video. On the day of Lily's leaving barbecue, Carmen tricked Mo into thinking that there was gold underneath the potatoes in the vegetable patch, as a way of getting out of her chores. Later that day, Mo found a golden wrapper in the vegetable patch and believed it to be treasure (when really it was from one of Floss's sweets). On the day the older residents went out to look for Frank, Mo was due to have a dentist appointment. Mo, fearing the dentist, hid in the garden, but was found by Floss and Harry. Mo was coaxed out, only for a bird to poo on him. Harry cheered up Mo, saying that when a bird pooed on you, it was lucky (something Sapphire had told him). Mo then found a pound coin on the ground and was then told by May-Li that his appointment had been cancelled as the dentist was ill. On learning that Frank had gone missing, Mo, Floss and Harry waited for birds to poo on them, thinking that the lucky bird poo would lead to Frank being found. However, this initially did not work as Mo ended up chasing the birds away by running toward them and shouting at them to pick him. Instead, Floss had Mo and Harry untie one of May-Li's washing lines while she took bread to attract the birds while May-Li was distracted. Consequently, all three children were punished (by being made to tidy up the garden and take the sheets in) when May-Li discovered what had happened with the bread. Some time afterwards, the other DG residents teased Mo's snake, now renamed "Rocky", saying that he was boring. Out to prove otherwise, Mo purchased a box of locusts that escaped after Mike untapped the box and left it on the piano with the lid open. Consequently, Mo, with Harry and Floss, set about rounding up the 50+ locusts from other places in the Dumping Ground. After finally rounding them up, Mo revealed to the rest of the DG why he had bought them: they were bait for Rocky to perform tricks in a show he was putting on. Unfortunately, Rocky refused to respond to Mo's commands (despite having responded in practice) even when Mo attempted to charm him with a recorder. Faith later suggested to Mo that Rocky was depressed, prompting Mo to give Rocky to a man who owned numerous other snakes, on the reasoning that Mo could play with his friends whenever he wanted and so wanted to let Rocky do the same thing. When the DG residents held the "Touch The Telly" challenge, Mo was the only care kid to not pick a side. Instead, he was appointed the referee and was responsible for seeing who was out of the game, how long people had taken on their toilet breaks and how many they had been on. Like the other kids, Mo fell asleep in the lounge the following night and saw neither the football game nor the talent show. In I Have a Dream, the DG residents were informed of a short story competition and May-Li decided to hold a competition in the house and would send off the winning entry. Mo decided that he wanted to submit a story, but had trouble deciding what it would be on (though he did get as far as the first line "I like cheese"). He was also made to go shopping with Bailey, whom he annoyed by asking who decided where everything in the supermarket was positioned. Mo later pestered Bailey by asking why he had not yet read his letter, saying that he would be excited to receive one, and eventually sussed out that Bailey was dyslexic, going on to say that his dad was dyslexic and that he had to read letters for him. Bailey initially denied being dyslexic, then later asked for Mo's help in reading it (albeit, claiming he could not read it because the writing was untidy). Mo then decided to help Bailey write a short story at the cost of writing his own story. Bailey went on to win the short story. However, Mo revealed the plot when he started reading Bailey's story and when Carmen read the story for herself, she wondered how Mo could have known the plot it was Bailey's story. This led to Johnny accusing Bailey of bullying Mo to write his story, which led to Mo shouting that they had got it all wrong and storming out of the kitchen, leading to him telling May-Li about Bailey's problem afterwards. Bailey went on to win the competition and won tickets for himself and another person to take with him, so he picked Mo, who proceeded to give him a hug. When Harry was told that he could not go to a wrestling tournament, he came up with the idea of having a wrestling tournament with one of the other DG kids. Mo declined to be Harry's opponent, but they both went to find Tyler, who agreed to be the announcer. Later, after Harry had had his costume made by Tee, Mo suggested that Harry have a tattoo on his face, which he agreed to. On learning that Floss was to be adopted, Mo asked her if she would still live at the DG, only to be told by Harry that adoption meant Floss would be leaving and never coming back. This upset Mo, who told May-Li that she needed to turn away any parents who wanted to adopt him, to which May-Li said to him that Mo was not going to be adopted and was only living at Ashdene Ridge until his parents were fit to take care of him. Some time afterwards, when Liam came to the Dumping Ground to look for Frank, Mo answered to door to him. When asked where Frank was, Mo told Liam that he was at the cinema with Johnny, prompting Liam to leave, despite Mo offering to get Mike. Later when Liam came to temporarily stay at the DG, Mo's part in the plan to get Faith her work placement back was to sing "Twelve Tiny Hours" (a song Liam had written) with Johnny and Rick, but Mo's singing was so atrocious he decided that he did not want to sing at all.

The Dumping Ground Series 3 - On the day of The Dumping Ground's open day in "Party Games", Mo helped to add food colouring some cupcakes for the guests. Later in the day, however, Mo decided to run a bath and poured the food colouring that he had used on the cupcakes. The water overflowed the bath, fell into the living room downstairs (soaking Matt, Stephanie Brantston and Carmen) and also soaked Johnny'd bedroom as well. Mo was caught after he tried to get away from the living room and was made to show his hands which were coloured red by the food colouring. Mo explained that he did this to stop the fostering party and prevent Carmen being fostered by the Brantstons, calling them "nasty people". The day after the events in "Grand Theft DG", Mo was made to share with new boy, Ryan. Who arrived the following day. On the same day, Mo discovered the purses that had gone missing had been dumped in a bin outside the DG. He was going to tell Mike, but was stopped by Ryan who convinced him to show him first, then was convinced to keep quiet by Ryan on the grounds that the police would implicate him as his fingerprints would be on the purses, as Mo had told Ryan he had touched them a bit. Tee managed to get the truth out of Mo eventually after Mo started to talk at the kitchen table, but then kept quiet. They searched the bins only to find the purses were now gone. Tee and Mo confronted Ryan, who lied that he had not moved the purses. Later that day, while Ryan was speaking to Maude Gordon (Harry's potential foster sister, who had taken the money from the purses) in the attic, Mo followed Tee (who was recording Ryan and Maude's conversation) and sneezed, prompting Ryan to get Maude to turn herself in. In "Stuck With You", Kazima noticed Mo was feeling down and not being his usual cheery self. Kazima bought Mo a "Build Your Own Robot" from a yard sale in the neighbour hood to cheer Mo up. But when Mo found that there were some pieces missing this made him worse, causing him to shout at Kazima. Mo locked himself in Faith's old bedroom and built a fort out of boxes with some of her old belongings in. But all the boxes ended up falling on Mo. Mike and May-Li find Mo and manage to rescue him. In the kitchen/dining room he tells Mike, May-Li and Kazima why he's been feeling down. he had a letter from his dad (really grandad but this was not revealed until the episode "Where is Love") saying that she his mum (nana) was having crucial surgery. But when Mike read the letter he lets Mo know it says something else and assures Mo his mother (grandmother) will be fine, and the operation is nothing to worry about. Mo was absent in the episode "Mischief".

Mo's last appearance was in the Series 4 finale "Joy For Two", even though it hasn't been confirmed, the character had not appeared in any of the promos for Series 5 nor is the character featured in the Series 5 opening credits, so it is very unlikely that he will be appearing in the upcoming series.

Bailey Wharton[edit]

Bailey Wharton
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Kasey MacKellar
Duration 2014–2017
First appearance Booting Up
10 January 2014
Last appearance Back In The Game
20 January 2017
Introduced by Lis Steele
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Student
Home Ashdene Ridge

Bailey Wharton, portrayed by Kasey MacKellar, made his first appearance on 10 January 2014 in series 2 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Booting Up - Part 1. He departed in series 5 during the episode Back In The Game - Part 1.

He is shown to be quite aggressive and cocky, with a very short temper, and likes to wind people up, especially Johnny and Mike. He is a skilled footballer and is often criticised by the others for thinking he is better than he is and making unnecessary comments. It is later revealed he is dyslexic. Bailey later befriends Mo Michaels and Jody Jackson, but doesn't always see eye to eye with Jody during the progression of series 2. During Series 3-4, Bailey is shown to be reserved and has a more withdrawn character, either spending his time with Mischief or football. He is also shown to have calmed down and eventually it is opened up to his sensitive nature when he comforts Mo and meets his 'mother' in Series 4.

In the fourth episode of the third season, Bailey kills a man (Mal) by pushing him. Guilty of his actions, Bailey adopts his dog, Mischief, without consent from neither Mike Milligan or May-Li Wang.

On his last episode he and Sasha saved Dexter from getting into more trouble that Roddy dragged him into (it is revealed Roddy is a thief).

Bailey's final appearance was the second episode of Series 5. At the end of the episode, he takes up the position of a junior football coach in the United States.

Mischief[edit]

Mischief
Tracy Beaker series character
Portrayed by Sage
Duration 2015–2017
First appearance "Mischief"
30 January 2015
Last appearance Back In The Game
20 January 2017
Introduced by Lis Steele
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Home Ashdene Ridge

Mischief, portrayed by ten-year-old Border collie Sage,[14][15] made his first appearance on 30 January 2015 in series 3 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Mischief. He departed in series 5 during the episode Back In The Game - Part 1.

Mischief is owned originally by a homeless man who Bailey bumps into; when the man later dies in hospital because of Bailey, his conscience means he becomes Mischief's new owner. However, when Mischief comes back to Ashdene Ridge, it soon becomes clear that he is very unruly – but Bailey must train him, or he will be put down. Eventually, all becomes well, and Mischief becomes the new Ashdene Ridge pet. Mischief left the show when Bailey did in series 5 as both went to America.[16]

Kazima Tako[edit]

Kazima Tako
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Akuc Bol
Duration 2014–2017
First appearance "Finding Frank"
31 January 2014
Last appearance "Farvel"
31 March 2017
Introduced by Lis Steele
Classification Former: regular
Profile
Home Ashdene Ridge

Kazima Tako, portrayed by Akuc Bol, made her first appearance on 31 January 2014 in series 2 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Finding Frank. She departed in series 5 during the episode Farvel.

Frank hasn't been seen or heard of for a while, so Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman), Rick (Daniel Pearson), Bailey (Kasey MacKellar) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) try to track him down. They notice Kazima buying Frank's pocket watch, claiming it was her mother's and they find Frank and Kazima at a burger van. It emerges that Kazima and Frank are sleeping rough. Frank and Mike (Connor Byrne) later talk and Frank decides to move back in. Frank later informs Kazima that Mike is sorting things for her through children's services. Carmen reluctantly agrees to share her room with Kazima, however, Carmen is annoyed by Kazima's behaviour and orders Kazima to leave. Kazima sleeps on Frank's bedroom floor and when Mike and May-Li (Stacy Liu) discover this, they tell Kazima boys and girls cannot share rooms for their own protection. Kazima plans to sleep in the garage, but Carmen finds out and makes up with her.

Tee works on an Art project, but Kazima criticizes it and she introduces Tee to her friend, street artist Roscoe (Simeon Zack). When there is a trip to a theme park and not enough tickets, Kazima doesn't mind staying behind. Tee decides to remain behind to allow Toni (Nelly Currant) and Billie (Gwen Currant) to go together. Kazima and Tee are forced to attend a fun day, but they leave early and go home. Unknown to them, money was planted in Kazima's bag by Maz (Natifa Mai) and Max (Frankie Wilson). Maz and Max break into The Dumping Ground and when Kazima checks her bag, she and Tee decide to refuse to hand it back due to the large amount. Kazima and Tee attempt to scare Maz and Max out of The Dumping Ground. They end up locking Max in the attic and trick Maz into the kitchen before tying her up. Maz and Max are arrested and the other residents arrive home the same time after Mike is informed of Kazima and Tee disappearing from the fun day. Mike and May-Li lecture Kazima and Tee on the situation and all the kids are sent to the fun day. When Tyler (Miles Butler-Hughton) learns to play a trombone, Kazima helps him and she reveals her dad and brother were kidnapped for making music.

New girl, Sasha (Annabelle Davis), arrives at The Dumping Ground. After going home to collect her bedroom key, Sasha goes shopping with May-Li and Kazima. Kazima witnesses Sasha knocking down a display so she can speak to her brother, Dexter (Alexander Aze). When May-Li receives some expensive cheese from her mother, she later finds it stolen. Kazima and Carmen question everyone and they later reveal Mischief (Sage) as the culprit. Carmen drops May-Li's antique necklace down the toilet and Carmen thinks about what would happen if she left the necklace or if she tried to get it back. When Carmen thinks about getting it back, she enlists Kazima's help to get it back and they arrange for a plumber to fix the toilet.

As part of her application to stay in the UK, Kazima must prove she is a minor and undergo an age assessment. After finding out about Kazima's situation, Carmen tries to get Kazima to open up about what happened. Kazima explains how her father was captured by the army and her mother died at a Kenyan refugee camp before she fled to England. Kazima gets the results for her age assessment and is informed by Jasna (Dolye Gavanski) that they believe she was born in 1997 and is 18 years old. Kazima decides to runaway and she goes to Frank's, but she runs away when Mike and Carmen go visit. Later, Kazima reunited with her father, Hakim (Richard Pepple) and Kazima's age can be proved by documents. Kazima and Hakim learn that Kazima's brother maybe alive in Somalia and Hakim decides to go to Somalia, leaving Kazima at The Dumping Ground.

Kazima left The Dumping Ground halfway through the fifth series, on Episode 12. She moved to Denmark with her father and brother. Kazima featured on 55 episodes of the series.

Guest characters[edit]

Steve Littlewood[edit]

Steve Littlewood
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Stephen Crossley (2002-2004)
Morgan Hopkins (2005)
Duration 2002-2005
First appearance "Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground"
8 January 2002
Last appearance "Two's A Crowd"
8 December 2005
Introduced by Cas Lester (2002)
Josephine Ward (2005)
Classification Former; recurring

Steve Littlewood, portrayed by Stephen Crossley from 2002 to 2004 and Morgan Hopkins in 2005, made his first appearance on 8 January 2002 in series 1 of The Story of Tracy Beaker during the episode Tracy Returns to the Dumping Ground. He departed in series 5 during the episode Two's A Crowd.

Steve introduces his new girlfriend Carrie (Caroline Bunce) to his daughter, Justine (Montanna Thompson), however, Carrie isn't well received by Justine. When Carrie and Steve are getting married, Justine is their bridesmaid, however, Justine isn't happy with the dress and the young people decide to alter it. Tracy (Dani Harmer), Louise (Chelsie Padley) and Amber (Alicia Hooper) make a mess of the dress, but Adele (Rochelle Gadd) manages to fix it. Pizza is thrown at Justine's dress when the kids have a food fight and Justine refuses to go to the wedding, but Tracy and Lol (Ciaran Joyce) talk her round and Justine gets to their wedding in time.

When Steve cancels taking Justine out, Carrie visits Justine and she breaks the news to Justine that she is pregnant and Justine doesn't take it well. Carrie later tells Justine that the real reason for her visit is that once she and Steve are organised, they want her to live with them. Justine suspects that her dad and Carrie are going to tell her some bad news when he takes her out for dinner due to Steve buying her things, however, it turns out to be good news when Steve and Carrie tell Justine they want her to move in the following week. At Justine's party, Justine gets fed up when her dad and Carrie go on about the baby and she soon snaps. Steve and Carrie later apologise to her for doing so during her party.

When Steve's nephew, John (Adam Skilton) turns up, Justine isn't thrilled and when Justine has to give up her room, Carrie tells Justine it's her dad's decision and Justine decides to move back to The Dumping Ground. Elaine (Nisha Nayer) sets up a meeting between Steve and Justine, but lies to Justine that she wants her photo taken and Justine isn't thrilled when she discovers Elaine has lied to her. On Special Guest's day, Justine isn't thrilled when her dad brings John along. When John has an allergic reaction to nuts, Justine gives John his injection and John apologises to Justine.

Carrie[edit]

Carrie
The Story of Tracy Beaker character
Portrayed by Caroline Bunce (2003-2004)
Kathryn Dimery (2005)
Duration 2003-2005
First appearance "Doggie"
23 January 2003
Last appearance "Caring and Sharing"
28 November 2005
Introduced by Cas Lester (2003)
Josephine Ward (2005)
Classification Former; recurring

Carrie, portrayed by Caroline Bunce from 2003 to 2004 and Kathryn Dimery in 2005, made her first appearance on 23 January 2003 in series 2 of The Story of Tracy Beaker during the episode Doggie. She departed in series 5 during the episode Caring and Sharing.

Steve (Stephen Crossley) introduces Carrie to his daughter, Justine (Montanna Thompson), however, Carrie isn't well received by Justine. When Carrie and Steve are getting married, Justine is their bridesmaid, however, Justine isn't happy with the dress and the kids decide to alter it. Tracy (Dani Harmer), Louise (Chelsie Padley) and Amber (Alicia Hooper) make a mess of the dress, but Adele (Rochelle Gadd) manages to fix it. Pizza is thrown at Justine's dress when the kids have a food fight and Justine refuses to go to the wedding, but Tracy and Lol (Ciaran Joyce) talk her round and Justine gets to their wedding in time.

When Steve cancels taking Justine out, Carrie visits Justine and she breaks the news to Justine that she is pregnant and Justine doesn't take it well. Carrie later tells Justine that the real reason for her visit is that once she and Steve are organised, they want her to live with them. Justine suspects that her dad and Carrie are going to tell her some bad news when he takes her out for dinner due to Steve buying her things, however, it turns out to be good news when Carrie and Steve tell Justine they want her to move in the following week. At Justine's party, Justine gets fed up when her dad and Carrie go on about the baby and she soon snaps. Carrie and Steve later apologise to her for doing so during her party.

When Steve's nephew, John (Adam Skilton) turns up, Justine isn't thrilled and when Justine has to give up her room, Carrie tells Justine it's her dad's decision and Justine decides to move back to The Dumping Ground.

Christie Perry[edit]

Christie Perry
Tracy Beaker Returns character
Portrayed by Vicky Hall
Duration 2010-2012
First appearance "Family Values"
29 January 2010
Last appearance "Belonging"
27 January 2012
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; recurring

Christie Perry, portrayed by Vicky Hall, made her first appearance on 29 January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Family Values. She departed in series 3 during the episode Belonging.

Christie and her husband, Matt (Chris Robson) foster Lily (Jessie Williams), Rosie (Claudia Colling & Millie Redfearn) and Poppy (Katie Anderson). Lily is returned to The Dumping Ground when things don't work out between her, Christie and Matt. When Gus (Noah Marullo) has an audition, Tracy (Dani Harmer) brings Lily along and stops off at the Perry's. Tracy asks Christie to give Lily a chance, but Christie says it has to go through Rob (Neil Armstrong). When Tracy notices the Perry's set up a picnic in the garden with Rosie and Poppy, she fetches Lily from the cab and she tells Lily to say sorry to Christie and Matt. Lily ends up arguing with Christie and Matt when they have given Poppy a tuna sandwich, something Poppy didn't like and Christie and Matt take the girls inside.

When Lily stays with Christie and Matt, Christie tells Lily that she and Matt have decided she can move in and Lily pretends to be excited when she is actually scared about ruining things for her sisters. Christie gives Lily a sign to go on her door, which Matt made, however, her name is spelled "Lilly", but Lily insists it's fine. With the residents and staff protesting about the council closing The Dumping Ground, Christie asks Mike if she can take Lily home with her, promising to bring her back when it all calms down. Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) asks Christie if she can stay with them, but Christie says she is there to collect Lily. When Lily hears Christie's voice, Lily climbs onto the roof and she tells Tracy her fears and Tracy promises they can slow things down and tells Lily to go indoors, but Lily falls off the roof.

Christie and Matt bring Rosie and Poppy to The Dumping Ground as their father, Steve (Ben Cartwright), wants to try to get Rosie and Poppy back. Rosie and Poppy run out of the meeting back to Christie and Matt. In the meeting afterwards, Christie believes that she won't be able to convince Rosie and Poppy to go through it again and she would put a stop to it. Lily asks Tracy if she can arrange for Christie to bring her sisters over so she can see them before they go on holiday and Christie agrees. When Christie finds out Tracy will be supervising, she isn't keen on the girls going, but Lily persuades Christie. At the park, they are greeted by Steve and Tracy finds out that Lily planned it. When Rosie and Poppy return to The Dumping Ground, Rosie tells Christie they saw Steve and Christie is angry with Tracy. Lily realises that her sisters are settled with Christie and Matt and she tells her dad that he doesn't have to get Rosie and Poppy back.

Matt Perry[edit]

Matt Perry
Tracy Beaker Returns character
Portrayed by Chris Robson
Duration 2010-2012
First appearance "Family Values"
29 January 2010
Last appearance "Belonging"
27 January 2012
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; recurring

Matt Perry, portrayed by Chris Robson, made his first appearance on 29 January 2010 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Family Values. He departed in series 3 during the episode Belonging.

Matt and his wife, Christie (Vicky Hall) foster Lily (Jessie Williams), Rosie (Claudia Colling & Millie Redfearn) and Poppy (Katie Anderson). Lily is returned to The Dumping Ground when things don't work out between her, Matt and Christie. When Gus (Noah Marullo) has an audition, Tracy (Dani Harmer) brings Lily along and stops off at the Perry's. When Tracy notices the Perry's set up a picnic in the garden with Rosie and Poppy, she fetches Lily from the cab and she tells Lily to say sorry to Matt and Christie. Lily ends up arguing with Matt and Christie when they have given Poppy a tuna sandwich, something Poppy didn't like and Matt and Christie take the girls inside.

When Lily stays with Matt and Christie, Christie tells Lily that she and Matt have decided she can move in and Lily pretends to be excited when she is actually scared about ruining things for her sisters. Christie gives Lily a sign to go on her door, which Matt made, however, her name is spelled "Lilly", but Lily insists it's fine.

Matt and Christie bring Rosie and Poppy to The Dumping Ground as their father, Steve (Ben Cartwright), wants to try to get Rosie and Poppy back. Rosie and Poppy run out of the meeting back to Matt and Christie. Lily realises that her sisters are settled with Christie and Matt and she tells her dad that he doesn't have to get Rosie and Poppy back.

Rob[edit]

Rob
Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Neil Armstrong
Duration 2010-2013
First appearance "Sisters"
19 February 2010
Last appearance "S.O.S."
18 January 2013
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Social Worker

Rob, portrayed Neil Armstrong, made his first appearance on 25 February 2011 in series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Sisters. He departed in series 1 of The Dumping Ground during the episode S.O.S..

When Lily's (Jessie Williams) foster placement breaks down with Matt (Chris Robson) and Christie (Vicky Hall), Rob brings her back to The Dumping Ground. Later, Rob is furious with Tracy (Dani Harmer) when she took Lily to the Perry's to apologise, but the situation inflamed when Lily had an argument with Matt and Christie. Christie and Matt bring Rosie (Millie Redfearn) and Poppy (Katie Anderson) to The Dumping Ground as their father, Steve (Ben Cartwright), wants to try to get Rosie and Poppy back and the contact is a disaster when Poppy and Rosie run out. Rob tells Christie, Tracy, Mike (Connor Byrne) and Gina (Kay Purcell) that Steve struggled and couldn't find common ground. Christie isn't keen on Poppy and Rosie going through it all again, but Rob reminds Christie that Steve is their dad.

When Jody (Kia Pegg) runs away from her mum's and comes back to The Dumping Ground. Jody isn't keen on going home and Rob asks Jody if she wants to talk to him on her own, but Jody says she is OK and has nothing to say. Gina doesn't think it's wise for Jody to go home, but Rob tells her that it's the best place for Jody with the support of social services.

Steve Kettle[edit]

Steve Kettle
Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Ben Cartwright
Duration 2011-2013
First appearance "The Scare Game"
25 February 2011
Last appearance "Seriously Funny"
8 March 2013
Introduced by Josephine Ward
Classification Former; recurring

Steve Kettle, portrayed by Ben Cartwright, made his first appearance on 25 February 2011 in series 2 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode The Scare Game. He departed in series 1 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Seriously Funny.

Steve approaches Lily (Jessie Williams) in a shopping centre and Lily's foster sister, Tracy (Dani Harmer) witnesses the situation and thinks he is trying to abduct Lily, but Lily reveals he is her dad. With the help of Sapphire (Saffron Coomber), Lily tracks Steve down at a local AA meeting, but Lily is left devastated when Steve tells her he is just saying sorry to people and he can't be her dad. Lily goes to her dad's B&B, Lily asks him why he disappeared when she and her sisters got put into care and Lily accuses him of being selfish and Sapphire soon takes her away. Lily goes back to her dad's B&B and she apologises for what she said. He lets her in and Lily gives him some clothes he bought with her foster mother's, Cam (Lisa Coleman), money, but she pretends it's hers. Tracy goes to pick up Lily when she finds out where she is from Sapphire. Lily wants to live with Steve, so Steve arranges to meet her, however, he tells Cam, Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Mike where she is and they collect her. Steve arrives at The Dumping Ground and tells them that he intends to apply to get the court order lifted.

Steve has a contact with Rosie (Millie Redfearn), Poppy (Katie Anderson) as he plans to get them back, however, the meeting is a disaster when Poppy and Rosie run out of the meeting to their foster parents, Matt (Chris Robson) and Christie (Vicky Hall). Lily asks Tracy if she can arrange for Christie to bring her sisters over so she can see them before they go on holiday and Christie agrees. Lily tells her dad that their social worker, Rob (Neil Armstrong), said he can have another chance with Poppy and Rosie. At the park, they are greeted by Steve and Tracy finds out that Lily planned it. Poppy is sick when she eats too many sweets and Steve is hit by a swing when he is distracted. When Rosie and Poppy return to The Dumping Ground, Rosie tells Christie they saw Steve and Christie is angry with Tracy. Rob visits Steve with the news that a meeting is going to be held, which could set Steve back. Lily realises that her sisters are settled with Christie and Matt and she tells her dad that he doesn't have to get Rosie and Poppy back.

Lily is unhappy when Steve's pregnant girlfriend, Shannay (Holly Quin-Ankrah) moves in and Lily goes to The Dumping Ground. Steve visits to talk to Lily with Shannay and an angry Lily asks Steve and Shannay why they can't have the new baby adopted. Lily feels guilty when Shannay goes into labour, but is happy when she learns that she has a brother. When Lily goes back home, Steve is upset as Shannay has left, however, Lily persuades Shannay to give things a chance. Lily organises an unsupervised sleepover with Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) by persuading her parents to let her stay at The Dumping Ground when they go and visit Shannay's sister.

Jack O'Donovan[edit]

Jack O'Donovan
Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Callum Callaghan (2012)
Chris Finch (2014)
Duration 2012-2014
First appearance "Big Brother"
20 January 2012
Last appearance "Face The Music"
28 March 2014
Introduced by Josephine Ward (2012)
Lis Steele (2014)
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Police Officer

Jack O'Donovan, portrayed by Callum Callaghan in 2012 and Chris Finch in 2014, made his first appearance on 20 January 2012 in series 2 of Tracy Beaker Returns during the episode Big Brother. He departed in series 2 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Face The Music.

Liam O'Donovan returns a DVD to Jack after he finds out it's a pirate DVD. Liam is arrested for supposedly taking an eoman's bag. At the court, Jack found out about them being brothers, and sends him a letter. At first, Liam is in shock, but when he confronts him, he is arrested for breaking curfew. At the police station, Jack reveals that he is actually an undercover police officer trying to find a counterfeit DVD making gang. He invites Liam to come and live with him, and Liam agrees.

Nicky (Lu Corfield) is robbed by a stranger and Johnny discreetly takes a photo of the mugger. Jack visits The Dumping Ground to take a statement from Johnny and he tells Mike (Connor Byrne) that he is having problems with Liam. When Liam leaves home after an argument with Jack, Jack goes to The Dumping Ground and makes up with Liam.

Kingsley Jackson[edit]

Kingsley Jackson
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by David Avery
Duration 2013-
First appearance "S.O.S."
18 January 2013
Introduced by Foz Allan
Classification Present; recurring

Kingsley Jackson, portrayed by David Avery, made his first appearance on 18 January 2013 in series 1 of The Dumping Ground during the episode S.O.S..

When Jody (Kia Pegg) moves back home to Kingsley, their mother Denise (Victoria Alcock) and brother Luke (James Bartlett), Gina visits Jody with Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton). When Gina, Carmen and Tyler leave, Denise and Kingsley don't want Jody's friends visiting. Jody runs away to The Dumping Ground, giving the others presents and Mike (Connor Byrne) arranges for Jody to stay the night and for their social worker, Rob (Neil Armstrong) to sort things out the following day. Kingsley and Denise arrive the following day to collect Jody ans she reluctantly agrees to go back. Jody tells the others she needs the presents back as they belong to Kingsley, who has no idea she has got them. Carmen, Tyler, Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) and Lily (Jessie Williams) go to Jody's when Carmen is unable to get hold of Jody on a mobile she gave her. Carmen and Tyler sneak into the house and go to Jody's room, which is filled with stolen, expensive goods. When Kingsley arrives home, Carmen and Tyler hide in Jody's room and Kingsley is angry when he finds the door unlocked and Carmen's mobile phone, thinking it's Jody's and he locks Jody in her bedroom. Tee sends Elektra (Jessica Revell) a video of Tyler sending a Morse code for Gus (Noah Marullo) to work out. Gus works out they are saying "S.O.S". When Kingsley finds out Carmen and Tyler have been with Jody the whole time, he threatens them to stay quiet. Gina arrives and she is angry with Denise for not protecting Jody and Jody returns for The Dumping Ground.

With Kingsley's trial coming up, Denise doesn't want Jody to testify, but after dreaming about being in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Jody decides to testify against Kingsley.

Jody is pleased to see Kingsley when he moves into his new flat and Kingsley reassures Jody that going to prison wasn't her fault. Kingsley introduces her to his girlfriend, Rosie (Zoe Iqbal) and Jody lets them sell Mike's carriage clock when Kingsley owes money to a gang. Kingsley tells Jody to leave the door open at The Dumping Ground open, so he and Rosie can steal things. Jody is trapped in a fire at Kingsley's flat and Kingsley runs off when he finds out.

Denise Jackson[edit]

Kingsley Jackson
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by David Avery
Duration 2013-
First appearance "S.O.S."
18 January 2013
Introduced by Foz Allan
Classification Present; recurring

Denise Jackson, portrayed by Victoria Alcock, made her first appearance on 18 January 2013 in series 1 of The Dumping Ground during the episode S.O.S..

When Jody (Kia Pegg) moves back home to Denise and her brothers, Kingsley (David Avery) and Luke (James Bartlett), Gina visits Jody with Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton). When Gina, Carmen and Tyler leave, Denise and Kingsley don't want Jody's friends visiting. Jody runs away to The Dumping Ground, giving the others presents and Mike (Connor Byrne) arranges for Jody to stay the night and for their social worker, Rob (Neil Armstrong) to sort things out the following day. Kingsley and Denise arrive the following day to collect Jody ans she reluctantly agrees to go back. Jody tells the others she needs the presents back as they belong to Kingsley, who has no idea she has got them. Carmen, Tyler, Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) and Lily (Jessie Williams) go to Jody's when Carmen is unable to get hold of Jody on a mobile she gave her. Carmen and Tyler sneak into the house and go to Jody's room, which is filled with stolen, expensive goods. When Kingsley arrives home, Carmen and Tyler hide in Jody's room and Kingsley is angry when he finds the door unlocked and Carmen's mobile phone, thinking it's Jody's and he locks Jody in her bedroom. Tee sends Elektra (Jessica Revell) a video of Tyler sending a Morse code for Gus (Noah Marullo) to work out. Gus works out they are saying "S.O.S". When Kingsley finds out Carmen and Tyler have been with Jody the whole time, he threatens them to stay quiet. Gina arrives and she is angry with Denise for not protecting Jody and Jody returns for The Dumping Ground.

With Kingsley's trial coming up, Denise doesn't want Jody to testify, but after dreaming about being in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Jody decides to testify against Kingsley, angering Denise.

Sally Lewis[edit]

Sally Lewis
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Diveen Henry
Duration 2014-
First appearance "Holding On"
7 February 2014
Introduced by Lis Steele
Classification Present; recurring

Sally Lewis, portrayed by Diveen Henry, made her first appearance on 7 February 2014 in series 2 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Holding On.

May-Li (Stacy Liu) supervises a day out between Sally and Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton) at the park.Sally takes Tyler and they sneak away from the park. Sally gets some ice cream, however, she has no money to pay, so she runs away without paying. A community support officer intercepts Sally. May-Li eventually finds Sally and Tyler and she pays for the ice cream. When Tyler finds out Sally hasn't been taking her bipolar medication, he asks May-Li to take him home. Back at The Dumping Ground, Sally and Tyler wait in the quiet room, however, Sally disappears and she locks herself in the bathroom and Tyler gets her to open the door. Sally promises Tyler things will get better.

On a fostering information day, Tyler gets close to a foster parent, Mrs Underwood (Martina Laird) and she is hurt. When Tyler asks his mum if he has to turn down every potential foster family, Sally decides that he doesn't as he needs to be in the best place for him.

Tyler is delighted when Sally wants him back and he visits his mum for a meeting with his social worker. Sally shows Tyler his room, which Tyler doesn't like as it's dinasour themed. Tyler goes between his birthday party at The Dumping Ground and his mum's and Tyler snaps when his mum replaces a photo of the young people with one of them both. Sally and Tyler realise the need to get to know each other and Sally accepts the young people and staff are family too.

Lucy Taylor[edit]

Lucy Taylor
The Dumping Ground character
Portrayed by Sally Rogers
Duration 2014-2015
First appearance "Hope"
21 March 2014
Last appearance "Dragon Slayer"
13 March 2015
Introduced by Lis Steele
Classification Former; recurring

Lucy Taylor, portrayed by Sally Rogers, made her first appearance on 21 March 2014 in series 2 of The Dumping Ground during the episode Holding On. She departed in series 3 during the episode Dragon Slayer.

Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) receives a letter from Lucy and she arranges to meet her at a cafe and Lucy apologises to Tee for letting her down. Tee visits her mum at a women's refuge she is staying at and when Lucy says she wants to introduce her to someone, Tee suspects it is a boyfriend and leaves, however, Lucy goes after Tee and introduces Tee to her half-sister, Hope (Lucy Briggs). Johnny (Joe Maw) goes to find Tee and he meets Hope, but he is angry with Lucy about everything that has happened. Feeling that Hope isn't safe with Lucy, Tee takes Hope whilst Lucy is distracted and takes her to The Dumping Ground before pretending to Mike (Connor Byrne) she is an abandoned child. A frantic Lucy turns up at The Dumping Ground to collect Hope and Mike realises that Hope is Johnny and Tee's sister.

Johnny spots his stepfather, Keith (Neil Morrissey), in a park and rushes to tell his mum, but he and Tee are shocked to learn that she knows and that he has been seeing Hope (now Holly & Paige Robinson). When Johnny goes to see his mum, Keith answers the door and Lucy arrives home shortly after. Keith pretends to be friendly toward Johnny, inviting him in, but when Lucy goes in, Keith is horrid to Johnny. Lucy tells Johnny and Tee that Keith won't be staying around as he is moving to Scotland and Johnny tells his mum that she has to think who really matters. Keith visits The Dumping Ground and complains to Mike about Johnny, accusing him of harassment. When Johnny shows his mum the photos, Lucy thinks it is drug dealing, but Keith shows him some drug counselling cards he has been handing out. Keith threatens to phone the police, but Lucy talks him out of it and Lucy agrees to let Keith stay so he can get to know Hope. On the day he is due to leave for the Army, Johnny goes to see his mum, but he finds her with a massive bruise on her face. Johnny gets his mum out of the house and confronts Keith.

Others[edit]

The Story of Tracy Beaker[edit]

Character Date(s) Actor Circumstances
Julie 8 January 2002 Louise Barrett Julie is the former foster mother of Tracy (Dani Harmer). She and Ted (Kim MacDonald) were unable to continue fostering Tracy as Julie was pregnant.
Ted 8 January 2002 Kim MacDonald Ted is the former foster father of Tracy (Dani Harmer). He and Julie (Louise Barrett) were unable to continue fostering Tracy as Julie was pregnant.
Brian Gee 22 January 2002 Simon Ludders A photographer who takes pictures of Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Louise (Chelsie Padley) for Child of the Week.
Ben's Mum 24 January 2002-18 March 2003 Natasha Estelle Williams When Ben (Luke Youngblood) injures himself by falling out of a tree, Mike (Connor Byrne) takes him home. Tracy isn't happy with Ben when the arrive at a large house and that he lied that he lived on the streets. Tracy plots with Ben to get his mum to foster her by pretending that life is horrible at The Dumping Ground and being well behaved. On Ben's birthday, his mum and his dad are called into work. When Ben's mum drops Ben's mobile of at The Dumping Ground, Amber (Alicia Hooper) teases Ben and thinks he is a wuss. Amber pressures Ben to hold a party in his parents absence.
Miss Sharp 31 January 2002-26 February 2002 Ysobel Gonzalez Miss Sharp is Tracy's (Dani Harmer) teacher. She appears in a flashback when Tracy was a new girl at school and Miss Sharp introduces Tracy to the class, but no one wants to be her friend. On parents evening, Tracy gives Elaine (Nisha Nayer) the wrong time and pretends to Cam (Lisa Coleman) that a sponsored welly throw is happening at school. When Cam arrives at school, she finds out from Miss Sharp that it's parents evening and Miss Sharp shows Cam some of Tracy's homework. Cam also discovers that Tracy told Miss Sharp that she will be fostering Tracy soon.
Terry Brown 5 February 2002-26 March 2002 Paul Mari Terry Brown and his wife, Jill (Maggie Wells) are a couple who decide to take Tracy (Dani Harmer) out, however Tracy is too lively for them. Tracy is angry when she overhears Mike Milligan (Connor Byrne) and Jenny (Sharlene Whyte) tell Elaine (Nisha Nayer) that Peter (Joe Starrs) would be better suited to Terry and Jill. When Tracy teachers Peter to be bad, he misbehaves when Terry and Jill come round, however Tracy admits that Peter's bad behaviour was down to her and they should take Peter out. Peter is fostered by Terry and Jill.
Jill Brown 5 February 2002-26 March 2002 Maggie Wells Jill Brown and her husband, Terri (Paul Mari) are a couple who decide to take Tracy (Dani Harmer) out, however Tracy is too lively for them. Tracy is angry when she overhears Mike Milligan (Connor Byrne) and Jenny (Sharlene Whyte) tell Elaine (Nisha Nayer) that Peter (Joe Starrs) would be better suited to Jill and Terry. When Tracy teachers Peter to be bad, he misbehaves when Jill and Terry come round, however Tracy admits that Peter's bad behaviour was down to her and they should take Peter out. Peter is fostered by Jill and Terry
Shoe Shop Assistant 5 March 2002 Jody Jameson When Maxy's (Jerome Holder) shoes break, Jenny (Sharlene Whyte) takes him shopping for a new pair and the Shoe Shop Assistant helps them out. Maxy wants some red and black trainers, but Jenny insists on trying other pairs as the ones he likes don't look strong. Maxy tries out several pairs, but pretend they don't fit or hurt him.
Mr Pugh 7 March 2002 Max Digby Mr Pugh is Tracy's (Dani Harmer) teacher. He appears in flashbacks when Tracy is trying to explain the disappearance of her homework.
Samantha 12 March 2002 Imogen Brown Samantha is an 11-year-old girl who arrives at The Dumping Ground late at night when her mum (Isobel Middleton) is rushed into hospital with suspected appendicitis. Louise (Chelsie Padley) offers to share a room with Samantha, however, Louise isn't keen on her when Samantha goes through the stuff her mum doesn't like her to have or do. Samantha strikes up a friendship with Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Samantha teaches Tracy to cheerlead. Jenny (Sharlene Whyte) informs Samantha that her mum has been discharged from hospital after a false alarm. When her mum picks her up, she is horrified that Samantha has cut her hair and Samantha is grounded for a month.
Samantha's Mum 12 March 2002 Isobel Middleton When Samantha's mum is discharged from hospital, she collects Samantha (Imogen Brown) from The Dumping Ground. Samantha's mum is horrified when she sees how short Samantha has cut her hair and she grounds Samantha for a month.
Leah 21 March 2002 Louisa Milwood Haigh Leah is a temporary careworker, who fills in for Jenny (Sharlene Whyte) when she is off work. The residents make up stories about Leah's past. When Leah holds a meeting with the kids, they make up fun rules, however, Leah outsmarts them as she suggests a few creative rules. On a shopping trip, the kids run off from her, however Adele (Rochelle Gadd) tells Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Peter (Joe Starrs) that Leah was a former care kid who looked after her and they are helping Leah get into trouble. A frantic Leah phones Duke when all the kids show up.
Martha Leach 4 April 2002 Paula Bacon Martha is an estate agent, who shows Cam (Lisa Coleman) some flats
Nathan's Lecturer 14 January 2003 Gerri Smith The university lecturer of Nathan (James Cartwright). She is surprised what Nathan has turned in for his coursework, nut roast and pickle taped on paper which was done by Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Dolly (Chloe Hibbert-Waters).
Vikram Singh 23 January 2003 Gurmail Garib Singh Vikram is a boy, who has lost his dog named Fang. Fang has been hanging around The Dumping Ground and Dolly (Chloe Hibbert-Waters) becomes attached to him, so Tracy (Dani Harmer) helps Dolly smuggle Fang inside. Tracy gets Cam (Lisa Coleman) to look after Fang, but she soon returns him to Vikram. Vikram gives them £10 as a reward.
Gang Girls 23 January 2003 Emily Carter
Lowri Jenkins
Nadine Marie Egal
The friends of Amber (Alicia Hooper).
Anna 6 February 2003 Charlotte Lowri Anna is the girlfriend of Nathan (James Cartwright), who Dolly (Chloe Hibbert-Waters) is jealous of. During a game of truth or dare, Dolly gets Nathan to admit that she is his favourite person. Dolly gets Tracy (Dani Harmer) to admit to Anna that Nathan said he liked someone better than her in truth or dare, not knowing that he said it Dolly. Anna breaks up with Nathan.
Gordon 11 February 2003 Roderick Smith Gordon is the father of Warren (Leighton Smith). He is annoyed with Dolly (Chloe Hibbert-Waters) when she lets the animals out of their pens, but Tracy (Dani Harmer) takes the blame.
Warren 11 February 2003 Leighton Morgan Warren is the son of Gordon (Roderick Smith), who shows Dolly (Chloe Hibbert-Waters) the farm. Adele (Rochelle Gadd) is attracted to Warren.
Mr Byron 18 February 2003 Sule Rimi When Cam (Lisa Coleman) is ill, Tracy (Dani Harmer), with well intentions, takes over Cam's life and she delivers one of Cam's incomplete stories to the publishers and gives it Mr Byron.
Receptionist 18 February 2003 Portia Nicholson The receptionist of the publishers who tells Tracy (Dani Harmer) who Mr Byron (Sule Rimi) is.
Celebrant 25 February 2003 Duncan Betts The celebrant who performs Steve (Stephen Crossley) and Carrie's (Caroline Bunce) wedding.
Quiz Kids 27 February 2003 Calum Fowler
Natasha Marshall
Kids from another care home who compete against the Stowey House team in a quiz.
Derrick 4 March 2003 Jonathan Davies One of Adele's (Rochelle Gadd) boyfriends. Derrick and Jamie (Mohammed Hadan) find out that Adele is dating them both when they turn up at The Dumping Ground together.
Ben's Dad 4 March 2003 Kevin McCurdy On Ben's (Luke Youngblood) birthday, his dad and his mum are called into work.
Jamie 4 March 2003 Mohammed Hadan One of Adele's (Rochelle Gadd) boyfriends. Jamie and Derrick (Jonathan Davies) find out that Adele is dating them both when they turn up at The Dumping Ground together.
Mr Morris 13 March 2003-25 March 2003 Rhys Parry Jones Mr Morris is the potential foster father of Louise (Chelsie Padley). Louise and Tracy (Dani Harmer) join Mr Morris and his family on a picnic and Tracy questions Mr and Mrs Morris (Kerry Joy Stewart) about themselves. When Louise leaves, Mr and Mrs Morris collect Louise from The Dumping Ground.
Mrs Morris 13 March 2003-16 October 2003 Kerry Joy Stewart Mrs Morris is the potential foster mother of Louise (Chelsie Padley). Louise and Tracy (Dani Harmer) join Mrs Morris and her family on a picnic and Tracy questions Mrs and Mr Morris (Kerry Joy Stewart) about themselves. When Louise leaves, Mrs and Mr Morris collect Louise from The Dumping Ground. When Louise visits her friends, Louise makes out that her foster family are horrible so it doesn't appear that she is boasting. Tracy and Justine (Montanna Thompson) go to the park to rescue Louise and Louise admits that the Morris' aren't horrible.
Granddad Morris 13 March 2003 Tony Leader When Mr Morris (Rhys Parry Jones) and Mrs Morris (Kerry Joy Stuart) take potential foster daughter Louise (Chelsie Padley) out, Louise brings Tracy (Dani Harmer) along. Granddad Morris stays at The Dumping Ground and he teachers Bouncer (Ben Hanson) and Lol some survival skills, which Duke (Clive Rowe) falls foul of. Mr Morris leaves The Dumping Ground with Bouncer and Lol's gameboy.
Gang 18 March 2003 Emily Carter
James Marshall
2 of Amber's (Alicia Hooper) friends, who Amber brings to Ben's (Luke Youngblood party. They vandalize pictures and statues at Ben's house.
Jasper 20 March 2003-3 April 2003 Declan Wilson Jasper is the uncle of Ben (Luke Youngblood). Ben invites Tracy (Dani Harmer) round and Tracy makes up to Kate and Jasper (Declan Wilson) that her mum is rich and lives in Hollywood. When they go to the funfair and beach, Kate believes that Tracy is spoilt and rude. Tracy runs off and Ben defends Tracy to his uncle and aunt. Jasper and Kate go to The Dumping Ground and Kate apologises for what she said and they invite Tracy to go out with them the following day. Elaine (Nisha Nayer) tells Tracy that Jasper and Kate want to foster her and Tracy is pleased with the news and the residents put Jasper and Kate through some tests to see if they are ideal for Tracy. When Tracy learns that she would be moving to Scotland, she asks Cam (Lisa Coleman) what she should do and Cam tells Jasper and Kate to look after Tracy. Tracy decides to go to Scotland for a holiday before coming back to The Dumping Ground permanently.
Kate 20 March 2003-3 April 2003 Tracy Williams Kate is the aunt of Ben (Luke Youngblood). Ben invites Tracy (Dani Harmer) round and Tracy makes up to Kate and Jasper (Declan Wilson) that her mum is rich and lives in Hollywood. When they go to the funfair and beach, Kate believes that Tracy is spoilt and rude. Tracy runs off and Ben defends Tracy to his aunt and uncle. Kate and Jasper go to The Dumping Ground and Kate apologises for what she said and they invite Tracy to go out with them the following day. Elaine (Nisha Nayer) tells Tracy that Kate and Jasper want to foster her and Tracy is pleased with the news and the residents put Kate and Jasper through some tests to see if they are ideal for Tracy .When Tracy learns that she would be moving to Scotland, she asks Cam (Lisa Coleman) what she should do and Cam tells Kate and Jasper to look after Tracy. Tracy decides to go to Scotland for a holiday before coming back to The Dumping Ground permanently.
Colin 25 March 2003 Brendan Charleson Colin is a friend of Duke's (Clive Rowe), who lends his lawn mower to Duke. Amber (Alicia Hooper) crashes Colin's motor, so his girlfriend, Selima (Claire Cage) brings a toolbox to The Dumping Ground. Amber is impressed with Selima's motorbike and Amber persuades Duke (Clive Hill) to let her ride it with Selima. Tracy (Dani Harmer) later hints to Elaine (Nisha Nayer) that Colin and Selima could be ideal foster parents for Amber.
Selima 25 March 2003 Claire Cage When Amber (Alicia Hooper) crashes Colin (Brendan Charleson)'s lawn mower, Colin's girlfriend, Selima. brings a toolbox to The Dumping Ground. Amber is impressed with Selima's motorbike and Amber persuades Duke (Clive Hill) to let her ride it with Selima. Tracy (Dani Harmer) later hints to Elaine (Nisha Nayer) that Selima and Colin could be ideal foster parents for Amber.
Jack Hopper 23 October 2003-25 January 2005 Howell Evans Jack Hopper is the grandfather of Jackie Hopper (Abby Rakic-Platt). Crash (Darragh Mortell) goes with Jackie on her first visit to see her grandpa when Shelley is unable to arrange anyone to go with her. Jackie doesn't believe her grandpa needs looking after, however, Crash tells her that he forgot who she was. Jackie plans a way to get her grandpa home with Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Tracy is puzzled when Jack keeps referring to Jackie as Norma. When they get home, the find an Estate Agent in the house and Jack orders her to leave. Shelley turns up at the house unexpectedly and Shelley explains to Jackie how her grandpa can no longer look after her. Jackie cancels her grandpa's first visit to The Dumping Ground, however, Crash secretly arranges for Jack to come. Jackie pretends not to like The Dumping Ground to her grandpa and she tells him that she didn't want to seem settled in case it upset him. Jackie participates in a charity run with her grandpa but Jack has a turn and cannot complete the race, so Jackie completes it for him. When Jackie finds out that her grandpa needs a wheelchair, she believes he doesn't need it. When Jack is taken home, he wants his trainers to be thrown away, however, Crash throws his slippers away and Jack gets Jackie and Crash to race him in his wheelchair. Jackie is devastated when her grandpa dies.
Mr Bygrave 23 October 2003 David Charles Mr Bygrave and his wife, Mrs Bygrave (Rachel Atkins) are potential foster parents for Tracy (Dani Harmer, but Tracy isn't keen on them. Tracy gets Elaine (Nisha Nayer) to set up a meeting and she and Justine (Montanna Thompson) trick Michael (William Tomlin) to go out with them instead. Tracy and Justine's plan backfires and they are forced to apologise to them by Shelley (Nicola Reynolds).
Mrs Bygrave 23 October 2003 Rachel Atkins Mrs Bygrave and her husband, Mr Bygrave (David Charles) are potential foster parents for Tracy (Dani Harmer, but Tracy isn't keen on them. Tracy gets Elaine (Nisha Nayer) to set up a meeting and she and Justine (Montanna Thompson) trick Michael (William Tomlin) to go out with them instead. Tracy and Justine's plan backfires and they are forced to apologise to them by Shelley (Nicola Reynolds).
Estate Agent 13 November 2003 Vivienne Rowdon An Estate Agent who is found in Jack's (Howell Evans) house by him, Jackie (Abby Rakic-Platt) and Tracy (Dani Harmer). Jack has no recollection of signing the papers due to his Alzheimer's and insists the Estate Agent gets out of his house.
Vicky 20 November 2003 Jennifer Robinson Vicky is a girl on the same ward as Tracy (Dani Harmer) when she has her appendix out.
Philip 4 December 2003 Angus Alexander Brown Philip is the potential foster father of Dolly (Chloe Hibbert-Waters). When he, his wife Cathy (June Campbell-Davies) and daughter Sophie (Rebecca Walker), arrive at The Dumping Ground, flour and ketchup bombs are dropped on them by Dolly, Hayley (Kristal Lau) and Marco (Jack Edwards), who have formed "The Beaker Club". Dolly is fostered by Philip and Cathy.
Cathy 4 December 2003 June Campbell-Davies Cathy is the potential foster mother of Dolly (Chloe Hibbert-Waters). When she, her husband Philip (Angus Alexander Brown) and daughter Sophie (Rebecca Walker), arrive at The Dumping Ground, flour and ketchup bombs are dropped on them by Dolly, Hayley (Kristal Lau) and Marco (Jack Edwards), who have formed "The Beaker Club". Dolly is fostered by Cathy and Philip.
Sophie 4 December 2003 Rebecca Walker Sophie is the daughter of Philip (Angus Alexander Brown) and Cathy (June Campbell-Davies), who are intending on fostering Dolly (Chloe Hibbert-Waters). When she and her parents arrive at The Dumping Ground, flour and ketchup bombs are dropped on them by Dolly, Hayley (Kristal Lau) and Marco (Jack Edwards), who have formed "The Beaker Club". Dolly is fostered by Philip and Cathy.
Maureen (series 3) 18 April 2003-5 February 2004 Lynn Hunter Maureen works at the bakery, where Bouncer (Ben Hanson) works. After a rough start in his job, Bouncer wins Maureen and Dave (Mark Flanagan) round by impressing them with homemade mayonnaise.
Dave (The Story of Tracy Beaker) 18 April 2003 Mark Flanagan Dave works at the bakery, where Bouncer (Ben Hanson) works. Dave gives Bouncer a hard time and nicknames him "Orphanage Boy". After a rough start in his job, Bouncer wins Dave and Maureen (Lynn Hunter) round by impressing them with homemade mayonnaise.
Zara 18 April 2003 Jude Mitson Zara is Cam's (Lisa Coleman) publicist, whom Tracy (Dani Harmer) clashes with.
Wilson 8 January 2003-15 January 2003 Oliver Llewellyn Jenkins Wilson arrives at The Dumping Ground when his mother is rushed to hospital. Tracy (Dani Harmer) mistakes Wilson for Louise's (Chelsie Padley) boyfriend, so Tracy throws eggs at him and locks him in a cupboard. Crash (Darragh Mortell) loses a competition against Michael (William Tomlin), so he has to share a room with Wilson. Crash is impressed with Wilson when Wilson shows Crash all the goodies he has with him. Hayley (Kristal Lau) and Layla (Cara Readle) do Wilson's hair, but they get bubble gum stuck in his hair. When Tracy and Wilson talk, Justine (Montanna Thompson) teases Tracy about having a crush, but Tracy denies it. Lol (Ciaran Joyce) and Crash plant Duke's (Clive Rowe) mobile in Tracy's bag after sending love messages on both Duke and Shelley's (Nicola Reynolds) phone to each other's. When Duke's phone is found in Tracy's bag, Wilson takes the blame. When Tracy finds out that Wilson didn't do it, Wilson admits he likes Tracy to her and the pair kiss, which is witnessed by Justine.
Adam 8 January 2003 Richard Pask Adam is the boyfriend of Louise (Chelsie Padley), who plays practical jokes on Louise. When new boy Wilson (Oliver Llewellyn Jenkins) arrives at The Dumping Ground, Tracy (Dani Harmer) mistakes him for Adam and throws egg, water and flour at him before locking him in a cupboard. When Tracy realises Wilson is not Adam, she lets him out.
Logan 29 January 2004 Paul Mohan Logan is a football team coach, who Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Lol (Ciaran Joyce) visit to get Lol on the football team. Logan allows Lol to play with the team, but afterward, he says that Lol is too young. Logan arranges for Lol to be the team mascot.
Kelly 5 February 2004 Sophie Sherrington Kelly is Bouncer's (Ben Hanson) girlfriend, who works with him at the bakery. When Kelly asks Bouncer if she could go back to his place and meet his family, Bouncer makes up excuses, which make Kelly think Bouncer is ashamed. Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Lol) (Ciaran Joyce) tease Bouncer about having a girlfriend as they followed him, but Bouncer said he lied to Kelly about having a family. Tracy and Lol intervene and invite Kelly around to The Dumping Ground and everyone helps getting the place ready. When Kelly arrives, Bouncer admits that it's a children's home, but Kelly reassures him that it's nothing to be ashamed of.
Sufia 19 February 2004 Krupa Patel Sufia is a girl who arrives at The Dumping Ground in the middle of the night and Tracy (Dani Harmer) isn't pleased at sharing a room with her. When Shelley (Nicola Reynolds) runs an art competition to replace the broken photo, Tracy's is ruined by Michael (William Tomlin) and Sufia paints her a replacement. Tracy wins the competition, but gives her prize to Sufia as an apology for not telling everyone she did the painting.
Charlie Kean 4 March 2004 Dan Winter Charlie Kean and his TV crew arrive at The Dumping Ground to film Cam's (Lisa Coleman) book launch. He gets annoyed with Tracy (Dani Harmer) when she keeps interrupting filming. When Jackie (Abby Rakic-Platt) fails to get a photo of Charlie and Charlie is rude towards her, Lol (Ciaran Joyce) and Bouncer (Ben Hanson) throw cold spaghetti on him from upstairs and Jackie photographs him.
Tom 11 March 2004-1 April 2004 Matt Zarb Tom and his son, Jake (Ryan Nelson), bump into Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Elaine (Nisha Nayer) at the science museum when Tracy is meeting prospective foster parents. When Tom and Jake return Tracy's jacket, they invite her to the park and Tracy gets advice on brothers and dads. Tracy knocks out Jake's filling and Tracy takes Jake's hat so she will see them again. When they come to collect the hat, Elaine convinces Tom and Jake to stay for a bit and they ask Tracy if she wants to come to the circus with them. Tom and Jake are invited to the BBQ and when Tracy spots Tom kissing Elaine, Tracy says he has to choose between Elaine or fostering her, but Tom tells her he has no intentions of fostering.
Jake 11 March 2004-1 April 2004 Ryan Nelson Jake and his father, Tom (Matt Zarb), bump into Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Elaine (Nisha Nayer) at the science museum when Tracy is meeting prospective foster parents. When Jake and Tom return Tracy's jacket, they invite her to the park and Tracy gets advice on brothers and dads. Tracy knocks out Jake's filling and Tracy takes Jake's hat so she will see them again. When they come to collect the hat, Elaine convinces Jake and Tom to stay for a bit and they ask Tracy if she wants to come to the circus with them. Jake and Tom are invited to the BBQ.
Ron 11 March 2004 Morgan Hopkins Ron and his wife Gwen (Sara McGaughey) are a set of potential foster parents who Tracy (Dani Harmer) meets at the science museum with Elaine (Nisha Nayer).
Gwen 11 March 2004 Sara McGaughey Gwen and her husband Ron (Morgan Hopkins) are a set of potential foster parents who Tracy (Dani Harmer) meets at the science museum with Elaine (Nisha Nayer).
Dave 11 March 2004 Gareth Wyn Griffiths Dave and his wife Jemima (Debra Glazer) are a set of potential foster parents who Tracy (Dani Harmer) meets at the science museum with Elaine (Nisha Nayer). Tracy gets annoyed with them when they repeatedly call her "Trace".
Jemima 11 March 2004 Debra Glazer Jemima and her husband Dave (Gareth Wyn Griffiths) are a set of potential foster parents who Tracy (Dani Harmer) meets at the science museum with Elaine (Nisha Nayer). Tracy gets annoyed with them when they repeatedly call her "Trace".
Steward 25 March 2004 Dafydd Wyn-Roberts A steward who initially doesn't allow Jackie (Abby Rakic-Platt) to participate in the race due to her late application, but Michael (William Tomlin) gets him to change his mind.
Amy 21 October 2004 Seren Morgan Amy and her mother Sue (Sarah Cartwright) meet Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Cam (Lisa Coleman) at an art centre open day.
Sue 21 October 2004 Sarah Cartwright Sue and her daughter Amy (Seren Morgan) meet Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Cam (Lisa Coleman) at an art centre open day.
Penelope Lawson 28 October 2004 Marilyn Le Conte Penelope is the mother of Cam (Lisa Coleman). When Cam tells Elaine (Nisha Nayer) that Tracy (Dani Harmer) spends a lot of time at The Dumping Ground, Elaine suggests that Tracy prefers being around a lot of people and that Cam should invite her mother. Tracy isn't pleased with the news, but Penelope wins Tracy round with presents. When Penelope starts interfering with how Cam and Tracy do things, Tracy tells them that she wants to play a video game and order in pizza, but Tracy gets annoyed when Penelope and Cam play the video game together and she feels pushed out.
Kez 4 November 2004 Jane Murphy Kez is a trainee social worker, who tries to copy Elaine (Nisha Nayer). Tracy (Dani Harmer) helps Kez out with fostering theories.
Maureen (series 4) 4 November 2004 Rebecca Orchard When Tracy (Dani Harmer) does Cam's food shop with Crash, Tracy lies to Maureen that Cam steals her allowance. Maureen feels sorry for Tracy, so she gives her a bag of sweets.
Jane 15 December 2004 Evelyn Duah Jane is a trainee careworker, who Bouncer (Ben Hanson) is attracted to. Chantal (Deepal Parmar), Rio (Craig Roberts) and Roxy (Sophie Borja-Edwards) intercept Bouncer's love letters to Jane and write back to Bouncer as Jane, asking for gifts.
Frances 15 December 2004 Katy Owen Frances is a trainee careworker, whom Lol (Ciaran Joyce) is attracted to.
Mr Boxer 4 January 2005-8 December 2005 Dave Bond Mr Boxer is a potential foster father for Marco (Jack Edwards). However, after failing with a potential foster family earlier that day, the residents change his appearance and personality. When it turns out that Mr and Mrs Boxer are eccentric, the kids plan to show Mr and Mrs Boxer how Marco really is. On Special Guest's day, Mr and Mrs Boxer have been approved to foster Marco, but Marco is sad about leaving Milly (Holly Gibbs) and Marco persuades Mr and Mrs Boxer to foster Milly as well.
Mrs Boxer 4 January 2005-8 December 2005 Anita Reynolds Mrs Boxer is a potential foster mother for Marco (Jack Edwards). However, after failing with a potential foster family earlier that day, the residents change his appearance and personality. When it turns out that Mrs and Mr Boxer are eccentric, the kids plan to show Mr and Mrs Boxer how Marco really is. On Special Guest's day, Mrs and Mr Boxer have been approved to foster Marco, but Marco is sad about leaving Milly (Holly Gibbs) and Marco persuades Mrs and Mr Boxer to foster Milly as well.
Mr Pincher 11 January 2005 Keiron Self Mr Pincher is an inspector who inspects The Dumping Ground. Chantal (Deepal Parmar), Rio (Craig Roberts) and Roxy (Sophie Borja-Edwards) devise a plan to get The Dumping Ground shut down by pretending that Sid (Vincenzo Pellegrino) and Duke (Clive Rowe) mistreat them.
Journalist 18 January 2005 Rhian Green A journalist from "Kids in Care" magazine, who speaks to Tracy (Dani Harmer), Justine (Montanna Thompson) and Duke about Elaine (Nisha Nayer).
Dignitary 18 January 2005 Lloyd Johnston Elaine (Nisha Nayer) speaks to the Dignitary, mistaking him for the journalist (Rhian Green). He soon gets fed up of Elaine and says that he simply came to the reception to sample to cakes.
Nurse Nadia 25 January 2005 Tara Breathnach The nurse who cares for Jackie's (Abby Rakic-Platt) grandfather, Jack (Howell Evans).
Arthur MacDonald 25 January 2005 Charles Lewsen Arthur is an old running friend of Jack (Howell Evans), who the residents track down for Jack's funeral. Arthur, Freddie and George convince Jackie (Abby Rakic-Platt) to go to Jack's funeral.
"Flying" Freddie Mercer 25 January 2005-8 December 2005 Ram John Holder Freddie is an old running friend of Jack (Howell Evans), who Arthur (Charles Lewsen) picks up on the way to Jack's funeral. Arthur, Freddie and George (Noel Williams) convince Jackie (Abby Rakic-Platt) to go to Jack's funeral. When Jackie returns home from Brownhurst Academy with an injury, she is unimpressed with Freddie's presence and Jackie later admits to Freddie, Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Crash (Darragh Mortell) that she faked the injury as she was homesick. Freddie visits Jackie on Special Guests day and Freddie's hair is covered in green paint by Roxy's (Sophie Borja-Edwards) friend, Romily (Ruth Collett).
George Divine 25 January 2005 Noel Williams George is an old running friend of Jack (Howell Evans), who Arthur (Charles Lewsen) picks up on the way to Jack's funeral. Arthur, Freddie (Ram John Holder) and George convince Jackie (Abby Rakic-Platt) to go to Jack's funeral.
Minister 25 January 2005 Mike Haywood The minister who performs Jack's (Howell Evans) funeral.
Mr Smart 8 February 2005 Richard Elfyn Elaine (Nisha Nayer) recommends Duke (Clive Rowe) for a job with Mr Smart. When Mr Smart goes to The Dumping Ground to collect a written reference from Duke, Duke decides not to go for a job with Mr Smart and stays at The Dumping Ground.
Constance 22 February 2005 Christine Winter Constance arrives at The Dumping Ground to relieve Sid (Vincenzo Pellegrino) of some of his troubles. Constance doesn't allow Tracy (Dani Harmer) to visit, even with permission from Sid. The residents aren't happy when Constance shows them their new care plans or with Mathelympics. In attempt to get rid of Constance. Bouncer (Ben Hanson) and Lol (Ciaran Joyce) set a trap in the kitchen, but it doesn't work. Tracy and Crash get help from Christopher "Crusher" (George Heritage) and Sian (Jodie Lunnon) to get rid of Constance.
Christopher "Crusher" 22 February 2005 George Heritage Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Crash (Darragh Mortell) get Crusher's and Sian's (Jodie Lunnon) help to get rid of Constance (Christine Winter).
Sian 22 February 2005 Jodie Lunnon Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Crash (Darragh Mortell) get Sian and Christopher "Crusher"'s (George Heritage) help to get rid of Constance (Christine Winter).
Dora 1 March 2005 Faith Kent After Tracy (Dani Harmer) flashes some cash from her foster grandmother, Penelope Lawson (Marilyn Le Conte), the residents invite Dora and Henry (George Atkins), hoping they will get some money. Dora and Henry soon become aware of the plan and decide to play along.
Henry 1 March 2005 George Atkins After Tracy (Dani Harmer) flashes some cash from her foster grandmother, Penelope Lawson (Marilyn Le Conte), the residents invite Henry and Dora (Faith Kent), hoping they will get some money. Henry and Dora soon become aware of the plan and decide to play along.
Social Worker (The Story of Tracy Beaker) 15 March 2005 Amy Starling The social worker who shows Bouncer's (Ben Hanson) his room on his visit to the halfway house.
Ron 5 April 2005 Julian Lewis Jones On the residents orinteering trip, Ron, Sid (Vincenzo Pellegrino) and Duke (Clive Rowe) play some practical jokes on the kids. The jokes include gunge falling on them and putting their hands in different food stuffs. The kids soon get their own back by hosing Ron, Sid and Duke with water.
John 28 November 2005-8 December 2005 Adam Skilton John is Justine's (Montanna Thompson) cousin. Justine isn't unhappy with his arrival and when Justine learns that she has to give up her room for John, Justine decides to go back to The Dumping Ground. On Special Guest's day, Justine isn't thrilled when her dad brings John along. When John has an allergic reaction to nuts, Justine gives John his injection and John apologises to Justine.
Billy 28 November 2005 Morgan Wyn Bowen Billy is Justine's (Montanna Thompson) half-brother and the son of Steve (Morgan Hopkins) and Carrie (Kathryn Dimery).
Chantal's dad 29 November 2005 Vinod Soni The father of Chantal (Deepal Parmar), whom Chantal goes to live with in Somerset.
Gary 29 November 2005 George McAllister When Tracy (Dani Harmer) is on holiday with Cam (Lisa Coleman), Cam meets Gary. Unhappy with Cam's new relationship, Tracy moves back to The Dumping Ground. When Cam invites Tracy to come on a picnic, Tracy declines, however she later changes her mind after a conversation with Mike (Connor Byrne). Things go well on the picnic, to everyone's surprise and she later goes out for dinner with Gary and Cam. Gary and Cam break the news to Tracy they are getting married and Tracy doesn't take it well. On the day of the wedding, Cam can't bear the thought of Tracy not being at the wedding and she tells Gary that everyone has tried. Gary gets Crash (Darragh Mortell) to get Tracy to the park so he can try to find out what the problem is, but Tracy is angry at Gary for using Crash to get to her. Tracy later admits her fears to Crash and Jackie, which is that she thinks that Cam and Gary will want children of their own and not her, but Crash and Jackie reassure her. Tracy attends the wedding and she tells Gary and Cam that she wants them to get married. At the wedding reception, Gary and Cam tell Tracy that they don't want to foster her, but they want to adopt her instead.
Mrs Ball 29 November 2005 Victoria Pugh Mrs Ball and her husband attend the open day at The Dumping Ground arranged by Elaine (Nisha Nayer). Rio (Craig Roberts) introduces himself to Mrs Ball and her husband after changing his appearance to try to get fostered. Roxy (Sophie Borja-Edwards) offers Mrs Ball and her husband a biscuit, but Rio tries to take them off her as they have salt in.
Shop Assistant 1 December 2005 Phylip Harries When Marco (Jack Edwards) wants a mum so he can get an alien from a store doing a mother's day special, Bouncer (Ben Hanson) pretends to be his mum. The shop assistant is attracted to Bouncer's female persona, but the shop assistant think Bouncer is winding him up when he discovers Bouncer is not a woman. Marco admits that he is in care and he allows Marco, Lol (Ciaran Joyce) and Wolfie (Felix Drake) to have an alien.
Mrs Lucre 5 December 2005 Emma Treharne Jones Mrs Lucre and her husband Mr Lucre (Giles Thomas) are potential foster parents. After overhearing what facilities Mrs and Mr Lucre have, everyone lines up and politely greets Mrs and Mr Lucre. Mrs and Mr Lucre decide to foster Tracy the dog.
Mr Lucre 5 December 2005 Giles Thomas Mr Lucre and his wife Mrs Lucre (Emma Treharne Johnes) are potential foster parents. After overhearing what facilities Mrs and Mr Lucre have, everyone lines up and politely greets Mr and Mrs Lucre. Mr and Mrs Lucre decide to foster Tracy the dog.
Theo 6 December 2005 Patrick Robinson Theo is Crash's (Darragh Mortell) father. Crash is unsure about seeing him, but as Theo is about to leave, Crash wants him to stay. Theo and Crash bond over football, but Jackie (Abby Rakic-Platt) and Justine (Montanna Thompson) confiscate the ball in order to get them to actually talk. When Theo starts getting ideas about his and Crash's future, Crash snaps at Theo and tells him to go. Jackie gets Theo back and Theo and Crash make up.
Lucy 6 December 2005 Lisa Diveney Lucy is a candidate for head careworker job. The kids think she is perfect for the job, however Alice (Olivia Grant) doesn't like Lucy and Roxy (Sophie Borja-Edwards) agrees with Alice and makes up a story that Lucy use to work at her old care home.
Mr Willis 6 December 2005 Owen Garmon Mr Willis is a candidate for head careworker job. The children put him through a "Weakest Careworker" challenge by making costume hats for Marco (Jack Edwards) and Milly (Holly Gibbs). Marco and Milly aren't satisfied with his effort.
Mrs Hood 6 December 2005 Owen Garmon Mrs Hood is a candidate for head careworker job. The children put her through a "Weakest Careworker" quiz and she gets every question correct, however Justine (Montanna Thompson) says she leaves with nothing.
Charlie 8 December 2005 Sid Beadle In Mike (Connor Byrne) and Elaine's (Nisha Nayer) absence, Charlie is abandoned at The Dumping Ground. Justine (Montanna Thompson) looks after Charlie, teaching him life lessons on the way. When Mike and Elaine return, a foster family is arranged to collect Charlie.
Emily 8 December 2005 Natasha Collett Emily is the twin sister of Romily (Ruth Collett) and a friend of Roxy's (Sophie Borja-Edwards). When Bouncer's (Ben Hanson) brownie mix is tampered with and Eddie's hair goes green, Emily is the prime suspect as she was seen covered in green paint, but Roxy and Alice (Olivia Grant) were with Emily. It emerges that Emily is a twin and Romily was responsible for green paint incidents.
Romily 8 December 2005 Ruth Collett Romily is the twin sister of Emily (Natasha Collett) and a friend of Roxy's (Sophie Borja-Edwards). When Bouncer's (Ben Hanson) brownie mix is tampered with and Eddie's hair goes green, Emily is the prime suspect as she was seen covered in green paint, but Roxy and Alice (Olivia Grant) were with Emily. It emerges that Emily is a twin and Romily was responsible for green paint incidents.
New Girl 9 December 2005 Maddie Rakic-Platt A new girl who arrives at The Dumping Ground.
Registrar 9 December 2005 Sian Naiomi The registrar who performs Cam (Lisa Coleman) and Gary's (George McAllister) wedding.

Tracy Beaker Returns[edit]

Character Date(s) Actor Circumstances
Sgt Nelson 8 January 2010-12 February 2010 Jim Kitson When Tracy (Dani Harmer) uses Cam's (Lisa Coleman) credit card in order to publish her book, it leaves Cam £6,000 in debt. She is arrested by a police officer (Charlie Binns) and Sgt Nelson questions her at the station. Sgt Nelson contacts Cam and they both agree to drop the charges against Tracy as Cam never wanted her to get arrested on the conditions that Tracy repays Cam and she writes a weekly article. After Liam (Richard Wisker) pulls a scam at the launderette and turns a man's washing pink, the police officer arrests Liam and takes him to see Sgt Nelson. realises that Sapphire's (Saffron Coomber) boyfriend, Ferris (Peter Losasso), has got her hiding stolen goods in her bedroom, she summons Sgt Nelson to The Dumping Ground to talk about her column. Ferris is tricked by Tracy when ends up in the same room as Sgt Nelson and the stolen goods and he begins to blame Sapphire and when Sapphire finds out, she blames Ferris. Sapphire realises that Tracy didn't tell on her and Sgt Nelson arrests Ferris when Ferris takes the blame.
Police Officer (Tracy Beaker Returns, series 1) 8 January 2010 Jim Kitson When Tracy (Dani Harmer) uses Cam's (Lisa Coleman) credit card in order to publish her book, it leaves Cam £6,000 in debt. She is arrested by the police officer and Sgt Nelson (Jim Kitson) questions her at the station. After Liam (Richard Wisker) pulls a scam at the launderette and turns a man's washing pink, the police officer arrests Liam and takes him to see Sgt Nelson.
Presenter 8 January 2010 Sarah Lawton The presenter who interviews Tracy (Dani Harmer) for the telly when Tracy has published her own book.
Mr Scott 15 January 2010 Richard Stacey Mr Scott and his wife, Mrs Scott (Joanne Bowden) are potential foster parents for Toby (John Bell). Toby decides that he does not want to be fostered by Mr and Mrs Scott.
Mrs Scott 15 January 2010 Joanne Bowden Mrs Scott and her husband, Mr Scott (Richard Stacey) are potential foster parents for Toby (John Bell). Toby decides that he does not want to be fostered by Mrs and Mr Scott.
WI Lady 5 February 2010 Sue Bowmer Liam (Richard Wisker) and Frank (Chris Slater) go to houses to sell pizza and she pays £10 for a slice of pizza when Liam and Frank tell her it's to save The Dumping Ground.
Vested Man 5 February 2010 Steven Osborne When Liam (Richard Wisker) and Frank (Chris Slater) go to houses to sell pizza, they annoy the man by waking him up. He drags Liam and Frank back to The Dumping Ground and when he threatens to get the police involved Tracy (Dani Harmer) says he should tell them about him dragging a boy with cerebral palsy through the streets.
Ferris 12 February 2010 Peter Losasso Ferris is the boyfriend of Sapphire (Saffron Coomber). When Tracy (Dani Harmer) finds out Sapphire has got her hiding stolen goods in her bedroom, she tries to keep an eye on Sapphire. Tracy invites Ferris for tea and she summons Sgt Nelson to The Dumping Ground to talk about her column. Ferris is tricked by Tracy when ends up in the same room as Sgt Nelson and the stolen goods and he begins to blame Sapphire and when Sapphire finds out, she blames Ferris. Sapphire realises that Tracy didn't tell on her and Sgt Nelson arrests Ferris when Ferris takes the blame.
Cabbie 19 February 2010 Ian McLaughlin The cabbie who takes Gus (Noah Marullo) to his audition. Tracy (Dani Harmer) brings Lily (Jessie Williams) along and gets the cabbie to stop at Matt (Chris Robson) and Christie's (Vicky Hall) house for Lily to apologise. When Gus arrives at his audition, he believes he is too late and insists on going home.
Terrie Finder 26 February 2010 Tracy-Ann Oberman When Toby (John Bell), Johnny (Joe Maw), Liam (Richard Wisker) and Frank (Chris Slater) enter a competition to win a holiday. When Terrie visits The Dumping Ground to collect details for the holiday, they lie that they are a family, but Terrie susses out that they live in care. Terrie agrees they can have the holiday if they get permission from an adult, however, the boys fill out the form themselves and they get Gus (Noah Marullo) to help with Mike's (Connor Byrne) details. Terrie spots the boys filling in the form and when she confirms the holiday, Toby finds out she's charged £5,000 on Mike's credit card. The boys go to the Sunscreen Holidays office and Liam insists Terrie gives Mike his money back, but Terrie refuses. To distract Terrie, they set off her car alarm and whilst Terrie confronts Liam and Johnny, Frank and Toby sneak in. Frank and Toby go on Terrie's laptop to cancel the holiday, however, Terrie catches them, but Toby takes a USB stick. Terrie arrives at The Dumping Ground and she insists they give her the USB stick back as it has important information, but Toby refuses unless she gives Mike his money back. When Tracy (Dani Harmer) tells Terrie she has conned a bunch of kids, Terrie says that they told her they were over 18, however, Toby plays the automated message and they don't confirm their age. Terrie agrees to cancel the transaction and give Mike his money back.
Helen Howle 5 March 2010 Fiona Wade Helen is the mother of Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman), who turns up unexpectedly at The Dumping Ground to see Carmen and Tracy (Dani Harmer) invites her in after thinking she has permission. Carmen is unhappy with her presence and she runs off upstairs. Mike (Connor Byrne) later tells Carmen that her social worker says it's OK for her mum to visit, but Carmen doesn't want to see her. Carmen later changes her mind and she spends the day with her mum with Tracy shadowing them. Helen then invites Carmen to live with her in Spain and after talking about it with Mike and social services, Mike tells Carmen she can spend a short trial period in Spain to see how things go. Helen tells Carmen that whatever choice she makes, she will support her. Helen gets back together with her ex-boyfriend, Lee and she lets Carmen down again when she says Carmen can't live with her straight away. Tracy gives Helen an earful about how she puts herself first and how amazing it was that Carmen was prepared to give her a second chance.
Riff 12 March 2010 Jordan Hill Riff is the half-brother of Sapphire Fox (Saffron Coomber). When he arrives at The Dumping Ground, he hides in the bushes and Carmen is convinced there is a werewolf. Late at night, Riff makes it inside and sleeps in Sapphire's room. Riff explains to Sapphire that he wants to find their dad and he asks Sapphire if she knows where he is. Lily (Jessie Williams) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) spot Riff with Sapphire and Riff gives Lily and Tee an MP3 player for them to keep quiet about him. Riff later plays a game of Guitar Heroes and when Riff scrolls through the song list, Sapphire notices the band that their dad is in and she tells Riff. When Mike (Connor Byrne), Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Gina (Kay Purcell) find out about Riff's presence, Mike tells Riff that he will contact Social Services from up north. Riff and Sapphire plan to run away to their dad, but Tracy catches up with them and Sapphire says that being in care isn't all that bad. When Riff leaves, he gives Sapphire his mobile phone as he has 2 more.
Service Station Manager 19 March 2010 Peter Gunn On the way to the beach, the kids and staff stop off at a service station. When Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) play with some inflatable beach toys, he asks them if they are going to buy anything. Carmen accidentally knocks down a sweet stand with an inflatable seahorse, angering the service station manager. Tracy (Dani Harmer) finds Lily (Jessie Williams) who is struggling to enjoy herself without her sisters and Tracy gives Lily some sweets. The service station manager asks Tracy if she paid for the sweets. He later receives a complaint from a customer, who had his car soaked by Liam (Richard Wisker) and Frank (Chris Slater). After ending up back home, everyone sets off to the beach again and they stop off at the same service station. The service station manager refuses to let them use the cafe, but he is persuaded by Tee and he warns them to behave. When Toby loses his hamster, chaos is caused when Liam announces to the customers that who ever find it can have a sat nav and the service station manager orders them to leave.
Newspaper Editor 26 March 2010 Ingrid Lacey A newspaper editor who offers Tracy (Dani Harmer) a job as a junior reporter. She sets Tracy a test article by writing about the kids she works with on life from their point of view. When Tracy gives her the article, she is impressed, however, Tracy decides not to take the job.
Leanne Spinks 7 January 2011 Clare Cathcart After Lily (Jessie Williams) falls off the roof, Leanne Spinks is sent to The Dumping Ground from the council to conduct a full investigation and she tells the children that they will be sent elsewhere whilst the investigation happens. When the kids lock themselves in the cellar, they refuse to come out and Leanne threatens to phone the police, however Sapphire (Saffron Coomber) manages to convince them. When The Dumping Ground is reopened, Leanne does her report. She is part of the panel when Mike (Connor Byrne) has to explain why he let Tracy (Dani Harmer) continue with her protest. Mike's job is safe when the panel find in his favour.
Council Official 7 January 2011 Shaun Prendergast When The Dumping Ground residents do a protest to prevent the council closing The Dumping Ground, it gets media interest and the Council Official arrives to tell Mike (Connor Byrne) to stop the protest. He is part of the panel when Mike has to explain why he let Tracy (Dani Harmer) continue with her protest.
Sara 14 January 2011 Romy Irving Sara is a girl, who Toby (John Bell) has a crush on. When Sara comments that she saw Toby with his mum, Toby lies about his family and Sara lies that her mum isn't around anymore and she died. In the comic shop, Sara picks up a classic comic and Toby says he has it and offers to lend it Sara.
Comic Shop Owner 14 January 2011 Wayne Cater After assuming Toby (John Bell) isn't returning to The Dumping Ground, the residents help themselves to his things. Liam (Richard Wisker) sells Toby's comic. When Toby notices one of his comics in the comic store, he asks the owner where he got it and he realises that all of his comics have been sold to him.
Foster Mum 14 January 2011 Zoe Lambert The foster mum who looks after Toby (John Bell) when The Dumping Ground was temporarily closed.
Sara's Mum 14 January 2011 Phillippa Wilson The mother of Sara (Romy Irving). When Toby (John Bell) goes to Sara's to lend her a comic, her mum comes to the door shortly after and introduces herself as Sara's mum. Toby is angry with Sara as she made up that she didn't have a mum.
Ade 21 January 2011 Timi Lamikanra Ade and his brother, Dayo (Mohammed Mansaray) ran away from their home in Libya, living at Elm Tree House for a few days. Ade and Dayo tell the children that when soldiers killed their parents, they hid underneath rubbish in order to escape from their country. They were also badly beaten by the soldiers. They were able to escape to England because they feared that they would be killed if they remained in Libya. When the residents learn what happened to the two boys, they are very moved and hide Ade and Dayo in the attic. They fear that once the immigration officials discovered their existence, they will be sent back to Africa It soon emerges that the Immigration Officials have found the brothers a home and they have leave to remain in the United Kingdom until they are eighteen years old.
Dayo 21 January 2011 Mohammed Mansaray Dayo and his brother, Ade (Timi Lamikanra) ran away from their home in Libya, living at Elm Tree House for a few days. Ade and Dayo tell the children that when soldiers killed their parents, they hid underneath rubbish in order to escape from their country. They were also badly beaten by the soldiers. They were able to escape to England because they feared that they would be killed if they remained in Libya. When the residents learn what happened to the two boys, they are very moved and hide Ade and Dayo in the attic. They fear that once the immigration officials discovered their existence, they will be sent back to Africa It soon emerges that the Immigration Officials have found the brothers a home and they have leave to remain in the United Kingdom until they are eighteen years old.
TV Salesman 28 January 2011 Delroy Brown After the kids find some money in the garden, Liam (Richard Wisker) and Frank (Chris Slater) decide to buy a TV. He is suspicious of Liam and Frank when they show him a bundle of cash they want to pay it with and they want to take it themselves, so he talks to a security guard.
Detective Sergeant 28 January 2011 Jackie Fielding A gang member posing as a Detective Sergeant. When a bag of money is dumped in the garden of The Dumping Ground, Liam (Richard Wisker), Toby (John Bell) and Frank (Chris Slater) take the money. When he and a fellow gang member posing as a Detective Constable (Dean Ramsden) visit The Dumping Ground, they tell Mike (Connor Byrne), Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Gina (Kay Purcell) about the raid and money and ask if they can look in the garden for the money, however, they realise it's gone. The Detective Sergeant and Detective Constable speak with the kids. Toby later shows Tracy the money and Tracy convinces the kids to return the money they have. When the Detective Sergeant and Detective Constable pick up the money, they all realise they weren't police officers.
Detective Constable 28 January 2011 Dean Ramsden A gang member posing as a Detective Constable. When a bag of money is dumped in the garden of The Dumping Ground, Liam (Richard Wisker), Toby (John Bell) and Frank (Chris Slater) take the money. When he and a fellow gang member posing as a Detective Sergeant (Jackie Fielding) visit The Dumping Ground, they tell Mike (Connor Byrne), Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Gina (Kay Purcell) about the raid and money and ask if they can look in the garden for the money. The Detective Constable and Detective Sergeant speak with the kids and the Detective Constable upsets Gus (Noah Marullo) when he uses his notebook to write down their contact details. Toby later shows Tracy the money and Tracy convinces the kids to return the money they have. When the Detective Constable and Detective Sergeant pick up the money, they all realise they weren't police officers.
Sausage Man 4 February 2011 Christian Steel When Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Sapphire (Saffron Coomber) use pasta sauce in a curry, they offer to do the food shop so Gina (Kay Purcell) doesn't find out. They decide to stop and have a sausage, but Tracy has no cash to pay, so they decide to make a run for it. They are caught by the man, who gets them to dress up as sausages and hand out flyers.
Mr Watson 11 February 2011 Daymon Britton Mr Watson is the husband of Mr Watson (Karen Traynor) and father of Hannah (Daisy Doidge-Hill). After Johnny (Joe Maw) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) stay with them for a short time, they tell Mike that they would be prepared to foster Tee, but not Johnny. Mike and Tracy (Dani Harmer) hide the truth from Johnny and Tee by saying Mr and Mrs Watson can't look after them both. Johnny finds out the truth by looking in his file and he persuades Tee to be fostered by the Watson's on her own. When Johnny phones Tee, Mr Watson tells Johnny not to phone Tee to give her a chance of settling in. Tracy confronts Johnny about not answering Tee's calls and Johnny tells her that Mr Watson told him not to call, so Tracy arranges a bowling trip for everyone the same time Tee will be there. When Hannah tells her parents Tee was crying the night before because Johnny didn't call, Mr Watson admits to Tee that he told Johnny not to phone. Tee moves back into The Dumping Ground.
Hannah Watson 11 February 2011 Daisy Doidge-Hill Hannah is the daughter of Mr Watson (Daymon Britton) and Mrs Watson (Karen Traynor). Her parents look after Johnny (Joe Maw) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) for a while and Hannah becomes best friends with Tee. Johnny persuades Tee to get fostered on her own after realising the Watson's only want her. At the bowling alley, Hannah tells her parents Tee was crying the night before because Johnny didn't call and that he doesn't care her about her like she does, Mr Watson admits to Tee that he told Johnny not to phone. Tee moves back into The Dumping Ground.
Mrs Watson 11 February 2011 Karen Traynor Mrs Watson is the wife of Mr Watson (Daymon Britton) and mother of Hannah (Daisy Doidge-Hill). After Johnny (Joe Maw) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) stay with them for a short time, they tell Mike that they would be prepared to foster Tee, but not Johnny. Mike and Tracy (Dani Harmer) hide the truth from Johnny and Tee by saying Mrs and Mr Watson can't look after them both. Johnny finds out the truth by looking in his file and he persuades Tee to be fostered by the Watson's on her own. At the bowling alley, Hannah tells her parents Tee was crying the night before because Johnny didn't call, Mrs Watson forces Mr Watson to admit to Tee that he told Johnny not to phone. Tee moves back into The Dumping Ground.
Mr Spooner 4 March 2011 Michael Jayston Mr Spooner is the owner of the scooter Liam (Richard Wisker) crashes. Liam is sentenced to community service at an old peoples home where Mr Spooner live. When Liam overhears Mr Spooner on the phone to Eddie (Simon Lowe), Mr Spooner is annoyed with Liam, however, he almost falls and Liam takes him into his room. Mr Spooner talks to Liam about his National Service and Liam apologises about his scooter. When Liam looks at Eddie's repair charges, he tells Mr Spooner that Eddie is ripping him off. Liam spots Eddie disconnecting the battery on Mr Spooner's scooter and Mr Spooner is convinced by Eddie to trade in his scooter, however, Mr Spooner cannot afford a new one, so Eddie lets him have a reconditioned scooter. Liam tells Mr Spooner that Eddie is ripping him off and Liam jumps into the back of Eddie's van to prove it. Liam films Eddie connecting the battery on Mr Spooner's scooter and selling it to an old lady and shows the video to Mr Spooner and Tracy (Dani Harmer). When Eddie is about to sell a scooter to Mr Spooner, Liam goes through what he has charged Mr Spooner for repairs before showing him the video he took. Eddie gives Mr Spooner a free scooter on the condition Liam deletes the video, however the police arrive soon after and arrest Eddie.
Eddie 4 March 2011 Simon Lowe Eddie is a dodgy scooter salesman. Liam (Richard Wisker) spots Eddie disconnecting Mr Spooner's (Michael Jayston) before overhearing Eddie telling Mr Spooner the battery is dead and Eddie convinces Mr Spooner to trade in his scooter for a new one. When Eddie says it will cost £3,000, but negotiates a price, Mr Spooner cannot afford it, so Eddie says he can have a reconditioned one for £800. Liam tells Mr Spooner that Eddie is ripping him off and Liam jumps into the back of Eddie's van to prove it. Liam films Eddie connecting the battery on Mr Spooner's scooter and selling it to an old lady and shows the video to Mr Spooner and Tracy (Dani Harmer). When Eddie is about to sell a scooter to Mr Spooner, Liam goes through what he has charged Mr Spooner for repairs before showing him the video he took. Eddie gives Mr Spooner a free scooter on the condition Liam deletes the video, however the police arrive soon after and arrest Eddie.
Sonia 4 March 2011 Helen Russell Sonia is an old lady at the old peoples home, who was a model. When the kids visit the home, Sonia introduces herself to Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce). Initially anxious, Carmen and Tee relax around Sonia when Sonia tells them she has 38 pairs of shoes.
George 4 March 2011 David Andrews George is an old man at the old peoples home, who stopped playing the piano when his family moved away. When the kids visit the home, Frank (Chris Slater) introduces himself to George, but George ignores him initially, however he soon starts talking to Frank. George later plays the piano alongside Gus (Noah Marullo).
Magistrate 4 March 2011 Fiona MacPherson The magistrate who sentences Liam O'Donovan (Richard Wisker) to community service after crashing Mr Spooner's (Michael Jayston) scooter.
Kali 11 March 2011 Holly Dempsey Kali is an old friend of Elektra (Jessica Revell). Kali and Elektra were part of a gang called The Cobra's. Kali is slightly annoyed with Elektra as she never contacted her when she was in a secure unit. Tracy (Dani Harmer) turns up at the park and Kali introduces herself to Tracy. Tracy takes Elektra and Kali back to The Dumping Ground and Kali explains to Mike (Connor Byrne) that she knows she got Elektra into a lot of trouble, but has changed. Mike initially refuses to let Kali stay, however, Elektra convinces Mike to change his mind. Kali and Elektra later sneak out and Kali introduces Elektra to some of her other friends and Kali is impressed with Elektra when she stands up to Zazel (Ella Peel). Kali, Elektra and the rest of The Cobra's later go shopping and Kali later suggests to Elektra that she joins them and leaves The Dumping Ground. Elektra later meets up with Kali and the gang. Kali sends her friends to mug Toby (John Bell), however, Elektra intervenes and leaves Kali.
Zazel 11 March 2011 Ella Peel Zazel is a friend of Kali's (Holly Dempsey). Zazel asks Elektra (Jessica Revell) where she was when Kali was locked up for 6 months and Elektra silences Zazel by saying that her and Kali will always be there for each other. Zazel joins the rest of The Cobra's when they go shopping.
Xanthe 18 March 2011 Kacey Ainsworth When Frank's (Chris Slater) grandfather dies, Frank decides to sell his pocket watch to get some money so he can buy a headstone. Frank asks Xanthe for £100. Frank is told by Mike (Connor Byrne) that his grandfather will not be able to have a headstone as no one paid for his grandfather's funeral. Frank asks Xanthe for his pocket watch back, but Xanthe says it has been sold for £750. Tracy (Dani Harmer) intervenes and asks Xanthe if she would be interested in an antique car. Xanthe takes a look, but is not interested, until she sees the personalised number plate, which reads "X4N THE". Xanthe agrees to give Frank his pocket watch and cash back.
Kitty 6 January 2012 Eleni Foskett Kitty is a very withdrawn and socially awkward girl, who arrives at The Dumping Ground when a fire breaks out at her care home, Burnywood. Tracy (Dani Harmer) tries to encourage Kitty to open up to the care workers and speak to the other children. Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) shows Kitty some of her homemade crafts. When Elektra (Jessica Revell) chases after Tyler Lewis (Miles Butler-Houghton) and when Elektra and Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) set Tyler's things on fire, the noise terrifies Kitty and Tee tries to calm Kitty down, but Kitty pushes her. When Johnny's (Joe Maw) money is stolen, the noise and fuss causes Kitty to become anxious, leading her to push Tracy down the stairs. A fire is caused by Denis (Jamie Gaddas) when he doesn't put a cigarette out properly and he plants the cigarettes in Kitty's room. Kitty tells Rick (Daniel Pearson) about the cigarettes and Rick chucks them at Tracy out of the window. Denis sanctions both Kitty and Rick. Kitty is moved to care home more equipped to help her with her problems.
Lizanne 6 January 2012 Lauren Mote Lizanne arrives at The Dumping Ground when a fire breaks out at her care home, Burnywood. Johnny (Joe Maw), Frank (Chris Slater and Liam O'Donovan (Richard Wisker) are attracted to Lizanne and Lizanne uses their crushes to her advantage by getting a better room and money off them. It also turns out Lizanne was responsible for the fire, but it was an accident as she left her hair straighteners on and a cushion caught fire. Lizanne leaves when her mum is discharged from a psychiatric hospital.
Denis Stockle 6 January 2012 Jamie Gaddas Denis Stockle is a careless, controlling and unkind care worker who brings the four Burnywood children to Elmtree House following a fire. He proves himself to be a condescending and bossy person who thinks young people in care are "messed up"; his attitude infuriates and aggravates the young people and careworkers. He is shown to be an impatient bully, who illegally takes control of Elmtree House, becomes Head Careworker, and imposes bans on multiple luxury items. He resigned after Tracy (Dani Harmer) and Gus (Noah Marullo) found out that he started the fire at Elm Tree House by smoking in the attic, removing the batteries from the fire alarm and not putting the cigarettes out properly.
Electrician 13 January 2012 Scott Frazer An electrician who Gus (Noah Marullo) refuses to let in, even after Gus is shown ID.
Mack 20 January 2012 Gary Faulkner Mack owns an unlicensed DVD stall with Jack (Callum Callaghan). After buying a dodgy DVD from him Liam (Richard Wisker) wants a refund, but Mack refuses.
Ms Bowman 20 January 2012 Janine Leigh Ms Bowman is an officer who fixes Liam (Richard Wisker) with a tag and she explains that if he breaks curfew 3 times, he will be sent to a youth detention centre for the remainder of his sentence. When Liam accidentally breaks his curfew, Mr Bowman warns Tracy (Dani Harmer), Mike (Connor Byrne) and Gina (Kay Purcell) of what will happen if Liam breaks curfew 2 more times. Liam breaks curfew again when Elektra (Jessica Revell) and Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton) move Liam's bedroom into the garden and Ms Bowman warns Liam he has one last chance. Liam breaks curfew shortly after when he realises that Jack (Richard Wisker) is his brother and could have helped Liam in court as he witnessed what happened and Ms Bowman phones the police.
Shadow 27 January 2012-11 January 2013 Connie Shadow is a three-legged dog who followed Frank into the Dumping Ground after Frank (Chris Slater) went to the park. After she proves troublesome, she is taken to the animal shelter before being adopted by Steve (Ben Cartwright) and Lily (Jessie Williams). Lily and Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) persuade Mike (Connor Byrne) to let Shadow stay at The Dumping Ground when Lily has respite care.
Claire 3 February 2012 Jane Dellow Claire is a woman, who approaches Harry (Phillip Graham Scott) when he is alone in the park. Claire introduces herself and her baby son, who is also called Harry, to Harry. Claire asks Harry where his mum is and Harry explains how his mum hurt him then Sapphire (Saffron Coomber) was his mum, but then she left him and then Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) was his mum. Claire then phones the police. When Sapphire finds Harry at the park, Claire tells Sapphire that she has phoned the police.
Big Issue Seller 3 February 2012 Gary Kitching After he runs away, Harry (Philip Graham Scott) asks the Big Issue Seller if he knows who Sapphire (Saffron Coomber) is. When Sapphire goes looking for Harry, the Big Issue Seller guesses she is Sapphire when she asks him if he has seen Harry and he tells her where he is.
Charlie 10 February 2012 Kent Riley Charlie is Justine's (Montanna Thompson) fiancé, who appears genuine, however, Rick (Daniel Pearson) overhears Charlie on the phone and confronts him, saying he is scamming Justine by getting her to trust him before getting money out of her. Rick later tells Justine and Tracy that Charlie is a conman and that Charlie bought him a laptop to keep quite. Justine, Rick, Tracy and Cam devise a set up to catch Charlie by getting Cam to pose as a customer in a restaurant Charlie is at and for her to leave her purse at the table. Charlie gives Cam her purse and Cam thanks him. Charlie offers to buy a Cam a coffee and Charlie pretends he doesn't have a girlfriend when Cam asks. Justine, Rick and Tracy appear and Justine ends her relationship with Charlie.
Mr Stevens 17 February 2012 Andrew Vincent After Johnny (Joe Maw) takes a look in someone else's flat in the same block of flats where Sapphire (Saffron Coomber) lives, he angers the 2 men who live there and they get him to sneak into a storeroom and steal some expensive gadgets. Johnny sets off the alarm when he is startled by a spider. When he tries to escape, he is caught by Mr Stevens, who is mad with Johnny at first, but softens towards Johnny when Johnny tells him he is in care. Tracy (Dani Harmer) comes to collect Johnny and Mr Stevens finds out about the 2 men having lots of expensive things when Johnny explains himself to Tracy. When Sapphire and Elektra (Jessica Revell) try to get their phones back from the men, Mr Stevens arrives just in time and forces the men to give Sapphire and Elektra their mobiles back.
Farmer 24 February 2012 Jack McBride The owner of the farmhouse where the kids and staff stay on holiday. He orders them to leave when his sheep are let out of the farm, which was done by Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce).
Bus Conductor 24 February 2012 Dominic Doughty The bus conductor who asks Lily (Jessie Williams) and Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) if anyone is meeting them in Bristol and Lily lies her dad is. When he is about to issue Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) a ticket, Tee tells him she wants to get off.
Landowner 24 February 2012 Sarah Thurstan When Lily (Jessie Williams), Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Tee get off a coach, they have no idea where they are. They walk down a path, but Lily and Carmen stay when Carmen's feet hurt, so Tee carries on. She encounters the landowner and Tee helps her by shutting a gate field on the sheep. Tee gets upset and explains to the landowner how she wanted to be a good friend to Lily and Carmen by keeping quite about them going to Wales, but wanted to stop them as she didn't want to get lost. She takes Tee through some bushes and they end up on the grounds of Manor Hall Farm. Mike (Connor Byrne), Tracy (Dani Harmer), Lily, Carmen, Johnny (Joe Maw) and Frank Matthews (Chris Slater) also end up at Manor Hall Farm. The landowner approaches Mike and apologises for turning them down when he wanted to book a holiday there as she thought the kids would be out of control. She lets them have a holiday there for half price with free board.
Melissa Valentine 2 March 2012 Angela Terence Melissa is the older sister of Elektra (Jessica Revell), who arrives at The Dumping Ground to tell Elektra she is getting married and wants her as bridesmaid. Melissa and Elektra go shopping for a bridesmaid's dress and Melissa reluctantly agrees that Elektra can keep the blue in her hair. Melissa persuades Elektra to meet their parents again before the wedding. When Marilyn tells Elektra she will need a sample of her natural hair to get rid of the blue, Elektra says that Melissa is fine with it, but Melissa is forced to agree with their mum. To get back at her family, Elektra cancels Melissa's wedding. Melissa visits Elektra with a present, a pair of white doc martens and Elektra admits to Melissa that she cancelled the wedding. When Melissa phones up the venue, her booking has been given to someone else and Melissa agrees with their parents about Elektra. Melissa apologises to Elektra and she gives Elektra the shoes and she finds out that Melissa and Harvey got married their own way.
Marilyn Perkins 2 March 2012 Lizzy McInnerny Marilyn is the wife of Bernard (Ron Webster) and mother of Melissa (Angela Terence) and Elektra (Jessica Revell). Melissa persuades Elektra to meet their parents again before the wedding. Marilyn serves Elektra a vegetarian lasagna for dinner. When Marilyn tells Elektra she will need a sample of her natural hair to get rid of the blue, Elektra almost loses her temper with her parents and she shows Tracy her old bedroom. Later, Marilyn and Bernard ask Elektra not to tell Harvey about her being in care and that they've told Harvey she is away at school. Elektra rows with her parents before storming out of their house with Tracy (Dani Harmer).
Bernard Perkins 2 March 2012 Ron Webster Bernard is the husband of Marilyn (Lizzy McInnerny) and father of Melissa (Angela Terence) and Elektra (Jessica Revell). Melissa persuades Elektra to meet their parents again before the wedding. When Marilyn tells Elektra she will need a sample of her natural hair to get rid of the blue, Elektra almost loses her temper with her parents and she shows Tracy her old bedroom. Later, Bernard and Marilyn ask Elektra not to tell Harvey about her being in care and that they've told Harvey she is away at school. Elektra rows with her parents before storming out of their house with Tracy (Dani Harmer).
Melanie 23 March 2012 Emily Glenister Melanie is the new careworker, taking over from Tracy (Dani Harmer). When Jody (Kia Pegg) suffers an anaphylactic shock at Tracy's leaving party, Melanie gives Jody an epipen injection and everyone praises Melanie when Jody comes round. When Melanie can't do Gus's (Noah Marullo) tour, Melanie shows him how to move something in his schedule. Sapphire (Saffron Coomber) wants to take a flat that is miles away, so Tracy speaks to the council to see if there is a closer place and Tracy slams the phone down when she learns that the block of flats where Sapphire use to live has been sold. Melanie asks if she should ring up and try a more gentle approach. Knowing the kids are sad about Tracy leaving, Melanie comes up with an idea for them to show that and they make a memory book for Tracy. Tracy invites Melanie to stay at her party.

The Dumping Ground[edit]

Character Date(s) Actor Circumstances
Bomb Squad Officer 4 January 2013 Craig Conway Gina (Kay Purcell) is hit by a grenade and taken to hospital. The Bomb Squad Officer mistakes Faith (Leanne Dunstan) for a careworker and he tells the kids off for playing with a grenade. When a grenade is thrown into the attic, the Bomb Squad Officer is called out again and Faith is shocked when he has to blow up the grenade, thinking it will be a big explosion.
Lydia Dillon 4 January 2013 Jacqueline Phillips Lydia is a relief careworker to fill in for Mike Milligan (Connor Byrne) when he is on holiday. The kids don't like Lydia's strict attitude, so Faith (Leanne Dunstan) pretends to be the relief careworker so she leaves.
Manager 4 January 2013 Tony Neilson When Frank (Chris Slater) and Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton) are sent out to do the food shop, the stop off at an arcade. Frank uses all the food money on the machines and when Frank wins, he asks the manager why no money has come out of the machine. The manager says he needs them to prove they are 18 before he can give them the money.
Sarah 4 January 2013 Sammy T. Dobson Elektra (Jessica Revell) believes Mike (Connor Byrne) is going to chuck her out when she sees an e-mail about her from social services. She decides to apply to be on the "Are you a young leader of tomorrow?" programme so she can go to Australia. Elektra fakes an application, where she has lied about several achievements. Sarah visits The Dumping Ground and she is impressed with Elektra, but she breaks the news that Elektra is ineligible for the programme as it's designed for those who need to make a positive change.
Shannay 11 January 2013-8 March 2013 Holly Quin-Ankrah Shannay is the girlfriend of Steve and the mother of Jonah. Lily (Jessie Williams) is unhappy about her moving in, so she goes to The Dumping Ground. Steve visits to talk to Lily with Shannay and an angry Lily asks Steve and Shannay why they can't have the new baby adopted. Lily feels guilty when Shannay goes into labour, but is happy when she learns that she has a brother. When Lily goes back home, Steve is upset as Shannay has left, however, Lily persuades Shannay to give things a chance. Lily organises an unsupervised sleepover with Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) by persuading her parents to let her stay at The Dumping Ground when they go and visit Shannay's sister.
Luke Jackson 18 January 2013 James Bartlett Kingsley is the middle child of Denise and the older brother of Jody (Kia Pegg) and younger brother of Kingsley (David Avery). When Jody moves back in with Denise, Gina visits Jody with Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton). When Kingsley arrives home, Carmen and Tyler hide in Jody's room and Kingsley is angry when he finds the door unlocked and Carmen's mobile phone, thinking it's Jody's. Luke tells Kingsley to go easy on Jody as she is just a kid, but Kingsley ignores him and locks Jody in her bedroom. Gina arrives at Jody's when Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) sends a Morse code message to Elektra (Jessica Revell) for Gus (Noah Marullo) to work out what is being said, which is "S.O.S". Gina is angry with Denise for not protecting Jody and Luke agrees with Gina, believing that Jody is better off at The Dumping Ground.
Ronnie 25 January 2013 Elizabeth Hall Ronnie and her partner, Dawn (Sara Stephens) are potential foster parents for Gus (Noah Marullo. When Mike (Connor Byrne) tells Gus about seeing potential foster parents, Gus refuses to see them as he doesn't want to be fostered, but Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton) expresses an interest in meeting them. Johnny (Joe Maw) finds out that Dawn and Ronnie are both women when they turn up and when everyone finds out, they are all divided on opinions on whether gay couples should be allowed to foster. Gus goes to Ronnie and Dawn's house with Mike and he asks them questions about how they do things. Gus decides to be fostered by Ronnie and Dawn and they collect him from The Dumping Ground.
Dawn 25 January 2013 Sara Stephens Dawn and her partner, Ronnie (Elizabeth Hall) are potential foster parents for Gus (Noah Marullo. When Mike (Connor Byrne) tells Gus about seeing potential foster parents, Gus refuses to see them as he doesn't want to be fostered, but Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton) expresses an interest in meeting them. Johnny (Joe Maw) finds out that Dawn and Ronnie are both women when they turn up and when everyone finds out, they are all divided on opinions on whether gay couples should be allowed to foster. Gus goes to Dawn and Ronnie's house with Mike and he asks them questions about how they do things. Gus decides to be fostered by Dawn and Ronnie and they collect him from The Dumping Ground.
Social Worker (The Dumping Ground, series 1) 1 February 2013 Katharine Monaghan A social worker who accompanies a Police Officer to The Dumping Ground to tell Faith (Leanne Dunstan) a body has been found, who they think is her brother Razz (Isaac Ssenbandeke) and they need a DNA sample from her to determine whether it is. It is later concluded it's not her brother.
Police Officer (The Dumping Ground, series 1) 1 February 2013 Ian Stewart Robinson A police officer who accompanies a social worker to The Dumping Ground to tell Faith (Leanne Dunstan) a body has been found, who they think is her brother Razz (Isaac Ssenbandeke) and they need a DNA sample from her to determine whether it is. It is later concluded it's not her brother.
Jade 8 February 2013-15 February 2013 Adeleina Williams When Frank (Chris Slater) gets a D for Sports Science, he stops at a cafe that is advertising a job. Jade tells Frank that he can have the job once she has spoken to her dad. All the kids arrive at the cafe and they notice Frank has a crush on Jade. Frank later talks to Jade about his granddad and Jade tells Frank her mum died when she was 10. Jade introduces Frank to Angel (Louise Jameson), a psychic medium, and Frank is impressed with Angel's gift when she knows stuff about Frank. She then talks to Jade's mother. When Angel talks to Faith's (Leanne Dunstan) brother, Angel believes false things what Faith says about herself until Faith reveals it's not true. Jade gives Frank a charm he bought her back. Jade visits The Dumping Ground and makes up with Frank. Jade kisses Frank, which is witnessed by the other kids.
Angel 8 February 2013 Louise Jameson Jade (Adeleina Williams) introduces Frank (Chris Slater) to Angel, a psychic medium. Frank is impressed with Angel's gift when she knows stuff about Frank. She then talks to Jade's mother. When Frank tells the other residents about Angel, but Faith (Leanne Dunstan) doesn't believe in her, so she goes to the cafe to see Angel. The following day, Angel contacts Faith's brother for her, however, Faith tells Angel false things about herself, which Angel believes is true. Faith then reveals to Angel none of it was true and that she is a fake.
Gerry 15 February 2013 Chris Simmons Gerry is the father of Rick (Daniel Pearson). He pretends to be a boiler inspector to get inside The Dumping Ground and Rick is shocked to find his dad at The Dumping Ground. Rick meets up with his dad, followed by Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton), and when Rick says he has to hand himself into the police, Gerry explains he is now at an open prison. Gerry apologises to Rick and promises him once he is out of prison, he will put his old life behind him. After witnessing Tyler getting hassle from a builder (Ryan Enever), Gerry decides to pull a scam with Tyler by getting Tyler to wind up the builder whilst he takes money from his pocket. Later, Gerry is about to give Tyler the money, but Rick tells him not to and Rick is disgusted with his dad. Gerry goes to The Dumping Ground to talk to Rick and Gerry tries to persuade Rick to move to New Zealand with him when he gets out of prison.
Builder 15 February 2013 Ryan Enver Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton) gets hassle from the builder when he accuses Tyler of stealing from his van, when Tyler was only spying on Rick (Daniel Pearson) with his dad, Gerry (Chris Simmons). Gerry decides to pull a scam with Tyler by getting Tyler to wind up the builder whilst he takes money from his pocket. Later, Gerry is about to give Tyler the money, but Rick tells him not to and Rick is disgusted with his dad. Gerry goes to The Dumping Ground to talk to Rick and Gerry tries to persuade Rick to move to New Zealand with him when he gets out of prison.
Hattie 15 February 2013 Carmen Munroe Hattie is the mother of Gina (Kay Purcell). Gina is forced to bring Hattie to The Dumping Ground when Hattie's carer is sick. Hattie gets on well with Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce), although she is forgetful and when Tee tells Hattie her name, Hattie thinks Tee is offering a cup of tea. Floss (Sarah Rayson) startles the kids when she believes Hattie is dead, however, when they check on Hattie, she wakes up and gives them a scare. Gina gives Faith (Leanne Dunstan) a shopping list for some curry ingredients and Hattie mistakes Faith for Gina. Later, Tee finds that Hattie has gone, so Gina, Faith and Tee go looking for her. They find her at the bus stop, but she cannot remember Tee and Faith pretends to be Gina to calm Hattie down. Gina, Tee and Faith take her back to The Dumping Ground. Gina realises that Hattie would be better off in a care home.
George 22 February 2013 Philip Harrison George is the owner of Hidden Hall. George tells the kids they are going to pick names out of a hat to determine who they are going to pretend to be. Once the kids have been assigned a person, he gives them their tasks and Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) isn't pleased about being a scullery maid. Elektra (Jessica Revell) shows little interest in the day and she annoys George when she relaxes in a room that is out of bounds. When Lily (Jessie Williams) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) dance with Johnny (Joe Maw), who is acting as an Earl, and Harry (Philip Graham Scott), who is acting as the Earl's son, reality and fiction clash when Johnny rubbishes Lily's dad and George and Mike (Connor Byrne) break them up fighting. At lunch, Johnny is in a bad mood and decides that no one is allowed to eat and a food fight breaks out. George orders them to go when a valuable photo is ruined.
Rachel 22 February 2013 Rachel Teate Rachel is an employee at Hidden Hall, who teaches Lily (Jessie Williams), Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) and Floss (Sarah Rayson) about Edwardian etiquette as they are pretending to be Edwardian ladies. She learns them how to use hand fans and how to do the Grizzly Bear dance.
Esme 15 March 2013 Sophie Skelton Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Lily (Jessie Williams) meet Esme in a clothes shop and when Esme is mugged, they invite her back to The Dumping Ground. When Esme is introduced to the others by Carmen and Lily, Johnny (Joe Maw) is attracted to her. Esme is hated by a majority of the residents due to the influence she has on Carmen and Lily overheard Carmen tell Esme how she thinks Lily's dreams are average and how she an Esme plan to run away to Brazil. Carmen leaves The Dumping Ground the following morning, but when she arrives at Esme's, Carmen is annoyed how Esme has told her mum, Mrs Vasquez-Jones (Selina Giles) lies about her.
Mrs Vasquez-Jones 15 March 2013 Selina Giles Mrs Vasquez-Jones is the mother of Esme (Sophie Skelton). Esme invites Carmen to join her in Brazil. Carmen leaves The Dumping Ground the following morning, but when she arrives at Esme's, Carmen is annoyed how Esme has told her mum lies about her.
Razz 15 March 2013 Isaac Ssenbandeke Razz is the older brother of Faith (Leanne Dunstan). He tracks down Faith, but Faith is angry with him as she though he was dead. Razz is being chased by Solly (Robert Haythorne) and Cass (Lee Lomas) as he quit their gang as well as taking some money. and Faith agrees to help him. Faith smuggles him into The Dumping Ground and Razz shows Faith the cash and he wants them to start over again. Faith realises he left GPS on on his mobile, which is why Solly and Cass know he is at The Dumping Ground. Razz later discovers the money is stolen, who suspects Frank (Chris Slater) took it. Solly and Cass come looking for Razz inside The Dumping Ground. Solly and Cass want their money back and Razz tells them he hasn't got it, hinting that Frank has taken it, however it turns out Razz had it all along. Faith is disgusted that Razz lied and tried to blame one of her friends, but she makes up with Razz when he deals with a snake that gets rid of Solly and Cass.
Solly 15 March 2013 Robert Haythorne Solly and Cass (Lee Lomas) are after Razz (Isaac Ssenbandeke) as Razz quit their gang and took some of their money. They find Razz at The Dumping Ground as he left GPS on on his mobile. Solly and Cass warn Razz that they are outside The Dumping Ground. When Frank (Chris Slater) goes out, he is intercepted by Solly and Cass, who order him to get Razz. Frank tries to get rid of Solly and Cass, they don't fall for his excuses and they go inside The Dumping Ground to look for Razz. Solly and Cass want their money back and Razz tells them he hasn't got it, hinting that Frank has taken it, however, it turns out Razz had it all along. Solly and Cass are scared out of The Dumping Ground by a snake.
Cass 15 March 2013 Lee Lomas Cass and Solly (Lee Lomas) are after Razz (Isaac Ssenbandeke) as Razz quit their gang and took some of their money. They find Razz at The Dumping Ground as he left GPS on on his mobile. Solly and Cass warn Razz that they are outside The Dumping Ground. When Frank (Chris Slater) goes out, he is intercepted by Cass and Solly, who order him to get Razz. When Frank (Chris Slater) goes out, he is intercepted by Solly and Cass, who order him to get Razz. Frank tries to get rid of Solly and Cass, they don't fall for his excuses and they go inside The Dumping Ground to look for Razz. Cass and Solly want their money back and Razz tells them he hasn't got it, hinting that Frank has taken it, however, it turns out Razz had it all along. Cass and Solly are scared out of The Dumping Ground by a snake.
Serjay 10 January 2014 Danny Ashok Serjay is a social worker, who brings Bailey (Kasey McKellar) to The Dumping Ground. Serjay tells May-Li (Stacy Liu) that Bailey will have to stay at The Dumping Ground longer and when Serjay tries to pass the responsibility of telling Bailey to May-Li and Mike (Connor Byrne), May-Li firmly insists that he tells Bailey.
Doctor 10 January 2014 Gauri Vedhara Faith (Leanne Dunstan) is knocked over by a car when Bailey (Kasey McKellar) runs away from The Dumping Ground to get to his football match. The doctor tells Faith and Mike (Connor Byrne) that the x-ray has shown no damage to her hip. Faith asks when she can start training again, the doctor advises her to give it a couple of weeks and ease into it.
Jimmy 10 January 2014-29 January 2016 Mark Theodore Jimmy is the father of Baley (Kasey McKellar). When Jimmy attempts to take Bailey from The Dumping Ground, Mike (Connor Byrne) and May-Li (Stacy Liu) inform Jimmy that they are legally responsible for Bailey. Inside, Mike and May-Li tell Jimmy he'll have to contact Social Services about getting Bailey back, but Jimmy devastates Bailey when he says that he wasn't expecting to get Bailey back straight away. Bailey runs away to his dad and they go to a football match, however, Jimmy is chucked out of the match by a police officer (Jon Regan). So he doesn't get in trouble, when Jody (Kia Pegg) mentions to the police officer that Jimmy abducted his kid, Jimmy lies that he doesn't have a child, hurting Bailey. Jimmy arrives at The Dumping Ground when he finds out Bailey has seen his mother, Alison and Jimmy and Bailey both find Alison gone from The Dumping Ground. When they find her, Jimmy reveals that Alison is not his mum, but her friend. Bailey later makes amends with Jimmy.
Daryl 10 January 2014 Finn Armstrong Daryl is a teammate of Bailey (Kasey McKellar). After Bailey ran away from The Dumping Ground, Jody (Kia Pegg) and Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) go to see if Bailey is playing football. Daryl tells Jody and Carmen that Bailey is an ex-teammate now as he missed football,
Police Officer (The Dumping Ground, series 2 episode 2) 10 January 2014 Jon Regan Jimmy (Mark Theodore) is chucked out of the match by the police officer. So he doesn't get in trouble, when Jody (Kia Pegg) mentions to the police officer that Jimmy abducted his kid, Jimmy lies that he doesn't have a child, hurting Bailey (Kasey McKellar).
Sasha 17 January 2014 Angela Griffin Sasha is filmmaker who comes to Ashdene Ridge to make a training video for social workers. Jody (Kia Pegg) doesn't wsnt to be apart of the film as she believes everyone is acting strangely and it's fake. Sasha allows Jody to make the movie, but Jody finds it difficult when some of the others refuse to co-operate. Mo (Reece Buttery) gathers some fly on the wall footage of Jody to show Sasha.
Police Officer (The Dumping Ground, series 2 episode 4) 24 January 2014 Asif Khan After learning Lily (Jessie Williams) is moving, Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) takes it badly and smashes a window with a football. Johnny (Joe Maw) suspects Bailey (Kasey McKellar) is responsible, so he phones the police and the police officer arrests Bailey.
Custody Sergeant 24 January 2014 Dale Meeks After learning Lily (Jessie Williams) is moving, Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) takes it badly and smashes a window with a football. After Bailey (Kasey McKellar) is arrested, Floss (Sarah Rayson) tells Carmen that she saw her smash the window and Carmen gives her a bracelet, a present from Lily, to her. When Lily notices Floss has the bracelet, Lily confronts Carmen and Carmen admits she broke the window. She then admits the truth to Mike (Connor Byrne) and May Li (Stacy Liu and she goes to the police with a reluctant Mike, confessing to smashing the window. The custody sergeant tells Carmen her rights now she is in custody and takes her fingerprints.
Danny 31 January 2014 George Sampson When Faith (Leanne Dunstan), Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Rick (Daniel Pearson) go to see Frank (Chris Slater) at his place, Frank isn't in. When they leave, Danny approaches them and ask if they know Frank before warning them that if they see him, tell him that he wants his money. Frank pays Danny his money back and Frank wants to have a game of cards again to win money. When Frank has five ace's, Jen (Georgina Campbell) is accused of helping Frank win by cheating by Danny and Danny demands Jen gives him money back. When Danny says it's not enough, Frank decides to sell his pocket watch again and when he goes, it is revealed Jen is in on the plan with Danny. To get their own back on Danny and Jen, the kids hatch a plan to pretend Faith left a piece of expensive jewellery behind. Faith and Rick tell this to Danny and Jen and when they mention Frank is looking after a ring, which Faith pretends is her mother's engagement ring. Later at the flat with Kazima (Akuc Bol), Frank plans to give Danny the watch, but when Frank has the ring, Danny demands to have the ring and will exchange for all the money he has taken off Frank.
Jen 31 January 2014 Georgina Campbell Jen is a friend of Frank (Chris Slater). Frank pays Danny (George Sampson) his money back and Frank wants a game of cards again to win money and Jen joins in. When Frank has five ace's, Jen is accused of helping Frank win by cheating by Danny and Danny demands Jen gives him money back. When Danny says it's not enough, Frank decides to sell his pocket watch again and when he goes, it is revealed Jen is in on the plan with Danny. To get their own back on Danny and Jen, the kids hatch a plan to pretend Faith left a piece of expensive jewellery behind. Faith and Rick tell this to Danny and Jen and when they mention Frank is looking after a ring, which Faith pretends is her mother's engagement ring. Later at the flat with Kazima (Akuc Bol), Frank plans to give Danny the watch, but when Frank has the ring, Danny demands to have the ring and will exchange for all the money he has taken off Frank.
Shopkeeper 31 January 2014 Alan Renwick When looking for Frank (Chris Slater), Rick (Daniel Pearson), Bailey (Kasey McKellar), Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) and Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) find Frank's pocket watch for sale in a window. They ask the shopkeeper if they can save the watch for them, but he tells them that he has had interest from another customer. Kazima (Akuc Bol) later comes to buy the watch from the shopkeeper.
Community Support Officer 7 February 2014 Shareesa Valentine On a day out with Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton), Tyler's mother, Sally (Diveen Henry), gets some ice cream, however, she has no money to pay, so she runs away without paying. The community support officer intercepts Sally. May-Li (Stacy Liu) eventually finds Sally and Tyler and she pays for the ice cream.
Mr Johnson 28 February 2014 Darren Morfitt Mr Johnson is a football coach. After a match, he pulls Bailey (Kasey McKellar) aside, he has a go at Bailey for letting the opposing team score more goals and when Bailey asks what his problem is, Mr Johnson is racist towards Bailey. Bailey keeps quiet about what Mr Johnson told him, but Faith (Leanne Dunstan) gets the truth out of Bailey and they report the incident to Mike (Connor Byrne). Mike goes down to the pitch and confronts Mr Johnson about what he said.
Justin 28 February 2014 Mackenzie Sol Williams Justin is a teammate of Bailey (Kasey McKellar). When Justin makes a racist remark, Bailey physically attacks Justin.
Viv Anderson 28 February 2014 Himself Viv Anderson oversees football training with Mr Johnson (Darren Morfitt). Bailey (Kasey McKellar) starts playing with a football during Mr Johnson's talk and Viv tells Mike (Connor Byrne) that Bailey needs to learn manners. When Bailey later tells Mike that Mr Johnson was racist to him, Mike goes down to the pitch and confronts Mr Johnson, which is witnessed by Viv. Viv visits The Dumping Ground and encourages Bailey not to quit due to racism as he went through it and Viv arranges to see Bailey play football again. May-Li (Stacy Liu) is starstruck when she sees Viv and he gives her his football shirt.
Nicky Richardson 7 March 2014 Lu Corfield When someone attempts to rob Nicky outside The Dumping Ground, Johnny Taylor (Joe Maw) takes a photo of the person who attempted to take her bag. Johnny tells Nicky that he managed to get a photo and Nicky thanks him before handing him a card with her contact details and Johnny realises she is in the army. Johnny decides to see Nicky about joining the army. When Johnny fails at a teamwork task, he goes to see Nicky, who tells him that he is not a quitter as he persevered.
Doug 14 March 2014 Michael Hodgson Doug and his wife, Nerys (Lucy Speed), are potential adoptive parents for Floss (Sarah Rayson). Floss believes she will continue living at The Dumping Ground, but Harry (Philip Graham Scott) tells Floss what adoption really means. When Floss goes to the park with Nerys, Doug and May-Li (Stacy Liu), a boy named Jesse (Alex Humprey) upsets Floss when he presumes Floss doesn't have a mum, so Floss pushes him in retaliation. Floss brings Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) on a visit to Doug and Nerys' house. After making play dough, Nerys goes to clean Floss' hand, she decides to remove the nail varnish, but Floss knocks the flour on the floor and she then throws all the other play dough ingredients out of the dishes. Floss decides that she doesn't want to be adopted by Doug and Nerys.
Nerys 14 March 2014 Lucy Speed Nerys and her husband, Doug (Michael Hodgson), are potential adoptive parents for Floss (Sarah Rayson). Floss believes she will continue living at The Dumping Ground, but Harry (Philip Graham Scott) tells Floss what adoption really means. When Floss goes to the park with Nerys, Doug and May-Li (Stacy Liu), a boy named Jesse (Alex Humprey) upsets Floss when he presumes Floss doesn't have a mum, so Floss pushes him in retaliation and Nerys tells Floss off. Floss brings Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) on a visit to Nerys and Doug's house. After making play dough, Nerys goes to clean Floss' hand, she decides to remove the nail varnish, but Floss knocks the flour on the floor and she then throws all the other play dough ingredients out of the dishes. Floss decides that she doesn't want to be adopted by Nerys and Doug.
Neil 14 March 2014 John Bowley Neil is the boyfriend of Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman). Carmen breaks up with Neil after their date.
Jesse's Mum 14 March 2014 Claire Sundin When Floss (Sarah Rayson) goes to the park with Nerys (Lucy Speed), Doug (Michael Hodgson) and May-Li (Stacy Liu), Jesse (Alex Humprey) upsets Floss when he presumes Floss doesn't have a mum, so Floss pushes Jesse in retaliation.
Jesse 14 March 2014 Alex Humprey When Floss (Sarah Rayson) goes to the park with Nerys (Lucy Speed), Doug (Michael Hodgson) and May-Li (Stacy Liu), Jesse upsets Floss when he presumes Floss doesn't have a mum, so Floss pushes Jesse in retaliation.
Hope 21 March 2014-13 March 2015 Lucy Briggs (2014)
Holly and Paige Robinson (2015)
Hope is the daughter of Keith (Neil Morrissey) and Lucy (Sally Rogers) as well as the younger half-sister of Johnny (Joe Maw) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce). Feeling that Hope isn't safe with Lucy, Tee takes Hope whilst Lucy is distracted and takes her to The Dumping Ground before pretending to Mike (Connor Byrne) she is an abandoned child. A frantic Lucy turns up at The Dumping Ground to collect Hope and Mike realises that Hope is Johnny and Tee's sister.
Sian 28 March 2014 Gabrielle Glaister Sian is a council representative. When Frank (Chris Slater) is sacked from his job after a short period of time, he goes to apologise to Sian and asks if she can get Faith (Leanne Dunstan) her job back, but she refuses. Harry (Philip Graham Scott) and Floss (Sarah Rayson) go to the town hall with Frank to invite Sian to The Dumping Ground for lunch, but she declines, even when they mention that Mike (Connor Byrne) will be there. Sian comes to lunch and Mike asks Sian to go for dinner with him and Sian accepts.
Manager 28 March 2014 John Sumner The manager of a leisure centre, where Frank (Chris Slater) gets a job and where Faith (Leanne Dunstan) does her work placement. When Frank spots Liam (Richard Wisker), Frank starts physically attacking Liam and Faith tries to stop Frank. Frank and Faith are both sacked by the manager.
Police Officer (The Dumping Ground, series 3 episode 1) 16 January 2015 Amer Nazir At the end of a fostering information day, guests find out that their purses and wallets have been taken. The police officer questions who had access to them and if anyone left early. Stephanie (Charlie Brooks) accuses Sally (Diveen Henry). Johnny (Joe Maw) is questioned by the police officer when a wallet is found in the bathroom in his room, handed in by Bailey (Kasey McKellar).
Stephanie Branston 16 January 2015 Charlie Brooks Stephanie and footballer husband, Matt (Stuart Manning), attend the fostering information day. Bailey (Kasey McKellar) and Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) both try and impress Stephanie and Matt so that they will foster either of them. Bailey confronts Stephanie and Matt about them being accused of racism, so Bailey suggests if they foster him, it will prove to people they are not racist. When the bath is over filled, the ceiling leaks and comes through, soaking Stephanie, Matt and Carmen and when Stephanie calls the kids rejects, Carmen realises that she doesn't want to be fostered by Stephanie and Matt. When the guests are about to leave, they find that their purses and wallets have been taken and Stephanie believes Sally (Diveeen Henry) is responsible.
Matt Branston 16 January 2015 Stuart Manning Matt and his wife, Stephanie (Charlie Brooks), attend the fostering information day. Bailey (Kasey McKellar) and Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) both try and impress Matt and Stephanie so that they will foster either of them. Bailey confronts Matt and Stephanie about them being accused of racism, so Bailey suggests if they foster him, it will prove to people they are not racist.
Mr Gordon 16 January 2015 Grant Burgin Mr Gordon attends the fostering information with his wife, Mrs Gordon (Grant Burgin) and daughter, Maude (Kiki Truman-Brooks). He and his wife take to Harry (Philip Graham Scott) and they decide they want Harry to have a home visit. When the wallets and purses are taken, suspects include Tyler's (Miles Butler-Houghton) mum, Sally (Diveen Henry) and Johnny (Joe Maw). New boy Ryan (Lewis Hamilton) works out Maude was responsible and Maude owns up and apologises to her parents. Mike tells the Gordon's that it may not be the right time for fostering.
Mrs Gordon 16 January 2015 Tonya French Mrs Gordon attends the fostering information with her husband, Mr Gordon (Grant Burgin) and daughter, Maude (Kiki Truman-Brooks). She and her husband take to Harry (Philip Graham Scott) and they decide they want Harry to have a home visit. When the wallets and purses are taken, suspects include Tyler's (Miles Butler-Houghton) mum, Sally (Diveen Henry) and Johnny (Joe Maw). New boy Ryan (Lewis Hamilton) works out Maude was responsible and Maude owns up and apologises to her parents. Mike tells the Gordon's that it may not be the right time for fostering.
Mrs Underwood 16 January 2015 Martina Laird Mrs Underwood attends the fostering information day and she meets Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton). Tyler tells Mrs Underwood that he can't get fostered as he has promised his mother, Sally (Diveen Henry). Mrs Underwood and Tyler later scare Mike (Connor Byrne) and Mrs Underwood mentions to Tyler that if he did get fostered, it wouldn't change the contact he would have with his mum. When Tyler wonders if his mum cares, Mrs Underwood comforts Tyler, which is witnessed and hurts Sally, who arrives at that moment.
Maude Gordon 16 January 2015 Kiki Brooks-Truman Maude attends the fostering information day with her parents and her parents take to Harry (Philip Graham Scott). When the wallets and purses are taken, suspects include Tyler's (Miles Butler-Houghton) mum, Sally (Diveen Henry) and Johnny (Joe Maw). New boy Ryan (Lewis Hamilton) works out Maude was responsible and Maude owns up and apologises to her parents.
Mal 30 January 2015 Dai Bradley Mal is a homeless man, who Bailey (Kasey McKellar) argues with. Bailey demand for his football back, but when Mal refuses, Bailey pushes him to the ground before taking his ball and running off. Bailey finds out that Mal died and takes on the responsibility of his dog, Mischief (Sage).
Clive 30 January 2015 Avin Shah Clive is a homeless man. When Mal (Dai Bradley) dies, Clive asks Bailey (Kasey McKellar) if he wants Mal's dog, Mischief (Sage). When Mischief needs an operation, the kids sell soup to raise money for his operation and Clive gives them money, which was given by those who passed by.
Roscoe Hayden 6 February 2015 Simeon Zack Roscoe is an artist friend of Kazima (Akuc Bol) and Kazima takes Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) to meet him to get inspiration for her art. Roscoe encourages Tee to help him do street art before showing Tee the rest of his art. Roscoe tells Tee about his family and how his mum suddenly left and that he is estranged from his dad. Roscoe and Tee then do some more art on a car park wall, but a secutity guard (Christopher Connel) catches them, but Roscoe legs it. Tee returns to the car park, asking for Roscoe's dad to contact him.
Security Guard 6 February 2015 Christopher Connel Roscoe (Simeon Zack) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) paint on a car park wall and the security guard catches them, but Roscoe legs it and he manages to stop Tee. He notices how young she is and lets her off.
Police Officer (The Dumping Ground, series 3 episode 6 13 February 2015 Sarah Lewis Obuba Ryan (Lewis Hamilton) and Tyler (Miles Butler-Hughton) stage a burgalry to get a new computer and so Tyler can buy magic tricks. The police officer asks Mike (Connor Byrne) and May-Li (Stacy Liu) where the kids were and the police officer has to speak to Floss (Sarah Rayson) as she was the only one not with May-Li.
Dave (The Dumping Ground) 13 February 2015 Geff Francis Dave (The Dumping Ground Ryan (Lewis Hamilton) and Tyler (Miles Butler-Hughton) stage a burgalry to get a new computer. They sell the computer to Dave and when Jody (Kia Pegg) finds out what Tyler and Ryan did, she takes them to the shop to get it back. They sit on the floor and refuse to move as protest when Dave won't give it back. They soon get the computer.
Adam Aycliffe 13 February 2015-6 March 2015 Ray Emmet Brown Adam is the father of Claire (Isabelle Burrows-Brown) and the foster father of Harry (Philip Graham Scott) and Finn (Ruben Reuter). A text is sent to Ryan's (Lewis Hamilton) saying "HELP!" and Ryan goes to Harry's foster home and Ryan notices Harry and Finn don't look excited about going out with Adam for their birthday. Ryan sneaks Finn and Harry out, running away with them to go back to The Dumping Ground, however, Adam catches them up in his car. Whilst Adam orders Harry and Finn back in the car, Ryan takes his car keys and chucks them into the field. When they get to The Dumping Ground, Harry pleads with Mike (Connor Byrne) not to go back after encouragement from Ryan to speak up and Adam admits to Mike that he was in financial trouble and kept fostering to get money.
Sylvie 20 February 2015 Indra Ove Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) goes for an audition to present online videos. Carmen was recently given glasses, but she tries to read the auto cue without glasses and Sylvie isn't impressed with her audition. Carmen then wears her glasses and Sylvie changes her mind about Carmen. Sylvie decides to film Carmen's recall at the Dumping Ground with Dallas Campbell that afternoon.
Dallas Campbell 20 February 2015 Himself Dallas Campbell goes to The Dumping Ground with Syvie to film Carmen's (Amy-Leigh Hickman) recall.
Maz 27 February 2015 Natifa Mai When Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) and Kazima (Akuc Bol) attend a fun day whilst the others go to a theme park, it turns out to be boring, so they decide to go home. Unknown to them, money was put in Kazima's bag by Max (Frankie Wilson). Max and Maz follow Tee home and break into The Dumping Ground. Tee and Kazima realise that they put money in Kazima's bag, but due to the large amount of money, they refuse to hand it back and try to scare Maz and Max out of The Dumping Ground. Max ends up getting locked in the attic whilst Maz is tricked into going in the kitchen before a net dropping on her and being tied up by Tee and Kazima. They are then arrested by the police.
Max 27 February 2015 Frankie Wilson When Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) and Kazima (Akuc Bol) attend an fun day whilst the others go to a theme park, it turns out to be boring, so they decide to go home. Unknown to them, money was put in Kazima's bag by Max. Max and Maz (Natifa Mai) follow Tee home and break into The Dumping Ground. Tee and Kazima realise that they put money in Kazima's bag, but due to the large amount of money, they refuse to hand it back and try to scare Maz and Max out of The Dumping Ground. Max ends up getting locked in the attic whilst Maz is tricked into going in the kitchen before a net dropping on her and being tied up by Tee and Kazima. They are then arrested by the police.
Claire Aycliffe 6 March 2015 Isabelle Burrows-Brown Claire is the daughter of Adam (Ray Emmet Brown) and the foster sister of Harry (Philip Graham Scott) and Finn (Ruben Reuter).
Keith 27 February 2015 Neil Morrissey Keith is the boyfriend of Lucy (Sally Rogers), father of Hope (Holly & Paige Robinson) and the stepfather of Johnny (Joe Maw) and Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce). Johnny spots Keith in a park and rushes to tell his mum, but he and Tee are shocked to learn that she knows and that he has been seeing Hope. When Johnny goes to see his mum, Keith answers the door and Lucy arrives home shortly after. Keith pretends to be friendly toward Johnny, inviting him in, but when Lucy goes in, Keith is horrid to Johnny. Johnny later follows Keith to the park and when Johnny notices Keith handing something to a group of youths, he suspects he is drug dealing and photographs him, but Keith spots him. Keith visits The Dumping Ground and complains to Mike (Connor Byrne) about Johnny, accusing him of harassment. When Johnny shows his mum the photos, Lucy thinks it is drug dealing, but Keith shows him some drug counselling cards he has been handing out. Keith threatens to phone the police, but Lucy talks him out of it and Lucy agrees to let Keith stay so he can get to know Hope. On the day he is due to leave for the Army, Johnny goes to see his mum, but he finds her with a massive bruise on her face. Johnny gets his mum out of the house and confronts Keith.
Murphy Bellman 13 October 2015-2 March 2016 Thomas and Oliver Waldram (2015)
Fred Montgomery Scott (2016)
Murphy is the younger brother of Sasha (Annabelle Davis) and Dexter (Alexander Aze). After catching Dexter trying to shoplift, Sasha goes home and Murphy is all alone.
Kelly Bellman 13 October 2015-20 January 2017 Sandy Foster Kelly is the mother of Sasha (Annabelle Davis), Dexter (Alexander Aze) and Murphy (Thomas and Oliver Waldram, Fred Montgomery Scott). After catching Dexter trying to shoplift, Sasha goes home and Murphy is all alone. When Kelly returns home, she tells Sasha that she has had a call from a social worker about her running off, but won't tell. Sasha tells her mum that she caught Dexter trying to shoplift some nappies and that she needs to be there for her brothers. When Kelly hints on about being skint, Sasha tells her that she can't help her anymore. When Sasha comes home after going to the park with Dexter and his friend, Kelly tells Sasha she is managing with Dexter and Murphy, but having her back would be a risk. Sasha is delighted when Kelly announces she is pregnant with her new partner's daughter, but is left upset when Kelly says it wouldn't work with Sasha living at home. Kelly's daughter is born with dwarfism, like Sasha. When Sasha finds out her stepbrother, Roddy (Alfie Browne-Sykes), is involving Dexter in burgalries, she finds Dexter in a building with stolen things and that Kelly is involved.
H&S Inspector 13 October 2015 Shameem Ahmed A health and safety inspector, who arrives at The Dumping Ground to carry out a routine inspection. The kids mistake her for the trampoline assessor and accidentally inform her of Finn's (Ruben Reuter) injury on an old trampoline. Dexter (Alexander Aze) throws rubbish over the health and safety inspector's car in order to be taken into care, but his family are given the support of Social Services.
Trampoline Assessor 13 October 2015 Angela Murray After Finn (Ruben Reuter) injures himself on a trampoline, Toni (Nelly Currant), Billie (Gwen Currant), Finn, Mo (Reece Buttery) and Floss (Sarah Rayson) decide to enter a competition to win a trampoline. In order to win the trampoline, they decide to pretend Billie is an outstanding at trampolining. She arrives at The Dumping Ground to assess Billie, but Mike (Connor Byrne) apologises to her for the kids making up what they said.
Abi 20 October 2015 Kemi-Bo Jacobs Abi is Bailey's (Kasey McKellar) reviewing officer. Bailey is promised football tickets by Abi if he passes his review and fearing he will fail, Bailey tampers with May-Li (Stacy Liu) paperwork on him, but she catches him. In her meeting to discuss Bailey's progress at The Dumping Ground, Abi is impressed with Bailey's commitment to Mischief (Sage). May-Li stops Abi giving Bailey the football tickets by reporting the incident prior to the meeting and Bailey storms out. Bailey takes the tickets from Abi's bag when she leaves it unsupervised, but Abi later notices and reports it to Mike (Connor Byrne). Knowing Bailey would've taken the tickets, Jody (Kia Pegg) tracks Bailey down at the coach station and Bailey returns the tickets to Abi, telling her he doesn't want any more bribes to behave. Abi volunteers Bailey to work at the local dog pound.
Laces 27 October 2015 Quinton Nyirenda After Ryan (Lewis Hamilton) deletes a text from Johnny (Joe Maw) to Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) cancelling his visit, Tee is annoyed when no one believes her. She and Sasha (Annabelle Davis) go to Ryan's former care home and encounter Laces, so Tee asks if he knows Ryan. Laces explains to Tee and Sasha how Ryan use to rob the other kids birthday presents on their birthday. Planning to expose Ryan for who he really is and knowing Ryan, who didn't celebrate his own birthday as he hates birthdays, Tee plans a birthday party for Ryan. After Ryan apologises to Tee and is OK with the party, Tee decides she cannot go through with the plan and tells Laces to go. Laces refuses and interrupts Ryan's party, telling everyone the truth about Ryan.
David 3 November 2015 Simon Rouse David is the grandfather of Mo (Reece Buttery), although Mo believes his grandparents are his parents. Mo finds out that David's son, Peter (Colin Young) and Caroline (Donna Lavin) are his parents at the hospital when David is rushed to hospital after a heart attack. Mo is upset about finding out and is angry at Mike (Connor Byrne) for keeping it from him. Mo visits David at the hospital when he is awake and Mo reveals to David that he knows Caroline and Peter are his parents. David explains the reasons why he had Mo removed from his parents, which is that he found Mo left alone in Peter and Caroline's flat at 18 months old. Mo thinks that David is embarrassed by Peter and Caroline as they have Cerebral Palsy and Mo decides he wants to get to know Caroline and Peter, but David tells Mo that they can't look after him. At the hospital, Mo decides to fix things between David, Peter and Caroline by bringing them together and get them to talk. When they refuse, Mo gives them the ultimatum that if they don't talk and work things out, then he doesn't want them to see him in his school play. On the night of Mo's school play, David turns up and Mo is disappointed when he thinks his parents aren't going to show up, however, Peter and Caroline arrive and Mo arranges for them to watch the play from backstage.
Caroline 3 November 2015 Donna Lavin Caroline is the mother of Mo (Reece Buttery), although Mo believes his grandfather David (Simon Rouse) and grandmother are his parents. Mo finds out that Caroline and Peter (Colin Young) are his parents at the hospital when David is rushed to hospital after a heart attack. Mo is upset about finding out and is angry at Mike (Connor Byrne) for keeping it from him. Caroline and Peter visit Mo at The Dumping Ground, where they explain to Mo that they didn't have a choice about giving him up as David phoned the Social Services as David thought they couldn't cope and that his grandparents then adopted him. Mo ends up snapping at Caroline and Peter when they tell Mo that David wasn't very nice. Mo visits his parents and he realises he has a lot in common with Caroline and Peter. On another visit to his parents, things go well for Mo until his dad accidentally burns himself with a hot dish. At the hospital, Mo decides to fix things between David, Peter and Caroline by bringing them together and get them to talk. When they refuse, Mo gives them the ultimatum that if they don't talk and work things out, then he doesn't want them to see him in his school play. On the night of Mo's school play, David turns up and Mo is disappointed when he thinks his parents aren't going to show up, however, Peter and Caroline arrive and Mo arranges for them to watch the play from backstage.
Peter (The Dumping Ground, series 3) 3 November 2015 Colin Young Peter is the father of Mo (Reece Buttery), although Mo believes his grandfather David (Simon Rouse) and grandmother are his parents. Mo finds out Peter and Caroline (Donna Lavin) are his parents at the hospital when David is rushed to hospital after a heart attack. Mo is upset about finding out and is angry at Mike (Connor Byrne) for keeping it from him. Peter and Caroline visit Mo at The Dumping Ground, where they explain to Mo that they didn't have a choice about giving him up as David phoned the Social Services as David thought they couldn't cope and that his grandparents then adopted him. Mo ends up snapping at Peter and Caroline when they tell Mo that David wasn't very nice. Mo visits his parents and he realises he has a lot in common with Peter and Caroline. On another visit to his parents, things go well for Mo until his dad accidentally burns himself with a hot dish. At the hospital, Mo decides to fix things between David, Peter and Caroline by bringing them together and get them to talk. When they refuse, Mo gives them the ultimatum that if they don't talk and work things out, then he doesn't want them to see him in his school play. On the night of Mo's school play, David turns up and Mo is disappointed when he thinks his parents aren't going to show up, however, Peter and Caroline arrive and Mo arranges for them to watch the play from backstage.
Chanelle 10 November 2015 Imogen Faires Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton) runs into a magic shop, owned by Chanelle's dad Andy (Ashley Artus), when Tyler is chased by a group of boys. Chanelle gives Tyler some magic tricks for free. Tyler later thanks Chanelle with flowers and chocolates, but leaves the gifts with Andy, however, he throws them away. Chanelle thanks Tyler for his gifts after she found them and she helps Tyler construct his magic crate to help him with his disappearing trick. When they test it out, Tyler takes his stress out on Chanelle when the crate won't work and she leaves. Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Jody (Kia Pegg) go to the magic shop to see Chanelle after a text was sent on Chanelle's phone to Tyler saying that she hates him, so Jody distracts Andy. When Tyler is going to perform his magic show, Chanelle breaks the news to Tyler that she is moving to Ireland as her dad sold the shop, which is the reason her dad didn't want them to be together and Tyler is devastated. However, Tyler and Chanelle go through with the show and Chanelle takes part in the disappearing trick.
Andy 10 November 2015 Ashley Artus Andy is the father of Chanelle (Imogen Faires). After Chanelle helps Tyler (Miles Butler-Houghton), he goes to thank Chanelle with flowers and chocolates. Andy takes a message for Chanelle and Tyler leaves the gifts with Andy, but he throws them away. Andy visits The Dumping Ground to tell Mike (Connor Byrne) that he feels Tyler is taking advantage of Chanelle and that Chanelle is in a rough place after her mum passing away. Mike promises to keep an eye on things Chanelle and Tyler, but Andy isn't satisfied. Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Jody (Kia Pegg) go to the magic shop to see Chanelle after a text was sent on Chanelle's phone to Tyler saying that she hates him, so Jody distracts Andy.
Plumber/Fireman 17 November 2015 Sam Cassidy When Carmen Howle (Amy-Leigh Hickman) accidentally flushes May-Li's (Stacy Liu) necklace down the toilet, she thinks about what she should do. When Carmen pretends that the necklace was stolen, Mo (Reece Buttery) goes to use the toilet, but it's blocked, so Mike (Connor Byrne) tries to unblock it, however, his hand gets stuck. The fireman is called to get Mike out. When Carmen gets Kazima (Akuc Bol) to help her get the necklace, the toilet ends up flooding the bathroom, so they call the plumber to mend the toilet and Carmen can only offered to pay £30, which the plumber accepts.
PoPo 1 December 2015 Pik-Sen Lim PoPo is May-Li's (Stacy Liu) grandmother. She turns up unannounced at The Dumping Ground, where May-Li isn't too pleased to see her, to ask May-Li to take over the family business. She impresses the kids with her kung-fu and May-Li agrees thar PoPo can teach the kids some. Jody (Kia Pegg) is torn about sending her mother a birthday card, so PoPo suggests she writes her feelings into a letter, but don't send it. PoPo makes it clear to May-Li that she still doesn't accept her family as May-Li's partner is a woman and her children aren't biologically hers. May-Li decides to stay on at The Dumping Ground, but gives PoPo the chance to meet her children. Later, May-Li receives a family heirloom from PoPo, a diary from her great-great-grandfather.
Jasna 8 December 2015 Dolya Gavanski Following her age assessment test, Jasna informs Kazima (Akuc Bol) that they have determined her birth year as 1997 and that she is 18. Jasna tells Mike (Connor Byrne) that they have to move Kazima as they can't let her live with underage children due to child protection. Jasna visits again to tell Kazima that the directions for her deportation have been issued and she will have to move to an adult hostel. Kazima runs away to prevent her deportation and Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) tells Jasna, Mike and May-Li (Stacy Liu) that she has no idea where Kazima is. When Kazima is reunited with her father, Hakim (Richard Pepple), Jasna interviews him and realises he has been living in the UK illegally and advises him to apply for asylum. She is of Bosnian descent.
News Reporter 8 December 2015 Nisha Joshi Following Kazima's age assessment, where her age has been determined as 18, Carmem (Amy-Leigh Hickman) contacts Dallas Campbell, who arranges for someone to film Kazima's appeal. The News Reporter asks Kazima to describe her story.
Hakim Tako 8 December 2015 Richard Pepple Hakim is the father of Kazima (Akuc Bol), who tracks Kazima down after her deportation appeal on TV. Jasna (Dolya Gavanski) interviews him at The Dumping Ground and she realised he has been living in the UK illegally. Hakim is advised by Jasna to apply for asylum. Hakim and Kazima are shown a message on the laptop by Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) by someone who may know Hakim's son and Kazima's brother in Kenya. Hakim decides to go to Kenya, leaving Kazima at The Dumping Ground as it is dangerous.
Briony 29 January 2016 Tiana Benjamin Alison is a woman, who after spotting Bailey (Kasey McKellar) at a football match, turns up at The Dumping Ground, claiming to be his mum. Jody (Kia Pegg) and Tyler (Miles Butler-Hughton) spot Alison outside a cocktail bar working, despite her saying she worked with old people. Jody and Tyler confront Alison when she meets up with Bailey at a cafe and Alison says she worked in the bar, but lost her job and home the previous day. Believing he will make the youth squad, Bailey arranges to rent a flat for him and Alison, however, Bailey doesn't make the squad but lies that he did. Alison tells Bailey she found out about the flat after being contacted by the estate agents as he is too young to sign rental agreements. The truth about Bailey being dropped from the academy soon emerges and he apologises to Alison. Alison flees from The Dumping Ground, but Bailey and Jimmy (Mark Theodore) track her down, but Bailey finds out Alison is actually called Briony and a friend of his mum's. Bailey and Mike track her down at the bus station and Bailey takes back the jewels and Alison insults Bailey.
Rowena 29 January 2016 Alison Hammond Rowena and her colleague, Lizzie (Kate Copeland), are OFSTED inspectors, who turn up unannounced at The Dumping Ground. Rowena and Lizzie ask to see various documents and Rowena points out some health and safety issues before getting Floss (Sarah Rayson) and Sasha (Annabelle Davis) to show them around. Rowena, Lizzie, Floss and Sasha encounter Alison (Tiana Benjamin), a woman claiming to be Bailey's (Kasey McKellar) mum. Rowena confronts Mike (Connor Byrne) about the situation and Mike assures her that situations are normally dealt with. Rowena asks to see their safeguarding procedure and incident book. The following day, Rowena and Lizzie return and speak to the kids, however, they agree to stay silent. Meanwhile, Rowena witnesses how a situation between Bailey and his dad, Jimmy (Mark Theodore) is dealt with. The kids later put on the play, impressing Rowena and Lizzie.
Lizzie 29 January 2016 Kate Copeland Lizzie and her colleague, Rowena (Alison Hammond) are OFSTED inspectors, who turn up unannounced at The Dumping Ground. Lizzie and Rowena ask to see various documents before getting Floss (Sarah Rayson) and Sasha (Annabelle Davis) to show them around. Lizzie, Rowena, Floss and Sasha encounter Alison (Tiana Benjamin), a woman claiming to be Bailey's (Kasey McKellar) mum. Whilst with the kids, it turns out Lizzie is allergic to dogs and Floss impresses Lizzie by saying she likes Shakespeare. The kids then are forced to rehearse a Shakespeare play, A Winter's Tale, for the inspectors. The following day, Lizzie and Rowena return and speak to the kids in groups, however, they agree to stay silent. The kids later put on the play, impressing Lizzie and Rowena.
Mr Twigg 29 January 2016 Abas Eijanabi When a bear costume is ruined for their play by Mischief (Sage), Harry (Philip Graham Scott) and Finn (Ruben Reuter) visit Mr Twigg at his shut down restaurant with May-Li (Stacy Liu). They take the bear to borrow, but when the kids find a bag of jewels hidden, they move the bear upstairs and Kazima (Akuc Bol) hides the jewels. Later, Mr Twigg visits and tells them that he has been repossessed and the bear is valuable and one of the items the bailiffs had listed. The kids decide to give the jewels to Mr Twigg, but find them stolen and it turns out Alison (Tiana Benjamin) took them.
Zach 12 February 2016 Jordan Bolger Zach is a boy, who Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) runs into at the park. Zach sends Tee a text, apologising and asking to make it up. Sasha (Annabelle Davis) sends a text to Zach and Tee meets Zach at a cafe, with Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Sasha watching them. Tee plays Squash with Zach, but arrives home after injuring her knee and Zach offers Carmen a game of squash to get her into shape. Offended by his comments, Tee, Carmen and Sasha chase him out of The Dumping Ground
Allen 12 February 2016 Ryan Wilkinson Mo (Reece Buttery) is convinced there are aliens in the neighbourhood and when the other kids take the mick, Mo is determined to prove them wrong. In the park, he encounters Allen and the following time in the park, he witnesses Allen being teased by a group of boys. Mo takes Allen back to The Dumping Ground, believing he is an alien and when Allen notices Mo's alien radio equipment, he is impressed and offers to improve it to get a better signal so he can call home. Mo and Bailey (Kasey McKellar) smuggle Allen into The Dumping Ground and they start to improve the equipment. They are interrupted by Mike (Connor Byrne) and Allen explains things to Mike and May-Li (Stacy Liu). The following day after completing the equipment, Allen finds it smashed and Mo admits he did it. Mo and Bailey track Allen down at home and Mo apologises for believing he was an alien. After fixing the equipment, Allen gets hold of his dad, who is working long distance and after talking with Mo, Allen's dad invites Allen and his mum to live with him.
Alex 26 February 2016 Phil Rowson When Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) goes to college for an interview, Alex is the tutor who shows her and a group of students around. During her interview, Alex asks Tee about how she finds growing up in care. Tee messes up on a question in her interview and ends up walking out. Later, Alex tells Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) they wanted to offer Tee a place on the Arts Foundation course.
Drama Tutor 26 February 2016 Hetty Baynes Russell When Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) accompanies Tee to college for an interview, Carmen ends up in the Drama studio and impresses the Drama Tutor. Carmen is offered a place on the Drama course.
Tommo 4 March 2016 Melique Thompson-Dwyer Tommo is an old friend of Sasha (Annabelle Davis) and she tells him she is now in care. Tommo meets Sasha outside The Dumping Ground and tells her they can live together with his brother. He leads her to a house to break into. Sasha goes through a dog flap and goes to let Tommo in at the front, but she is caught by Peter (Ian Kershaw), a man who lives there and Tommo legs it. Later, Sasha is annoyed with Tommo for leaving her, but he convinces Sasha to live with his brother with him. Sasha agrees, but she learns that Tommo and her would have to shoplift and she stays way The Dumping Ground.
Peter (The Dumping Ground, series 4) 4 March 2016 Ian Kershaw When Sasha (Annabelle Davis) breaks into a house, Peter catches her.
Phoebe 25 March 2016 Tanya Vital Phoebe is 1 of the 3 temporary care workers to cover for Mike (Connor Byrne). The kids ask her questions on what makes her better than Mike. She leaves when an argument breaks out after it emerges Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) reported Mike to the police.
Mary 25 March 2016 Liz Crawther Mary is 1 of the 3 temporary careworkers covering for Mike (Connor Byrne). She explains her husband died the previous year and that she was a foster carer. Mary cooks dinner, but she leaves when she realises how much the kids miss and love Mike.
Kerr 25 March 2016 Matt Kennard Kerr is 1 of the three temporary careworkers covering for Mike (Connor Byrne). He gets the kids to participate in a treasure hunt, but he makes fun of Bailey (Kasey McKellar) spelling. The kids tell him Bailey is dyslexic, but he believes Bailey is lazy.
Chair Person 25 March 2016 Judith Alexander The chair person who holds Mike's (Connor Byrne) discipline hearing. The kids burst in the meeting with Carmen's (Amy-Leigh Hickman) file and after pleading with them, Mike is given his job back.
Lou 30 September 2016-7 October 2016 Warwick Davis Lou and his wife Ange (Francesca Papagn) are potential adoptive parents for Sasha (Annabelle Davis). On a trip to the seaside, it becomes clear Sasha is not ready to give up on her family and Sasha plants goods from a souvenir shop in Ange's bag. Sasha thinks Harry (Philip Graham Scott) would be ideal for Lou and Ange and Harry agrees to get to know them.
Ange 30 September 2016-7 October 2016 Francesca Papagno Ange and her husband Lou (Warwick Davis) are potential adoptive parents for Sasha (Annabelle Davis). On a trip to the seaside, it becomes clear Sasha is not ready to give up on her ramily and Sasha plants goods from a souvenir shop in Ange's bag. Sasha thinks Harry (Philip Graham Scott) would be ideal for Lou and Ange and Harry agrees to get to know them.
Doris 7 October 2016 Sheila Hancock Doris is an old woman, who turns up in Carmen's (Amy-Leigh Hickman salon unexpectedly. When she leaves, Carmen goes after her and Doris takes Carmen to her house. Carmen is stunned with Doris' house and dress collection and Doris allows Carmen to try a dress on. Doris is surprised Carmen is in care and Carmen is disgusted to learn Doris' son Felix (Don Gallagher) is moving her out of her home. When Felix visits Doris the next day, Carmen defends Doris and learns Doris is being moved to an old people's home. Doris visits Carmen with Felix and explains she has dementia. Doris is given Nigel the cat, who Floss (Sarah Rayson) is allergic to.
Felix 7 October 2016 Don Gallagher Carmen meets Felix's mother, Doris (Sheila Hancock) and she takes a disliking to Felix when Doris tells her that Felix is moving her out. When Felix visits Doris the next day, Carmen defends Doris and learns Doris is being moved to an old people's home. Doris visits Carmen with Felix and explains she has dementia.
Sammy Doyle 14 October 2016-28 October 2016 Roderick Gilkison Sammy is a boy who has to stay at The Dumping Ground for a while when his aunt is ill. He meets Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman) and Kazima (Akuc Bol), who tell him the rules. Sammy hears Jody's (Kia Pegg) baby stimulation doll, but ignores it as he follows the rules, but later informs Jody where it is.
Duncan Bannatyne 14 October 2016 Himself Duncan gives a speech to possible contenders for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition and Mo (Reece Buttery) gets Bailey (Kasey McKellar) to tell him about his business. Duncan presents the prize to a girl named Maya Young.
Hollie 14 October 2016 Leah Walker Hollie is a girl Bailey (Kasey McKellar) meets at the opening of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition. After helping Hollie out at the park, Hollie and Bailey decide to combine their business and go to London for a marketing workshop. Bailey reveals to Hollie he lives in a children's home and takes a lighthearted comment from Hollie seriously. Hollie visits Bailey and the pair collect references and Bailey is invited to dinner at Hollie's, where she gives him the money for London. Back at The Dumping Ground, Bailey is arrested when customers accuse him of stealing money, but Hollie confesses to taking it. Bailey chooses to have nothing more to do with Hollie.
Simon 14 October 2016 Chris Jack Simon is the father of Hollie (Leah Walker), who is impressed with Bailey (Kasey McKellar) when Hollie brings him to dinner. However, Simon takes a dislike to Bailey when he is accused of stealing money and arrested, however, Hollie confesses to stealing it.
Princess 14 October 2016 Guinness Princess is Hollie's (Leah Walker) pet dog. Princess and Mischief (Sage) take a liking to each other.
Iona 21 October 2016 Calita Rainford Iona is an artist Floss (Sarah Rayson) meets when she tries to raise money so the young people can go on their adventure trip. Floss and Finn (Ruben Reuter) takes Tee's (Mia McKenna-Bruce) to show Iona and try to persuade her to buy it. Iona refuses to and Floss tells lies about Finn in order to get her to change her mind. Iona contacts children's services about Floss, who contact Mike.
Aunt Peg 28 October 2016 Jane Holman Peg is the aunt of Sammy (Roderick Gilkison), who collects Sammy from The Dumping Ground.
Kara 4 November 2016 Isobel Steele Mo (Reece Buttery) meets Kara, who is selling cakes, and falls for her. Floss (Sarah Rayson) agrees to introduce Kara to Mo, but Mo upsets Kara when he spoils her cakes. Mo and Kara work together to bake a cake for Bailey's (Kasey McKellar) birthday, which ends up burnt when Mo turns the temperature up. Mo admits to Kara what he is truly like and the pair kiss.
Jim 26 November 2016 Samuel Holland Jim is from children's services overseeing Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce) and Carmen's (Amy-Leigh Hickman) move and he breaks the news to Tee that a housing policy reform means they won't be housed together. The young people occupy the office and won't move unless Jim does something, but are persuaded by Tee and Carmen to give up. Tee and Carmen are overjoyed when Jim has managed to house them together.
Rosie 2 December 2016 Zoe Iqbal Kingsley (David Avery) introduces Rosie as his girlfriend to his sister, Jody (Kia Pegg) and Jody lets them sell Mike's carriage clock when Kingsley owes money to a gang. Jody is trapped in a fire at Kingsley's flat and Kingsley runs off when he finds out. Zoe tells Jody that Kingsley left her in the fire.

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