A beautiful moment for Tracy Beaker fans.
After last week’s announcement of the new series My Mum Tracey Beaker, viewers have been itching to see what these iconic characters have been up too.
From revisiting the iconic feuds to seeing the beautiful mother-daughter relationship between the titular character and Jess Beaker, the new series has been filled with moments that old and new fans can appreciate.
But one detail that has got viewers excited is the confirmation of Cam’s sexuality.
In the season finale, we are treated to Cam and her partner Mary getting married in a truly heartwarming scene.
Though this revelation may been a welcomed surprise for fans of the original series, author Jacquline Wilson revealed that she always intended for Cam to be a lesbian.
“Anybody reading between the lines in the early Tracey Beaker books [would see that] her foster mum Cam is to my mind cleary gay,” she revealed.
When the Tracy Beaker book series first hit shelves in the early 90s’ the UK was still under Section 28, which banned books from libraries that featured LGBTQ+ characters.
Cam’s unspoken sexuality didn’t last long however because in later books Wilson ended up giving the lovable character a girlfriend.
“In the older books, when Tracy is grown up and has a daughter of her own, Cam gets herself a very nice girlfriend. I thought it was time she had a bit of fun in her life too,” she stated.
Jacqueline Wilson, made headlines last year after coming out as gay ahead of the release of her latest book, Love Frankie, which is an LGBTQ love story.
Speaking to The Guardian about the book’s subject matter, Jacqueline said she put her “heart and soul” into the book, knowing “perfectly well that it would shine a little light on my own private life.”
Check out some of our favourite fan reaction tweets below!
NOT MY MUM TRACEY BEAKER GIVING US LESBIAN REP AM YELLING
— paige (@pxkerwithelIen) February 12, 2021
Not me skipping through my mum Tracey beaker just to see Cam and her girlfriend scenes 😂😂😭
— katie aka undercover cop 👮 (@katiebloom98) February 13, 2021
Watched “My mum Tracey Beaker” tonight and my jaw dropped when Tracey was wearing a suit.
AND THEN EVEN FURTHER WHEN CAM AND MARY GOT MARRIED! pic.twitter.com/4r8nBBoMAO
— ~Brooklyn~ (@UwUBrookie) February 12, 2021
— 🦋 (@michemiIy) February 12, 2021
— Alice (@alice2127) February 12, 2021
We’re crossing fingers for a season 2 and more Cam and Mary scenes!