If anything's going to make you feel old today it's this: Dani Harmer, the actress who played the titular children's home resident in 'The Story of Tracy Beaker' from 2002 to 2005, has given birth to daughter named Avarie-Belle Betsy Brough with her partner Simon Brough.

Dani Harmer and Simon Brough Dani Harmer and Simon Brough at 'The Baby Show' in London

Time flies for child stars these days. Dani Harmer portrayed the mischievous Tracy Beaker in the CBBC series adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson's book 'The Story of Tracy Beaker' in the early noughties, and returned to the Dumping Ground at the age of 21 in 'Tracy Beaker Returns' as a carer for the new children in the home.

Now, at the age of 27, she has become a mother for the first time having announced her pregnancy at the start of the year. Avarie-Belle Betsy Brough was born at 5pm on Tuesday (June 28th 2016) according to Hello! magazine, weighing a healthy 6lbs 9oz.

More: See more pictures of Dani and Simon at 'The Baby Show'

'Mother and baby are doing well - the baby is beautiful like her mother!' Dani's mother Jill Harmer told the publication. If you are still unnerved at the idea that Dani Harmer is now 27 rather than 13, the actress is very aware that this may come as a shock to people. 'People still see me as a teenager', she said. 'I did the Rocky Horror Show a couple of years ago and some people were like, 'Hang on... Tracy Beaker's going to be in her underwear on stage?''

Plus, she already has an idea of how she'd like motherhood to be. 'I want to be a fun mum', she revealed. 'My mum was really fun and she was a friend as well as a mum. That's what I'd like to have with my child. I know I can tell my mum absolutely anything. I think if you can find the balance between respect and friendship, combining all those things into one, that would be perfect.'

Dani Harmer also starred in 'Dani's House' and the spin-off 'Dani's Castle'.