Tracy Beaker actress Dani Harmer says cruel comments have left her anxious about social media.
As Tracy Beaker, Dani Harmer has played one of the most iconic roles in children’s TV for nearly two decades.
CBBC says her most recent three-part series, My Mum Tracy Beaker, has been its most successful programme launch ever.
But Dani says abusive online comments she’s received about her appearance has taken some of the shine off its success.
“It shouldn’t affect me but I’m a human being,” she tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.
Although she says the overwhelming majority of opinions have been positive, a small minority are “horrible” and are the ones she thinks about when she goes to bed.
“I am an actor and I’m used to criticism. But that doesn’t mean a random person can sit behind their keyboard and let me know that I’m fat.”