STACEY Dooley has worked all over the world, filming documentaries and shining a light on under-reported issues. Here's what you need to know about the experienced journalist and Strictly 2018 winner... Who is Stacey Dooley and how old is she? Stacey Dooley was born and raised in Luton, Bedfordshire. The 31-year-old is best known for her TV roles, after her first ever telly job was on Blood, Sweat and T-shirts. As Dooley specialises in documentaries and investigations, she often jets across the world to work on different projects. Some of her recent work has taken her to Japan, Iraq and Canada. What is the Comic Relief race row involving Stacey? In February 2019 Stacey became embroiled in a row with Tottenham MP David Lammy after he told her she's perpetuating a harmful narrative with her Comic Relief charity work. The journalist sparked a backlash after sharing pictures of herself helping disadvantaged African children for a new documentary that focuses on malaria and … [Read more...] about Who is Stacey Dooley, what is the Comic Relief race row about and when was she on Strictly?
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STRICTLY'S Stacey Dooley calls her boyfriend 'useless' and moans he leaves their house a mess after reports relationship is under strain. The star - who won the 2018 series - opens up about her relationship with Sam Tucknott on tonight's The Russell Howard Hour. Discussing her job travelling the world to film documentaries for the BBC, Stacey said: "My boyfriend never goes with me, he would be useless. "I sort of get a bit annoyed when he’s not crying and sliding down the walls when I leave for these places. I’m like, ‘Are you not scared I’m never going to return? "Are you not scared you’re going to lose the love of your life?’ and he’s like, ‘You’ll be fine, you’ll be back in two weeks moaning about the state of the flat’. "And he’s right, that’s exactly what I do! I say to myself before I put the key in the door, ‘Don’t kick off about the state of the flat because it doesn’t … [Read more...] about Strictly’s Stacey Dooley calls boyfriend ‘useless’ and moans he leaves their house a mess after reports relationship is under strain
STRICTLY Come Dancing champion Stacey Dooley was mocked for being a “diva” by her new dance partner on the opening night of the tour. Aljaž Škorjanec joked the documentary-maker demanded yellow M&Ms be delivered to her dressing room as he brought up rumours about her backstage. Stacey, 31, was accused of being a “massive diva” by crew in the run-up to the BBC show final last year. The Sun exclusively revealed the BBC3 presenter ordered staff to go and buy her a new outfit ahead of a radio and press conference appearance - despite all the shops being closed. Stacey denied she had been acting up behind the scenes and went on to win the glitterball trophy with professional dance partner Kevin Clifton. Kevin was unavailable to do the tour this year, so has been replaced by Aljaž who took the opportunity to wind up Stacey after their first performance last night. But he couldn’t … [Read more...] about Stacey Dooley mocked for her ‘diva’ demands on Strictly Come Dancing tour
STACEY Dooley has won over the nation with her recent stint on Strictly Come Dancing. The lovable investigative journalist was crowned this year's winner of the BBC One dance show at the weekend - with her professional dance partner, Kevin Clifton, bursting into tears following their victory. However, life hasn't always been sequins and glitterballs for 31-year-old Stacey. The star, who was awarded an MBE earlier this year for her services to broadcasting, was born in Luton to working class mum Diane, who worked as a cleaner and in pubs to provide for Stacey. The journalist previously dubbed her mum her "hero", with her father walking out on the family when Stacey was just two and a half years old. Writing for the BBC, Stacey shared: "My mum, Di, is my absolute hero. She’s the most remarkable woman in my life. It was just me and her for a long time growing up. "She had me as a single mum, and moved with me down from Liverpool to Luton. We lived in a bedsit above a pet shop, but … [Read more...] about Stacey Dooley in her own words: Working-class hairdresser with drug-dealing boyfriend ‘lucky’ to find fame
SHE danced her way to victory on last night's final, but it seems the best is yet to come for Stacey Dooley as insiders have revealed that her win could catapult her career in 2019. The 31-year-old is best known as an investigative journalist on the BBC, where she has been undercover to look into a variety of different topics. However, insiders have told The Mirror that the presenter could become a mainstream star with her own show and are keen to keep her in the loop. They said: “Bosses are really impressed with the way she has been received by the public thanks to her down-to-earth, bubbly nature. “They know other broadcasters will have their eye on her so are keen to keep her at the Beeb. "They don’t want to lose her to a competitor – like what happened with Susanna Reid.” Just a few weeks ago The Sun Online revealed that there was speculation that Stacey was being groomed for greatness by the BBC. At just 31, she was already working for the BBC before … [Read more...] about Strictly’s Stacey Dooley set to land primetime TV shows after waltzing to first place