The BBC star is currently one of the favourites to win Strictly Come Dancing 2018 with her dance partner Kevin Clifton but how much do you really know about Stacey Dooley?
She was born on March 9 in 1987 and grew up in Luton, Bedfordshire. Before she donned her dancing shoes, Stacey has been a staple face of hard-hitting BBC documentaries for almost a decade. She landed her big break in television aged just 21, when she went from working at Luton Airport to being selected to star in the 2008 BBC Three documentary called Blood, Sweat and T-shirts.
The 31-year-old was also awarded an MBE this year for her services to broadcasting.
Stacey opened the Blackpool show in style
(Image: BBC / Guy Levy)
Stacey Dooley’s boyfriend and family
The BBC presenter had a strained relationship with her father with her mother Diane revealing they didn’t have a strong bond.
Yummy mummy Diane said: “There was never a bond between Stacey and her dad. The circumstances prevented it."
There has been a lot of questions around her boyfriend, Sam Tucknott. He is a personal trainer and the pair have been dating for over two years.
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Stacey Dooley’s career
It all began when her mum spotted an advert in the Daily Mirror.
She went on her first assignment to India before being offered Stacey Dooley Investigates for BBC Three. She has travelled to the Philippines to expose underage cyber sex and Cambodia to track down those involved in the Ecstasy Wars .
In August 2018, she was confirmed as a Strictly Come Dancing contestant and is now in the running to lift the glitterball in a few weeks. From a Doctor Who themed Tango to a powerful Paso Doble – the former waitress has been hit with overmarking theories but she is still one of the favourites to win.
Stacey scored her first 10 in week 10
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Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton
Stacey and her professional dance partner Kevin Clifton have been one of many couples who have been hit by romance rumours. From turning up to rehearsals in similar clothing , to Kevin teasing her about her dog on This Morning and even getting locked in the dance studio together .
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