Strictly Come Dancing is back! The BBC has revealed that Stacey Dooley will be stepping out on the dancefloor this year – get to know her a little better.
Revealed as a Strictly contestant: Stacey Dooley was confirmed as a Strictly 2018 contestant in an Instagram story on the show’s official account on Thursday, August 16.
🕵🏼♀️ Stacey Dooley's next investigation: who will be her #Strictly dance partner? All we know is that @StaceyDooley's joining our glittering 2018 line-up! https://t.co/h01xuApH44 pic.twitter.com/jDJVacuhna— BBC Strictly✨ (@bbcstrictly) August 16, 2018
Best known for: Stacey first became famous when she was a participant in a 2008 documentary called Blood, Sweat and T-shirts that saw a group of 20-somethings who loved to shop travel to India to see the shocking conditions under which cheap garments were made for the UK market.
Stacey stood out for her shock and interest in the labour laws, and was given her own BBC Three documentary series, Stacey Dooley Investigates.
Her programmes have lifted the lid on sweatshops, child soldiers and sex workers, and earned her an MBE for services to broadcasting.
The TV star’s other documentaries have included My Hometown Fanatics where she met Islamists and people from the English Defence League, and Coming Here Soon which saw her travel to Greece, Ireland and Japan to interview young people affected by the global financial crisis.
She said: “It’s happening! I’m taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this year and my mother is going to explode. 2018 has already been such an incredible year for me, I’ve done some amazing things and I’m excited to add ‘becoming a dancing GENIUS’ to the list!
“Typically, work for me is very serious and can be quite hardcore so I’m going to soak up the escapism and bathe in the sequins. See you on the dancefloor!”
Strictly partner: Kevin Clifton
Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One in September.
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