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Who is Stacey Dooley – the journalist who has joined the Strictly 2018 line-up?

Stacey Dooley is the eighth Strictly Come Dancing contestant (PA)Presenter and journalist Stacey Dooley has been revealed as the seventh person to join this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line-up. Speaking on the BBC website she said ‘I’m looking forward to throwing myself completely into it all. ‘I wanna get super fit, nail the routines, and live my best life in all the fancy outfits!” Stacey first appeared on TV when she took part in the BBC documentary Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts which was released in 2008. The series saw a group of fashion-obsessed people travel to India to see how clothes were made for British retailers. Her popularity on the show led to her starting her own series on BBC called Stacey Dooley Investigates. The success saw her cover various topics including poor working conditions, child labour and sex slavery in developing countries.

Other documentaries that she has worked on include My Hometown Fanatics, Stacey Dooley in Cologne: The Blame Game and Young Sex For Sale In Japan. She has also presented a show on CBBC called Show Me What You’re Made Of which saw British children experience the life child factory workers from abroad. In 2015 she published her first book called On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back where she talks about the various women that she has met during her time travelling and producing various documentaries. As part of the Queen’s 2018 birthday honours, Stacey Dooley was awarded an MBE for her services to broadcasting.

Stacey joins the current line up of  Katie Piper, Faye Tozer, Danny John-Jules, Joe Sugg, Vick Hope, Graeme Swann and Dr Ranj Singh, with more being announced soon.

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Emma Jones
Emma Jones is an entertainment journalist for UKCelebrityNews and other magazines. The author or coauthor of ten books, Emma has sold several million copies since 2006. She worked for eleven years as a writer and editor at the national news biweekly WORLD magazine.