For one to be a successful media personality, they must have a love for words, be curious, and have an acute awareness of current happenings. These are some of the attributes that have made Stacey Dooley successful in the present-day media industry. She also has excellent communication skills, confidence, persistence and professionalism. She has accomplished a lot in her life so far.
Stacey Dooley, whose full name is Stacey Jaclyn Dooley, was born on the 7th of March 1987. She is 32 years old. Her birthplace is Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Her Zodiac sign is Pisces, and her nationality is English. Who is Stacey Dooley? Today, she is a journalist, media personality, documentary filmmaker, television presenter and author.
- Name: Stacey Jaclyn Dooley (commonly known as Stacey Dooley)
- Date of birth: 7th of March 1987
- Place of birth: Luton, Bedfordshire, England
- Zodiac sign: Pisces
- Nationality: English
- Height: 5 feet 1 inch
- Hair colour: Blonde
- Eye colour: Light brown
- Alma mater: Stopsley High School
- Profession: Journalist, media personality, documentary filmmaker, television presenter, author
Stacey Dooley family and education background
Stacey is yet to disclose much about her early life. However, she revealed that her biological father was from Ireland. Unfortunately, he left the family when the media personality was only two years old. She was raised in Luton, Bedfordshire, where she also went to school.
Stacey went to Stopsley High School. However, she dropped out of school when she was still a teenager. She found employment as an assistant at a shop. She sold perfumes at the Luton Airport-based shop. Later on, she was employed in a Bramingham-based hairdressing enterprise.
Height and body measurements
Stacey has a height of 5 feet 1 inch. She has a petite body. She has gorgeous blonde hair, and her eyes are light brown. Her body weight is not known.
Although Stacey Dooley had a rough start in life and even dropped out of school, she worked hard to become the successful media personality that the world knows today. She first came into the limelight in 2008 when she participated in the Blood, Sweat and T-shirts documentary series. Since then, many other Stacey Dooley documentaries have been aired. Her career timeline is as follows;
Blood, Sweat and T-shirts
In April 2008, Stacey was one of the people who were involved in the creation and development of Blood, Sweat and T-shirts, which was a documentary series. In Blood, Sweat and T-shirts, she illustrated the typical consumer who is obsessed with fashion. Instead of shopping, she and other five illustrators visited India where they went to the factories and workshops to witness how their clothes are manufactured.
This television documentary series was done in four episodes. In the first episode that was one hour long, the group worked for Shahi Enterprises, New Delhi, a company that manufactures high-end clothing for the United Kingdom. The daily pay was one pound fifty because they were unskilled employees.
In the second episode, which also lasted one hour, the illustrators lived and worked with other migrant tailors. They worked up to 15 hours each day on the sewing machines and made about 15p for each garment. They slept in the factory next to their sewing machines.
In the third episode, they joined many other poor migrant labourers in the Indian countryside to harvest cotton. The job was exhausting. In the final episode, the group worked in the Dharivi-based backstreet factories. They witnessed child labour and explored the feasible prevention measures for the problem. She also evaluated different ways of ending child labour in the country.
Stacey Dooley Investigates
In Blood, Sweat and T-shirts, Stacey’s role was impressive. She also showed a profound interest in labour regulations and laws, so she was commissioned as a presenter. In August 2009, Stacey Dooley Investigates began. The special show has been running since 2000 to date. Some of the most notable episodes so far are;
This was a two-part special which aired on BBC Three. The first episode, Kids for Sale, aired on the 1st of October 2009. The second one, Kids with Machetes, aired on the 8th of October 2009. She was a presenter in both episodes.
Child Labour Series 2
On the 7th of October 2010, Kids with Guns aired on BBC Three. This was a feature that was filmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on former child soldiers. The second episode, Sex Trafficking in Cambodia, was about sex trafficking and slavery. She presented the two episodes.
On the 8th of March 2011, Stacey presented Thailand: Tourism and the Truth, and later, Tourism and the Truth: Kenya on the 9th of June the same year. She explored how tourism affects employees in the two countries. Her main focus was the environmental changes, wages and corruption.
New Drug Frontiers
In August 2013, a three-part series with the title, New Drug Frontiers, aired. In the first episode, Cocaine Capital of the World, the media personality visited Peru to investigate why it is cocaine’s capital globally. She went to Lima where she met Brits who were incarcerated for smuggling the drug, and visited the countryside to see how the drug is produced.
Thailand’s Drug Craze was the subsequent episode where she explored the craze for the methamphetamine-caffeine mix. The mixture posed the risk of long-term psychosis on the users, some of whom started using it at the age of 12 years.
The third episode, Europe’s Dirty Drugs Secret, was filmed in Ukraine. She investigated the United Kingdom’s struggle to keep drugs out of the nation. She revealed that South American drug cartels were using Ukraine as the transit hub for smuggling cocaine into the United Kingdom.
The Truth About…
The Truth About… comprised three episodes which aired from late September to October 2013. The first one was Booze, Bar Crawls and Bulgaria where she travelled to Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. Many young Brits love partying in the area because there are no rules and alcohol is cheap. She investigated how easy it was for Brits to access illegal drugs.
The second feature, Sex, Stags and Prague, focussed on the lives of male visitors in Prague and the many females who made a living from entertaining the men. She revealed that the city has many brothels which were disguised as clubs and massage parlours.
In the third feature, Crime, Carnage and Cancun, Stacey uncovered the dark side of Cancun, which is a favourite destination for many party lovers from the United Kingdom. She discovered that the police and medical professionals dealt with numerous cases which resulted from the mess of the tourists. Mexican hotel employees also had a problematic life catering to the tourists’ needs.
Series 6 aired in April 2015. The first part, Meth and Madness in Mexico, investigated the worldwide war on drugs. She visited hostile and remote places to explore the never-ending battle between the drug cartels and the police. She worked closely with the police to track down and destroy the meth super-laboratories in Mexico. Unfortunately, the cartels established new labs whenever the police destroyed one.
Ecstasy Wars was the next part in the series. She trailed the source of Ecstasy from Asian forests to drug dens in the United States of America. While documenting this series, she also visited Cambodia and Canada. The two countries were the sources of some of the ingredients that were used to produce the drug.
The final part was The Cannabis Smugglers. The media personality flew to Southern Africa, where she found new and more potent strains of Cannabis which were smuggled into the United Kingdom. She visited Swaziland and Johannesburg Airport where she found farmers growing the drug, and discovered how easy it was to smuggle Cannabis, respectively.
The first of two parts of this series about the most dangerous places worldwide to be female, Saving the Cyber Sex Girls, aired on the 19th of October 2015. She visited the Philippines, where the cybersex industry was thriving. Young girls were forced to perform sexual acts on webcams. About 100,000 victims of this form of exploitation needed counselling and therapy.
In the subsequent part, World’s Worst Place to Be a Woman?, the journalist travelled to Honduras where human killings were rampant. During her short trip, 16 women were killed. She explored femicide and found out that nothing much was being done to mitigate the killings.
Series 8: Sex in Strange Places
Sex in Strange Places was a three-part investigative series that was conducted in Russia, Turkey and Brazil. Stacey met young people who were using their physical beauty and sexuality to earn an income.
Migrant Kids in Crisis
This 30-minute documentary aired on the 19th of April 2016. The presenter travelled to Greece, where she followed children who were on the migrant journey. They were fleeing from war.
The first part of Brainwashing Stacey was Anti-Abortion Camp. In this 46-minute documentary, the media personality travelled to California, where she met the survivors of extreme anti-abortion groups in the United States.
The second part, Living with Big Game Hunters, featured avid trophy hunters. She went to a big-game hunting lodge in Africa for a fortnight. She learned how to track and shoot big game as she explored the pro-hunting rationale.
In the episode, Young Sex for Sale in Japan, Stacey investigated the sexualisation of young children. In this 2017 series, she sought to know what the effect of banning child pornography in Japan was. She spoke to one of the producers of child pornography and a self-confessed paedophile. She also explored other measures that the country had taken to end this form of child abuse.
In another episode, Kids Selling Drugs Online, the journalist uncovered the digital drug dealers in the United Kingdom using Snapchat, Instagram and Yellow. The online dealers, some as young as 15 years, sold a wide array of drugs such as cocaine and meth.
In the episode, The Billion Pound Party, the presenter visited Northern Ireland after the general elections of 2017. She was on a mission to find out who the DUP supporters were.
In the first part of this series, Second Chance Sex Offenders, the media personality flew to Florida where sex offenders are incarcerated for life. She spent time with some of the offenders seeking to understand whether or not they could be rehabilitated. Did they deserve a second chance?
In Russia’s War on Women, she went to Russia, where femicide is prevalent. She found out that some forms of violence on women are decriminalised in the country, and investigated the reasons for the decision. She also spoke to victims of domestic violence who were on the run from their abusive partners or spouses.
This series aired in 2018. In the episode, Shot by My Neighbour, Stacey investigated the rampant kneecappings. These were the paramilitary-style attacks that happened within different neighbourhoods in Northern Ireland. The shootings left many people with permanent mental and physical injuries.
In Fashion’s Dirty Secrets, the journalist unravelled the hidden costs of being addicted to fashion. In The Young and Homeless, she explored the lives of young people who were homeless. She highlighted their plight as vulnerable persons in the community.
In the episode, Face To Face With The Bounty Hunters, she explored the lives of bounty hunters who hunt down fugitives. The hunters did all they could to capture the fugitives to get paid. In Face To Face With The Arms Dealers, Stacey met an American family that dealt with arms across 100 countries. She explored their rather strange lives and questioned their morality.
Stacey Dooley Investigates series without titles
In addition to the above documentaries on the Stacey Dooley Investigates show, the features that were not given a specific title include;
- My Hometown Fanatics: This documentary was filmed in Dooley’s hometown, Luton. In it, she interviewed both the English Defence League and Islamists. The show aired on the 20th of February 2012.
- The Truth About Magaluf: This feature explored the lives of Spanish employees who serve and clean up after tourists from the United Kingdom in Magaluf. She found out that the majority of tourists who dies or sustained severe injuries in Magaluf were heavy drinkers. The series aired on the 7th of January 2013.
- Beaten by My Boyfriend: On the 25th of March 2015, Stacey presented this show on BBC Three. She spoke to young women who were victims of domestic violence and also questioned the perpetrators. Amid increasing cases of domestic violence, she sought answers on how the cycle of abuse can be broken.
- In Cologne: The Blame Game: This 13-minute feature was shot in Cologne, a place where many women were robbed and sexually assaulted on the eve of the New Year. The abusers were reportedly looked like Arabs or North Africans. She investigated the anti and pro-immigrant protests that resulted from this terrifying incident. The feature aired in January 2016.
- Hate and Pride in Orlando: The journalist travelled to Orlando, where she investigated the aftermath of the 2016 Pulse Bar shootings. She participated in marches, vigils and funerals, where she observed how Americans respond to issues such as homophobia and being from the minority religious or ethnic backgrounds. The documentary lasted 15 minutes.
- Stacey on the Frontline: Girls, Guns and Isis: In September 2016, the media personality joined the Yazidi battalion, which was an all-female group that is determined to avenge against the Islamic state. The group wanted to revenge for the death of their loved ones who were killed by Isis.
Show Me What You’re Made Of
In 2011, Stacey became the presenter of Show Me What You’re Made Of, a CBBC documentary series that has 25 episodes so far. The show has six series so far. It is about five British kids who work in real factories.
Coming Here Soon
In June 2012, the series, Coming Here Soon premiered on BBC Three. The documentary looked at how the global economic crisis affected different people. In Greece, Bust and Broken, she explored the economic crisis in Greece. Other episodes in the series were Ireland, Lost and Leaving and Japan, Fall of the Rising Sun.
Stacey Dooley in the USA
In 2012, she also did this series. The primary focus of the series was on the issues and challenges that American teenagers face. Some of the episodes were Girls Behind Bars, Border Wars and Gay To Straight.
In 2014, the second part of Stacey Dooley in the USA series aired. Giving Up My Baby, Kids in the Crossfire and Homeless in Detroit were the three episodes in the series. They also addressed the challenges that teenagers face.
Stacey Dooley Strictly Come Dancing
In 2018, Stacey was one of the contestants on Strictly Come Dancing. She featured in 25 episodes and emerged the winner of the sixteenth series on the 15th of December 2018. Kevin Clifton was Stacey Dooley partner on the show.
In February 2018, the book Stacey Dooley, On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back was published. In her debut book, Stacey featured essential topics such as domestic violence, child exploitation, sex trafficking, and gender equality. The book was a Sunday Times Bestseller.
2019 endeavours and achievements
Some of the notable events that have happened in Stacey’s career in 2019 are;
- She became the host of the show, Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star.
- Grazia made her the investigations contributing editor.
- She became the presenter of The Nine To Five With Stacey Dooley.
- She participated in the 2019 Strictly Come Dancing Arena that was held throughout the United Kingdom.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race UK announced that Stacey Dooley Strictly would be the new guest judge.
- She started her new series, Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, as a presenter. In this series, she lives with unconventional families from the United Kingdom for 72 hours. Some of the families are a polyamorous married couple, Mormons, and landed gentry.
- During the Birthday Honours in 2018, Stacey was selected as a Member of the Order of the British Empire. She received his honour for her services in media and broadcasting.
Is Stacey Dooley married?
Strictly Come Dancing Stacey Dooley is yet to get married. Before joining Strictly Come Dancing in 2018, Sam Tucknott was Stacey Dooley boyfriend. The couple dated for three years. After her big win, she broke up with Sam. Reports indicated that the Strictly Live Show touring schedule and an increased workload caused a strain on the relationship. Although some people have speculated that the couple had a child together, there is no information on Stacey Dooley daughter or son.
Presently, the media personality is in a relationship. Kevin Clifton, her dance partner on Strictly Come Dancing 2018, is Stacey Dooley boyfriend. Initially, the couple kept the relationship private. They jointly decided to guard their private lives.
Shortly after her breakup with Sam, Stacey allegedly moved in with Kevin in his apartment. She recently admitted that Kevin is excellent and they are happy together. During the 2019 launch show of Strictly Come Dancing, the couple performed their Paso Doble dance routine. Will Kevin become Stacey Dooley husband? While there is no news of Stacey Dooley wedding bells yet, her fans hope to hear them soon.
The journalist and author has active social media pages. She has a Twitter account with over 297k followers. She also has an Instagram account with at least 739k followers. She uses these platforms to keep in touch with her fans. Through her page, her followers get highlights and updates about her documentary series and other shows.
Stacey Dooley is a multi-talented media personality, journalist and author. She is best known for her daring documentary series which she started doing in 2008 to date. She is also known for winning the Glitterball Trophy in the 2018 edition of Strictly Come Dancing. Is Stacey Dooley married? The media personality is yet to get married, but her fans hope that her relationship with Kevin Clifton will lead to marriage.