Stacey Dooley

Stacey Dooley in 2:22 A Ghost Story

Stacey Dooley is starring in 2:22 – A Ghost Story at the Gielgud Theatre in London.

Stacey Dooley is one of Britain’s most loved documentary presenters.

She rose to prominence in 2008, appearing as a contributor on BBC3 series Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts;. From 2009 to present day, Stacey has produced an array of social-issue themed documentaries concerning sex trafficking, domestic abuse and prisons from some of the world’s most hostile territories, bringing a voice and platform to many earnt her an MBE for services to broadcasting in 2018.

In more BBC3 documentaries Stacey Dooley Investigates took her to Russia; Florida; Iraq; and Hungary; Thailand and Kenya to explore more challenging issues such as child exploitation; sex offenders; domestic violence; War; wage exploitation and pollution in the fashion industry and coming face-to-face with an ISIS soldier for which she won a One World Media Award. Some of the episodes of this series won the title of the Most Watched Documentaries on BBC iPlayer.
She is a big advocate for children’s TV and has worked closely with CBBC for a number of years on programmes such as The Pets Factor; The Nine to Five with Stacey Dooley; Show Me What Your Made Of and The Young and Homeless for BBC Children In Need where Stacey explored the extent of homelessness in the UK.

Stacey was crowned the winner of the 16th series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing in December 2018 and named as Grazia’s new Contributing editor for Investigations in early 2019.

2019 saw Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over debuted on UKTV’s W Channel. Within the series Stacey stayed with families and couples focusing on relationships and family life. She takes us through a 72-hour cycle as a house guest, learning all the routines and rituals that make each one unique. They ranged from parents with no rules; Mormon families; strictly Orthodox Jews and eco warriors. The latest series of Stacey Sleeps Over USA aired it’s fourth series this year. This time it saw her meet families and individuals in the USA, again lifting the lid on more fascinating and unusual lifestyles.

Her debut book On the Frontline with the Women who Fight Back, draws on encounters with the brave, wonderful women Stacey has met over her career to explore, at its centre, womanhood in the world today – it quickly made its way onto The Sunday Times Bestseller list. In 2022, Stacey Dooley released her new book Are You Really OK? Understanding Britain’s Mental Health Emergency, following on from her two BBC documentaries on mental health for BBC2.

From 2019 other documentaries include; Stacey Dooley: Locked up with the Lifers; Spycam Sex Criminals; Costa del Narcos; The Whale Hunters; Stacey Dooley on the Psych Ward; Face to Face with Isis; The Bounty Hunters; Stalkers; Inside The Covent and Inside the Undertakers. Many of them quickly became most watched on BBC iPlayer.

Non documentary work includes: Glow up for BBC3; DNA Family Secrets for BBC2, which is in its third series and where Stacey meeting people across the UK who want to unlock mysteries hidden within their genetic code and an interview series for Eastenders, Secrets from the Square for BBC1.

In 2023 Stacey then fronted and co-produced with her company Little Dooley, Stacey Dooley: Ready for War? She followed a group of Ukrainian Civilians as they arrived in the UK to begin five weeks of intensive army training against Russia. This is one of several documentaries Little Dooley has produced; including Two Daughters which won her two RTS awards in 2023, for Factual – Documentary and On Screen Personality. To date Stacey has presented over 100 docs for the BBC.

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👤 📅23 April 2024
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