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; a programme illustrating the typical fashion-obsessed consumer and highlighting throwaway fashion. 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.
In 2011, BBC3 aired Tourism and the Truth: Stacey Dooley Investigates. Over two episodes, Dooley investigated how tourism in Thailand and Kenya affects employees there regarding wages, corruption and environmental changes. She also began presenting CBBC’s Show Me What You’re Made Of, which has now finished its seventh series.
later that year she worked on various projects for BBC1, including investigating the environmental impact that fast fashion has on our planet as well as working with Children In Need to explore the extent of homelessness in the UK. Celebrities on the NHS Front-line was to celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service, where she presented alongside Jonnie Peacock and Michael Mosley and the staff at King’s College Hospital.
In the same year, Stacey took on several challenging documentaries; this takes her documentary tally to over 80 in the years she has been presenting.
Albert Square came calling when Stacey was asked to host an interview show, Secrets of the Square whilst EastEnders took a summer break. Late 2020 saw Stacey filming This is my House, a primetime Entertainment format for BBC One. 2021 also saw the return of Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over for W Channel.
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.
Stacey has also released another two part series with BBC2 on Stalkers. This saw her join a specialist police unit in Cheshire and a victim support organisation. Stacey’s most recent documentary The Convent was a one-hour immersive episode where she lived alongside the sisters, joining their strict timetable of work and contemplation and silence, in a bid to understand the way they live and to find out if there are aspects of this lifestyle she could bring into her own.
A third series of Stacey Sleeps Over will be on air for the W channel in April. Stacey stays with three new families whilst exploring more unseen areas of modern 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.
A third series of Stacey Sleeps Over aired on the W channel in April. Stacey stayed with three new families whilst exploring more unseen areas of modern relationships and family life. She took us through a 72-hour cycle as a house guest and learnt all the routines and rituals that make each one unique.
Stacey’s current series for BBC two, DNA Family Secrets, sees Stacey meeting people across the UK who want to unlock
mysteries hidden within their genetic code. Working with one of the UK’s leading geneticist’s professor Turi King, as well as genealogists, social workers and doctors they use the very latest DNA technology to reveal lost heritage, track down missing relatives and detect debilitating diseases before it is too late.