Stacey Dooley is one of Britain's most loved documentary presenters. Fashion conscious Stacey's life took an unexpected turn when she travelled to India in 2007 for the BBC3 series Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts to live and work alongside the people in the Indian fashion industry making clothes for the UK High Street.
Since then she has embarked on a series of investigations to become one of BBC3’s most celebrated presenters.
Stacey Dooley Investigates has seen Stacey look at a variety of topics from sex trafficking and underage sex slavery in Cambodia and the dark side of tourism in Thailand and Kenya, to rave reviews. In 2012 her three part series, Coming Here Soon for BBC 3, explored the lives of young people affected by the global financial crisis, focusing in on Greece, Ireland and Japan. Whilst in the USA Stacey created two series of Stacey Dooley in the USA took an objective look at issues affecting teens across the pond such as: Girls Behind Bars, Border Wars, Homelessness and Kids in the Crossfire. Bringing the focus closer to home, Stacey's documentary, My Hometown Fanatics: Stacey Dooley Investigates, explored the media hype surrounding Luton in comparison to the political reality of her hometown, and broadcast on BBC3 in February 2012. Stacey has also presented five series of Show Me What You’re Made Of for CBBC, in which young British children adopt the lifestyles of child factory workers abroad. In 2015 Stacey was back on our screens with her new BBC3 documentary looking at domestic abuse in the UK in Beaten By My Boyfriend and prime time, three-part series for BBC3 lifting the lid on the global war on drugs culminating in Cannabis Smugglers.
Her hard-hitting series for BBC3 Sex in the Strange Places aired in March 2016 and saw Stacey travel to Turkey, Russia, Brazil and Syria to uncover the shocking stories about these countries’ attitudes towards sex and prostitution. Stacey immersed herself in different groups with extreme ideologies and beliefs in her most recent two part series Brainwashing Stacey Dooley for BBC3 last year where she had to embrace the challenging world of Pro-Abortionists and the controversial arena of big game hunting. Later on in 2016, Stacey travelled to Syria and presented the critically acclaimed documentary, Stacey Dooley on The Frontline: Gun Girls and ISIS, also for BBC3. 2017 has seen Stacey explore the dangerous world of child pornography in Japan, uncover the missing indigenous girls of Canada and go undercover in the growing criminal world of Britain’s digital drug dealers. In her highly anticipated 2018 series Stacey Investigates, Stacey travels to Florida, Russia, Iraq, and Hungary to explore more challenging issues, including coming to Face-Face with an ISIS solider which went on to win the One World Media Award.
All three of these episodes championed the title of Most Watched Documentaries on BBC iPlayer.
Her debut book On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back, was released in 2018 and was a Sunday Times Bestseller. 2018 has seen Stacey’s impressive work in bringing a voice and platform to many, earn her an MBE for her services to broadcasting. Late 2018 sees Stacey work on various projects for BBC One, including investigating the environmental impact that fast fashion has on our planet as well as working with Children In Need to explore the number of homeless young people 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.