Stacey began her career as a participant in the show Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts, where a group of fashion-conscience Brits travel to India to work in clothes factories that produce for the UK consumer.
Stacey became a popular personality on the show and subsequently chosen to host its sequels, Blood, Sweat and Takeaways and Blood, Sweat and Luxuries. The success of the series earned Stacey a BAFTA nomination in 2009 and she has since presented several documentaries for BBC 3 titled Stacey Dooley Investigates.
Most recently, Stacey explored the dangerous world of Japan’s child pornography trade and the missing indigenous girls of Canada in a 2 part series for the BBC, Stacey Dooley Investigates Young Sex for Sale in Japan and Canada’s Lost Girls.
Influenced greatly by her work, Stacey is a passionate advocate for welfare in developing countries and is an avid fundraiser for the cause, having hosted a number of charity events. She has also been a guest speaker on the BBC’s Newsnight and is a regular panellist on the current affairs show, The Wright Stuff on Channel 5.
In 2015, Stacey was a judge for the Observer Ethical Awards and a panellist at the Edinburgh International Television Festival where she discussed the impact of visiting some of the world’s most dangerous places for her documentaries.
In 2018, Stacey and her dance partner Kevin Clifton were crowned series 16, Strictly Come Dancing champions, beating other well-known faces such as Joe Sugg, Faye Tozer and Ashley Roberts.