Stacey Dooley hits back over claims she's 'sold out' by hosting make-up reality show

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Stacey Dooley (Credit: PA)

Strictly Come Dancing winner Stacey Dooley has hit back over criticism that she’s ‘sold out’ by presenting a new talent show for make-up artists.

Documentary maker Dooley is fronting BBC Three show Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star, which finds 10 hopefuls competing for a contract working with one of the country’s top make-up artists.

But Dooley, who has reported from war zones, has countered claims that her new project is ‘trivial’.

Taking to Twitter, she said: “For those tellin me ‘you’re suddenly doing ‘trivial’ work’… I’ve been filming stories covering rape, incest, drugs, murder and war for a decade.

“It’s a privilege to cover these issues, but I also need to take time out to enjoy the lighter side of life.

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“Also. Dancers and make up artists are incredibly talented. I’m lucky to work alongside them.

“The idea that talent is exclusively measured on how academic or intellectual you are is SO ridiculous. Snobbery and judgement not really my thing.”

Dooley is joined by show judges Val Garland from L’Oreal and Dominic Skinner from Mac on the show, which will air later this year.

She said: “Val and Dominic were a scream to work with. Can’t wait to show it to you all.”

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