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Stacey Dooley is reported to have signed a ‘golden handcuffs’ deal with the BBC worth £250,000.
The Strictly Come Dancing champion and documentary maker is believed to have agreed to a new contract that means she will exclusively work for the corporation and not appear on any rival channels.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “She was happy to stay loyal to the BBC where she has done the vast bulk of her serious work before Strictly so was happy to sign up exclusively.
“You can expect to see a lot more of her on television over the coming months. They can’t get enough of her.”
Dooley, 32, has seen her celebrity status skyrocket since winning the glitterball trophy on the BBC One dance contest Strictly last year with professional dance partner Kevin Clifton, 36, who is now also her boyfriend.
She began her career presenting documentaries on BBC Three and now fronts popular series Stacey Dooley Investigates and Stacey Dooley in the USA. She fronts CBBC’s Show Me What You’re Made Of, which sees children experience the reality of some of the toughest jobs and she is also co-host of new reality make-up artist competition Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star. Glow Up has already been commissioned for a second series. Dooley said: “I’m delighted. It’s going to be ace.”
Next week Dooley will guest host BBC’s The One Show, as regular presenter Alex Jones is till on maternity leave.
And next month will see Dooley present an episode of Panorama for which she traveled to Syria to meet women who have joined Islamic State.
She does also have a series of documentaries set to air on UKTV’s W channel.