Strictly Come Dancing champion Stacey Dooley reveals behind the scenes ‘clash’ on BBC show

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Stacey Dooley won Strictly Come Dancing in 2018 with her now-boyfriend and professional dancer Kevin Clifton. Before Strictly, she was the host for Glow Up and she is back at the helm for season two. During a conversation with, the Luton-born documentary maker revealed some behind the scenes secrets, in particular one about a disagreement she had with a fellow castmember. 

Documentary maker Stacey was paired up with Kevin two years ago to compete in the nation’s favourite dance competition, and the two went on to win the entire series. 

From the first week, Stacey and Kevin proved they had something special and in the final went up against Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice, Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev and Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell, and won. 

Since Strictly success, Stacey has been busy working on several documentaries, as well as her newer role of presenting Glow Up. 

Last week, series two of the makeup competition begun and Stacey was back on viewers’ screens. 

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The show, which airs weekly online on BBC Three sees Stacey alongside judges Dominic Skinner and Val Garland as well as ten contestants battling it out to be named the next biggest makeup star. 

Having established a strong relationship with the judges from season one, Stacey seemed to influence one of the challenges in season two of Glow Up.

The host revealed this season, the Glow Up judges headed to Strictly Ballroom for a challenge like never before involving Head of Makeup Lisa Armstrong as a guest judge. 

But it seems there was a behind-the-scenes disagreement which occurred as she reflected on how her relationship with Strictly’s Lisa began. 

Talking to press including Stacey said there was a moment when the two didn’t see eye-to-eye. 

She explained: “Lisa’s a sweetheart. And I’ve got a really great relationship with her. 

“And actually, it was really funny because when I first started doing Strictly, I was so not into makeup.

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“I’m saying ‘oh, can have a bit of lip balm and a bit of mascara and that’ll do me?’

“They would tell me it’s just not happening, but you have to have a full beat. 

“But it’s just layer, after layer, after layer, after layer but eventually you’re poking around and asking for more eyelashes to be stuck on,” Stacey added.

For those watching series two of Glow Up there are a lot of surprises to come these series. 


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Not only will there be guest judges such as makeup artist Min Sandhu and fashion designer Henry Holland. 

But the challenges will be even crazier than the ones in the first season. 

The contestants will be asked to create everything from “lived in, loved on, morning after Coachella chic” to a look inspired by Ru Paul’s Drag Race. 

There will be a few more surprise guests during the series but viewers will just have to wait and see. 

Strictly Come Dancing is set to return to BBC One later this year and Glow Up can be streamed on BBC iPlayer.

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