Stacey Dooley

Stacey Dooley
Born Stacey Jaclyn Dooley
(1987-03-09) 9 March 1987
Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Nationality English
Occupation Media personality, television presenter, journalist
Years active 2008–present
Employer BBC
Television Stacey Dooley Investigates

Stacey Jaclyn Dooley (born 9 March 1987 ) is an English television presenter and journalist. She rose to fame in 2009 after appearing in a number of BBC Three documentaries highlighting child labour issues in developing countries.


Dooley was born and grew up in Luton and once worked as a shop assistant and inside an airport.[1][2]


At the age of 21,[3] Dooley first appeared on television as one of the participants on the documentary TV series Blood, Sweat and T-shirts. Dooley and the other participants were selected to illustrate the typical fashion-obsessed consumer. Thanks to her popularity on the show, partly because of her interest in third world labour laws, she was given her own show, Stacey Dooley Investigates, in August 2009. The two-part special was shown on BBC Three throughout August and September 2009. It also aired in Australia on ABC2 from 2 June 2010.[4]

In October 2010, BBC Three aired two further programmes, the first on former child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the second on sex trafficking and underage sex slavery in Cambodia.

In 2011, BBC Three aired Tourism and the Truth: Stacey Dooley Investigates. Over two episodes, Dooley investigated how tourism in Thailand and Kenya is affecting local workers, in particular with regard to local wages, corruption and environmental changes.[5]

My Hometown Fanatics was broadcast on BBC Three on 20 February 2012. In the programme, Dooley was in Luton, where she talks to Islamists and the English Defence League. A three-part series entitled Coming Here Soon was broadcast on BBC Three in June and July 2012, in which Dooley explores the lives of young people in three countries affected by the global financial crisis: Greece, Ireland and Japan.[6] The programme on Japan was criticised by some due to the fact that it ignored the Samaritans guidelines on reporting of suicide.[7]

In 2015, Dooley was a member of the judging panel for the Observer Ethical Awards.[8]

In 2016, Dooley presented Stacey Dooley in Cologne: The Blame Game, about the New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany, which aired on 29 January. On 30 July, Dooley appeared on the BBC's Celebrity Mastermind where her specialist subject was the television series Girls. In November, Dooley appeared in a TV series called Brainwashing Stacey, where she went to a US anti-abortion summer camp and then to some African big-game hunters.[9]


Series title No. Episode title Episode date Role
2008: Blood, Sweat and T-shirts (4 episodes) 22 April – 13 May 2008 Participant
2009–present: Stacey Dooley Investigates[10]
Child Labour 1 Kids for Sale 1 October 2009 Herself
2 Kids with Machetes 8 October 2009 Herself
Child Labour Series 2 1 Kids with Guns 7 October 2010 Herself
2 Sex Trafficking in Cambodia 14 October 2010 Herself
Holiday Hell 1 Thailand: Tourism and the Truth 28 March 2011 Herself
2 Tourism and the Truth: Kenya 9 June 2011 Herself
My Hometown Fanatics 20 February 2012 Herself
The Truth About Magaluf 7 January 2013 Herself
New Drug Frontiers 1 Cocaine Capital of the World 12 August 2013 Herself
2 Thailand's Drug Craze 19 August 2013 Herself
3 Europe's Dirty Drugs Secret 26 August 2013 Herself
The Truth About... 1 Booze, Bar Crawls & Bulgaria 30 September 2013 Herself
2 Sex, Stags and Prague 7 October 2013 Herself
3 Crime, Carnage and Cancun 14 October 2013 Herself
4 Domestic Violence 26 June 2014 Herself
Beaten by My Boyfriend[11] 25 March 2015 Herself
Series 6 1 Meth and Madness in Mexico 7 April 2015 Herself
2 Ecstasy Wars 14 April 2015 Herself
3 The Cannabis Smugglers 21 April 2015 Herself
Series 7 1 Saving the Cyber Sex Girls 19 October 2015 Herself
2 World's Worst Place to Be a Woman? 26 October 2015 Herself
Series 8 Sex in Strange Places 1 Turkey 8 March 2016 Herself
2 Brazil 15 March 2016 Herself
3 Russia 22 March 2016 Herself
1 In Cologne: The Blame Game (14 min short) 28 January 2016 Herself
1 Hate and Pride in Orlando (15 min short) 24 June 2016 Herself
Series 9 Migrant Kids in Crisis 1 Greece (30 mins) 19 April 2016 Herself
1 On the Frontline: Girls, Guns and ISIS 15 November 2016 Herself
Series 10 Brainwashing Stacey 1 Anti-Abortion Camp 29 November 2016 Herself
2 TBC Herself
3 TBC Herself
2011–present: Show Me What You're Made Of (CBBC)
Series 1–6 (25 episodes to date) Herself
2012: Coming Here Soon[12]
Series 1 1 Greece, Bust and Broken 26 June 2012 Herself
2 Ireland, Lost and Leaving 3 July 2012 Herself
3 Japan, Fall of the Rising Sun 10 July 2012 Herself
2012, 2014: Stacey Dooley in the USA[13]
Series 1 1 Girls Behind Bars 22 October 2012 Herself
2 Gay to Straight 29 October 2012 Herself
3 Border Wars 5 November 2012 Herself
Series 2 4 Giving Up My Baby 3 July 2014 Herself
5 Homeless in Detroit 10 July 2014 Herself
6 Kids in the Crossfire 17 July 2014 Herself
2012: Superstorm USA: Caught on Camera[14]
(1 episode) 15 November 2012 Narrator


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