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10/01/2019 17:51 GMT | Updated 11/01/2019 09:41 GMT

Stacey Dooley Hits Back At Claims She's 'Sold Out' By Fronting New Make-Up Reality Show

"Snobbery and judgement are not really my thing."

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ champion Stacey Dooley has hit back at the suggestion she’s “sold out” by fronting a new show about make-up artists.

Prior to joining ‘Strictly’, Stacey was best known for her hard-hitting documentaries, which tackled issues like terrorism, sex trafficking and the environment.

For her new project, she’s taking a rather different approach, and will front the new BBC Three show ‘Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star’.

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The show will see 10 contestants living and working alongside one another in a bid to win a contract assisting the country’s top make-up artists.

However, when some people claimed that her latest project was a little “trivial” compared to her usual output, Stacey was quick to defend herself on Twitter.

When one fan wrote complained she’d “sold out” and “forgotten her roots” of investigative journalism since winning ‘Strictly’, Stacey publicly responded: “This is such a Stone Age assumption.

“You can care about human issues, the planet and also be into fashion. You can also take time out to look after yourself mentally.”

She continued: “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.

“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.”

‘Glow Up’ will be fronted by Stacey, while the duo of Val Garland and Dominic Skinner – from beauty brands L’Oréal and Mac, respectively – will serve as judges.

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

The show will debut on BBC Three later this year.

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