Strictly Come Dancing series 16 kicked off on Saturday, October 13th.

Among the BBC show’s contestants is ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, Faye Tozer from Steps, BBC newsreader Kate Silverton and investigative journalist Stacey Dooley.

This year (2018) at the age of 31, Stacey was awarded an MBE for her services to broadcasting.

Here are seven inspiring posts from Stacey Dooley’s Instagram!

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Stacey is a Feminist

In Stacey’s career she’s made documentaries on gender equality and has said that she considers herself a feminist.

She published her first book ‘On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back’ this year.(2018)

Stacey is a Hard Worker

Aside from posting photos of her boyfriend, Sam Tucknott, and her adorable bulldog, Bernie, Stacey is nearly always working.

Here she is in Kazakhstan in May 2018 filming for Stacey Dooley Investigates.

In 2017 Stacey filmed ‘Canada’s Lost Girls’ which documented the disappearance and murder of over 1,200 Native American women.

Stacey Goes Ethical

In 2008 Stacey appeared on TV for the first time on the documentary ‘Blood, Sweat and T-shirts’.

After that, her own series was commissioned by BBC Three in 2009 called ‘Stacey Dooley Investigates’.  

Stacey sports both Carcel Clothing and ProFit sportswear on her Instagram for their ethical standpoints.

What Does Stacey Dooley Do?

Stacey spends her life in many uncomfortable and dangerous places including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Cambodia and Russia.

In 2018 she won a One World Media Award after coming face-to-face with an ISIS soldier.

In her more recent Stacey Dooley Investigates documentaries she has covered more extreme issues such as war, child exploitation, domestic violence and sex offenders.

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