The Strictly Come Dancing series 16 final is almost here.

Among the BBC show’s finalists is Faye Tozer from Steps, YouTuber Joe Sugg, ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts and investigative journalist Stacey Dooley.

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

If Stacey manages to bag the 2018 Glitter Ball her nearest and dearest are certainly going to be proud.

Here’s everything you need to know about Stacey Dooley’s family!

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Who is Stacey Dooley?

Stacey is an investigative journalist best-known for her raw documentaries that look at many social issues worldwide such as Stacey Dooley Investigates.

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

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The suit of all suits 🤤

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Stacey Dooley’s Parents

In an article she wrote for BBC Three, Stacey said: “My mum is my absolute hero. She’s the most remarkable woman in my life. It was just me and her for a long time growing up. She had me as a single mum, and moved with me down from Liverpool to Luton.”

Stacey cites her mum, Diane, for her incredible work ethic and confidence.

Her father left the family when Stacey was two and a half years old.

When she was in her 20’s Stacey’s dad passed away. Stacey told The Mirror she didn’t reconcile with her father before his death and that it was a “missed opportunity”.

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#thepawseywedding 😽

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Stacey’s Boyfriend

The Strictly star has been in a relationship with Sam Tucknott for the past three years.

According to The Training Room, at the age of 12, Sam began a career in football when he joined Crystal Palace academy. But by the age of 19, his contract wasn’t renewed so he didn’t move into professional football.

He now works as a Pro Fit personal trainer and has done so since 2012.

Stacey’s Dog

Another member of the award-winning journalist’s family has to be her adorable bulldog named Bernie.

She and her boyfriend, Sam, are often pictured snoozing with ‘Bern’, admiring his cuteness or taking him out for a walk.

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I can’t 😩

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