Stacey Dooley defends her new show from haters

Stacey Dooley defends her new show from haters

Stacey Dooley hit back at Twitter users who have criticised her taking a job as the host of new BBC Three show ‘Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star’.
The 31-year-old star – who was crowned the winner of the last series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ – was announced this week to be helming the programme which will see judges L’Oreal’s Val Garland and Mac’s Dominic Skinner pick a winner from 10 contestants competing to win a contract assisting the world’s top makeup artists.
Following the announcement, Stacey was inundated with tweets from people accusing her of turning her back on her journalism roots and claiming she has "sold out" to a mainstream audience.
But Stacey was quick to defend herself and posted a series of tweets making it clear why she was taking the job on and why people are wrong to criticise her career choice.
She tweeted: "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
"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. Anyway. Off to nail my routine (sic)"
‘Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star’ will air later this year.