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Stacey Dooley, 33, was revealed by the BBC to be hosting the new TV show, This Is My House, that “sees four people walk into a home and say, ‘This is my house’, but the catch is only one of them is telling the truth…”.While the documentary filmmaker appeared on Twitter to be thrilled over her latest gig for the public broadcaster, some questioned why she is no longer doing “important work”.
Escapism is necessary
One troll wrote: “Bit depressing, you were actually doing important stuff at one point. But I guess that is how it works.
“Make enough noise and they suck you into the system to keep you quiet.”
Stacey responded in view of her 352,000 followers: “Massive assumption on your part.
“I’ve also just finished a film, focusing on OCD and schizophrenia….and a 3part series on DNA and genetics.
“You can care about important topics, and enjoy lighter gigs. Escapism is necessary every now and then too,”(sic) she added.
It comes just days after Stacey had addressed a series of cruel comments over her “latest gig”, as she compared the trolling to when she first competed in Strictly Come Dancing.
She typed: “Reading some of the unnecessarily cruel comments re my new gig.
“I got the same criticism doing Strictly and Glow Up,” Stacey noted.
However, the broadcaster defended herself, saying she “did well” on Strictly, while Glow Up “went on to be a global series”.
She stated: “I don’t know why this platform is so unkind..”.
Stacey’s comments were backed up by BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker, who also criticised Twitter users who “shout” at others on the site.
He tweeted: “This is why I feel Twitter – for all the positives – will eventually die.
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“What are the benefits of allowing people into your life to shout at you & tell you you’re rubbish?
“You’re not Stace… you’re great and the overwhelming majority of non-pubes will wish you the best.”
Previously Stacey began her career filming social-issue documentaries for the BBC concerning child labour and women in developing countries.
Later she went on to make My Hometown Fanatics, which was shot in her hometown of Luton.
The programme focussed on Islamists and the English Defence League, and went on to recieve much acclaim.
In 2018 she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to broadcasting.
The same year she appeared as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing alongside ballroom professional Kevin Clifton.
The pair were later announced as the winners of the series, before going on to begin a romantic relationship.
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