How Stacey Dooley was Strictly-fied and went from hard-bitten reporter to glamour girl

FOR a dance novice, Stacey Dooley has stormed her way through to the Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals.

But it’s not just her moves that have transformed throughout the series – she’s also had one very glamorous makeover.

Stacey Dooley looked chic as she left filming for Strictly: It Takes Two yesterday
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Last night, Stacey headed home from Strictly: It Takes Two filming looking super-chic in tailored trousers, heels and a smart longline coat.

A smooth blow-dry, flawless make-up and a designer handbag completed her look.

Over on the dance floor, the 31-year-old has well and truly embraced Strictly‘s over-the-top vibe.

She’s rocked glitzy outfits, backcombed curls, false eyelashes and bright lipsticks for her routines with partner Kevin Clifton.

The 31-year-old looked picture-perfect for her appearance on the show
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Stacey has been sported some very glamorous outfits on Strictly Come Dancing
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Stacey has rocked backcombed curls and bright lipstick on the dance floor

Stacey’s fancy Strictly style is a far cry from the pared-back look she usually sports in her documentaries.

She’s jetted to countries including Iraq, Kenya and Cambodia, reporting on hard-hitting subjects such as sex trafficking, domestic violence, ISIS and homelessness.

Obviously, Stacey has more important things to worry about than clothes and make-up at work, so she tends to opt for practical ensembles.

Stacey usually wears practical outfits for work
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Stacey – who came to fame on BBC show Blood, Sweat and T-shirts in 2008 – has also found her own style over the years.

While she once had a youthful long hairstyle, she’s now switched to a choppy red ‘do.

Not only that, but her noughties outfits have been swapped for cool smart-casual ensembles.

We don’t know about you, but we think she looks Strictly fabulous.

The reporter came to fame on BBC show Blood, Sweat and T-shirts in 2008
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When Stacey met the Queen in 2013, she was sporting a brunette layered ‘do
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Stacey has found her own style over the years
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