Stacey Dooley, 31, has just wrapped up performing on the nationwide Strictly Come Dancing: Live! tour, but has revealed she does not have any plans to slow down after she was quizzed about having children with her boyfriend Sam Tucknott. The documentary-filmmaker, who is gearing up to front a new BBC show called the Glow-Up, has admitted the work offers she is currently receiving are “very exciting”, and so there are no baby plans just yet. Speaking in a candid interview with The Times magazine on the subject of watching One Born Every Minute, she said: “I close my legs and think, I’m never going to do that. “In the future [having children] is something I would like, but work is so brilliant at the minute, it won’t be too soon.”
She added: “Work offers at the moment are very exciting!”
Stacey also revealed her personal trainer boyfriend was “so supportive” of her partnership with Kevin Clifton, 36, on the ballroom dance floor.
She said: “The truth is Kevin and I are brilliant friends and he’ll be my pal for life.
“And Sam was probably the most supportive he has ever been. When I first got the gig he was just so made up.
“He was dancing around our living room. And every week he’d say, ‘Listen to Kevin. Kevin knows best,’” she added. “He was a dream.”
This comes after it was reported she had been struggling to spend time with her beau Sam of seven years, as the pair were apart due to work commitments.
Stacey has been on the Strictly tour since January and it finished on Sunday.
An insider told The Sun: “She has already blamed the six months she spent on Strictly for putting a massive strain on her love life but now, being away from home has made things even more difficult.”
The source added Stacey’s boyfriend has been “supportive” of her but has missed spending “so much time” with his beau.
They said: “She and Sam used to train together most days, but now she is always dancing. He’s not sure how much more distance their relationship can stand.”
Express.co.uk has contacted a a representative for Stacey asking for comment.
It comes after it was confirmed she will be hosting new cosmetic show Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star on BBC Three later this year.
In addition to her busy schedule, the filmmaker will also be covering investigative articles for Grazia magazine.
On top of this, the star recently revealed she will back on our screens with a new documentary but has not spilled on the details.
Despite being widely known for lifting the Glitterball trophy on Strictly, the journalist is also known for fronting her own television series Stacey Dooley Investigates.
You can read the full interview in this week’s issue of The Times magazine out now.