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Tuesday 18th June 2019

Stacey Dooley brands critics of her new show 'snobs'

The investigative journalist is slammed for doing a show about make-up

Stacey Dooley has hit back at critics who have called her a 'sell out' for fronting a new reality show about make-up artists.

The investigative journalist, who will be hosting Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star, took to Twitter to air her frustration and branded the backlash "snobbery."

One fan told her she was losing her "journalism roots" by signing up to the project but documentary-maker Stacey insisted this was a "Stone Age assumption."

She announced her new show on Instagram (Credit: Stacey Dooley Instagram)

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 💋."

She felt the need to speak out after several people questioned her decision to do the BBC Three programme.

The 31-year-old, who won Strictly Come Dancing in December, also explained that after a decade of tackling tough issues in her films she wants to enjoy the "lighter side of life."

She added: "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."

She's been on a high since winning Strictly with Kevin Clifton (Credit: Wenn)

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The criticism no doubt burst Stacey's bubble after she had such a great end to 2018.

She had previously shared her excitement about the new show, which seeks to find the most talented make-up artist with a series of challenges.

She announced the news on her Instagram yesterday (10 January).

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The star, who is currently on the Strictly tour, was clearly irked by the haters as she made a final statement on Twitter to defend the "talent" of make-up artists and dancers.

She wrote: "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 🤗."

You tell them, Stace!

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