Strictly winner Stacey Dooley has revealed her skin is “trashed” after the programme’s heavy make-up and fake tan.
The BBC documentary filmmaker marked her first weekend off since September from the dancing show, which she won last weekend with dance partner Kevin Clifton.
In a video posted on Instagram, she said: “I’ve had a pretty chilled day.
“I’ve had a facial because my skin’s trashed from the make-up and the fake tan. I’ve bought some flowers.
“I just wanted to say thank you all, actually. I don’t know whether or not I had said properly how made up I am and how grateful I am, all your messages, people stopping me in the street saying ‘you did it!’
“Just never take that for granted, that support.”
She added: “I had the best time and thanks to you lot it’s all rounded off brilliantly. Have the best Christmas, and thank you.”
Fans rushed to comment on the post with one person saying: “You’re incredible Stacey! An inspiration.”
Another wrote: “You are just adorable! So sweet! Your beautiful personality and hard work won you the Glitterball.”
A third commented: “You’re a beautiful girl. With a massive heart. Thank you for the joy of watching you learn!”
Dooley and Clifton fended off competition from fellow finalists Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell, Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice and Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev in the finale.
She and Joe will next appear on screens on December 31, hosting BBC One’s New Year’s Eve concert.
Stacey said in a statement: “2018 has been such a fantastic year for me, working on some hard-hitting documentaries as well as Strictly, has been a real treat.
“Presenting with Joe Sugg at the New Year’s Eve concert with Madness is the perfect ending to such a great year!”
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