Stacey Dooley is best-known as a 'Strictly Come Dancing' champion. She has presented a number of documentaries, on tackling issues like terrorism, sex trafficking and the environment.
For her new project, she will front the new BBC Three show ‘Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star’. In the series, ten contestants live and work alongside one another in a bid to win a contract assisting the country’s top make-up artists.
Val Garland and Dominic Skinner – from beauty brands L’Oréal and Mac, respectively – serve as judges.
Tweeters are claiming that the venture is "trivial" compared to Dooley's previous work. Others claim that she “sold out” and has “forgotten her roots” of investigative journalism.
Dooley replied: "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 also tweeted:
"The idea that talent is exclusively measured on how academic or intellectual you are is SO ridiculous."
She indicated that those looking down on the makeup show are "snobs."
Regarding how this latest project relates to her previous work, she said:
"It’s a privilege to cover these issues, but I also need to take time out to enjoy the lighter side of life."
Dooley is also currently training for the 2019 'Strictly Come Dancing' tour.
‘Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star’ will debut on BBC Three later this year.