Strictly Come Dancing’s Stacey Dooley announces brand new TV gig

Strictly Come Dancing winner Stacey Dooley has landed a brand new TV gig.


Stacey, who won the latest series of Strictly last year, has been announced as the host of Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star, a brand new make-up competition coming to BBC Three this year.

Joining Stacey throughout the series will be industry legends Val Garland, Global Make-Up Director for L’Oreal Paris, and Dominic Skinner, Global Senior Artist for MAC, who will judge the competition.

On fronting the search for the UK’s next make-up star, Stacey Dooley says: “I’m delighted to be involved with Glow Up. The make-up artists are so impressive and talented…and Val and Dominic were a scream to work with. Can’t wait to show you all it!”

Val Garland added: “I’m SO very excited to be part of this brand new series, finding the next amazing talent of make-up artists. What I’m looking for is skill, creativity, the ability to adapt in any given situation.

“I’m looking for someone who works well under pressure, could read the brief behind the brief, even if there is no brief! This person has to have an incredible attitude, be able to feel comfortable in any situation and deliver.

“What won’t impress me? Don’t give me diva, don’t give me attitude, don’t try to sell me something that I don’t believe in.”


Dominic Skinner commented: “I’m incredibly excited to be part of this fun new series and to show the world how varied, creative and empowering make-up can be. Be it subtle and enhancing or bold and expressive, make-up has the power to make you feel like the you you’ve always known you were.

“I want to find a make-up artist who is willing to take risks and to push themselves creatively, someone who is more inspired and hungry at the end of this process than they were at the beginning!”

Glow Up will see ten contestants live and work together as they compete to win a contract assisting some of the world’s biggest make-up artists.


With different creative briefs each week, they will need to bring lashings of passion, originality and skill to impress Val, Dominic and expert guest judges from worlds such as fashion and film.

Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make Up Star will air in 2019 on BBC Three.