Meet the new presenters!
She won the glitter ball on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing, and now Stacey Dooley has only gone and landed herself another big gig, presenting The One Show!
The 32-year-old has been announced as the new host of the BBC One show, taking over from longtime host Alex Jones as she goes off on maternity leave.
Stacey will work with names such as Emma Willis and Mel Giedroyc, and they’ll be joining the show’s regular guest hosts Angellica Bell, Angela Scanlon and Michelle Ackerley.
The documentary filmmaker will take over the reigns for one week starting from Monday 29 July, while Emma will also host but for 10 days starting from Monday 3 June.
Matt Baker will continue to be covered on Friday by guest hosts, including Ore Oduba, Shane Richie, Amol Rajan, Joe Lycett, Rylan, and Patrick Kielty.
Show bosses say other presenters will be announced in “due course.”
“I am looking forward to welcoming out guest hosts to The One Show who I am sure will do a brilliant job hosting and keeping Alex’s seat warm for her return,” Executive Editor Sandy Smith gushed.
And Alex – who is already mum to Edward, two, with her husband Charlie Thomson – has very high hopes for the new presenters.
Ahead of her departure, she said, “I know The One Show will be in very capable hands while I’m on maternity leave and good luck to all the guest presenters. I hope they have as much fun as I do on the show.”
She added, “I’ll be back on the sofa in the autumn, but in the meantime, I plan on watching from my own sofa with little Teddy and the newest addition!”
Since winning Strictly last year with her dance partner Kevin Clifton, Stacey’s career has gone from strength-to-strength.
Last year, she presented BBC series Glow Up, which helped find Britain’s next make-up star.
And in February, she visited Uganda to help raise money for Comic Relief.
Taking to Instagram, Stacey shared an image of herself on The One Show sofa, as she told Alex, “Will try my best to hold the fort for you girl ❤️💪🏽🍼😘 @alexjonesthomson