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Stacey Dooley ‘signs mega £250,000 golden handcuffs deal with the BBC’

Strictly winner Stacey Dooley has signed a huge £250,000 golden handcuffs deal to become one of the faces of the BBC, according to the The Sun.

After signing the contract, the broadcaster, 32, will work exclusively for the BBC with plans including hosting entertainment programmes as well as appearing as a guest.

Stacey’s career continues to soar following her Strictly success and bosses were apparently keen to nail her down before any rival channels scooped her.

Exciting! Strictly winner Stacey Dooley has signed a huge £250,000 golden handcuffs deal to become one of the faces of the BBC

A source told the website: ‘Execs were absolutely terrified about losing her to another broadcaster like ITV or Channel 5.’

However despite their fears, Stacey was reportedly keen to stay loyal to the broadcaster which has grown her career over the past decade. 

The insider added: ‘You can expect to see a lot more of her on television over the coming months. They can’t get enough of her.’

MailOnline have contacted Stacey’s representatives for comment. 

New deal: After signing the contract, the broadcaster, 32, will work exclusively for the BBC with plans including hosting entertainment programmes as well as appearing as a guest

New deal: After signing the contract, the broadcaster, 32, will work exclusively for the BBC with plans including hosting entertainment programmes as well as appearing as a guest

Golden girl: Stacey's career continues to soar following her Strictly success and bosses were apparently keen to nail her down before any rival channels scooped her

Golden girl: Stacey’s career continues to soar following her Strictly success and bosses were apparently keen to nail her down before any rival channels scooped her

Stacey’s work with the BBC so far has largely consisted of creating BBC Three documentaries on hard-hitting topics. 

The star’s career success comes after she reportedly decided to buy her own home after moving in with boyfriend Kevin Clifton following her explosive split from ex Sam Tucknott. 

The documentary maker and professional dancer, 36, who met on Strictly Come Dancing, are also said to have ‘slowed down’ their relationship following their whirlwind romance.

Stacey has been sharing several snaps of her love nest with Kevin on Instagram as she gives the space a makeover but now it has been reported that the duo have agreed to live in their own pads. 

Reports: Stacey reportedly decided to buy her own home after moving in with boyfriend Kevin Clifton (pictured together) following her explosive split from ex Sam Tucknott

Reports: Stacey reportedly decided to buy her own home after moving in with boyfriend Kevin Clifton (pictured together) following her explosive split from ex Sam Tucknott

A source told The Sun: ‘She lived at his place and they were totally wrapped up in one another. They talked about getting a place together and it was really intense.

‘But now the honeymoon period has ended and they’re both working very hard again, she thought it best to slow things down and to get a place of her own. 

‘Kevin understood and agreed it was probably best for them to have their own space.’

Love nest: The documentary maker  and professional dancer, 36, who met on Strictly Come Dancing, are also said to have 'slowed down' their relationship following their whirlwind romance

Love nest: The documentary maker  and professional dancer, 36, who met on Strictly Come Dancing, are also said to have ‘slowed down’ their relationship following their whirlwind romance 

Decor: Stacey has been sharing several snaps of her love nest with Kevin on Instagram as she gives the space a makeover but now it has been reported that the duo have agreed to live in their own pads

Decor: Stacey has been sharing several snaps of her love nest with Kevin on Instagram as she gives the space a makeover but now it has been reported that the duo have agreed to live in their own pads 

Kevin and Stacey’s relationship has been marred with controversy as she was in a five-year romance with personal trainer Sam, 30, when she joined the show.

It was reported Sam confronted Kevin about his relationship with Stacey in a furious FaceTime call following the demise of their relationship in March.

Sam claimed he called Kevin a ‘snake’ and a ‘rat’ when he discovered flirty text messages sent to his ex after they separated.

Sam told the Mail On Sunday in April: ‘He went white. I just stuck it on him, “You’re an absolute rat. How you conducted yourself. Just a slippery, slimy snake.” He didn’t say a word. He looked petrified. He looked so shocked.

‘I am so respectful of [Stacey], but I am gutted and I am disappointed and I feel so let down that she did not have the respect for me to tell me and just come clean.’

The fitness enthusiast said all was well in their relationship until mid-November; the same time Stacey and Kevin were performing in the BBC competition series and he noticed flirty text exchanges.

But by the end of March, the couple had made arrangements to separate and for the TV presenter to move out of their Brighton home.

Oh dear: Kevin and Stacey's relationship has been marred with controversy as she was in a five-year romance with personal trainer Sam Tucknott, 30, when she joined the show

Oh dear: Kevin and Stacey’s relationship has been marred with controversy as she was in a five-year romance with personal trainer Sam Tucknott, 30, when she joined the show

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