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Stacey Dooley reportedly signs BBC deal that bans her from working with rival channels

Stacey Dooley with bounty hunters Scott and Lydia Gribble (Image credit: TI Productions)

The deal is thought to be worth £250,000

Stacey Dooley has reportedly signed a lucrative, 'golden handcuff' deal with the BBC.

The broadcaster and Strictly Come Dancing winner, 32, is thought to have bagged herself a deal worth an impressive £250,000, which will make her one of the BBC's biggest stars.

The deal is also thought to prevent the documentary maker from working with rival broadcasters, reports The Sun.

She's thought to be working on a range of documentaries and also entertainment shows.

Stacey Dooley on Strictly Come Dancing

Stacey won last year's Strictly Come Dancing

“The execs were absolutely terrified about creating Stacey as their new working-class star on Strictly and then losing her to another broadcaster like ITV or Channel 5," a source told the publication.

“She was happy to stay loyal to the BBC where she has done the vast bulk of her serious work before Strictly so was happy to sign up exclusively.

“You can expect to see a lot more of her on television over the coming months. They can’t get enough of her.”

Stacey has worked with the BBC for almost a decade. Her most recent series of Stacey Dooley Investigates sees her focus on current affairs issues affecting young people around the world.

Last year, she won the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball trophy with dancer Kevin Clifton.