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'I really can't wait': Stacey Dooley to live in a convent with nuns and experience life in the religious order for new film project

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Daily Mail
 2021-05-01

She's an experienced presenter and documentary maker with a plethora of TV credits under her belt.

And Stacey Dooley looks set to take on one of her most eye-opening jobs to date as she's set to move into a convent full of nuns for a brand new film project.

The broadcaster, 34, who is dating former Strictly dancer Kevin Clifton, 38, will swap the comforts of the modern world for a life of obedience and simplicity and she lifts the veil on life in a convent.

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What a difference: Stacey Dooley looks set to take on one of her most eye-opening jobs to date as she's set to move into a convent full of nuns for a brand new film project (pictured last year)

Her experience is inspired by the Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over programmes on channel W, which sees the star travel around Britain meeting a variety of extraordinary folks and staying in their homes for 72 hours to experience their way of life.

Speaking to The Mirror during a virtual BAFTA Q&A, Stacey said: 'Alice [Bowden, executive producer] and I are reunited and we're doing a film in a convent. So this was borne out of [Stacey Dooley] Sleeps Over actually because I really wanted to go and live with some nuns.

'But we're thinking, 'Well, is that a family dynamic or is that a different idea?'

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Experience: The broadcaster, 34, who is dating former Strictly dancer Kevin Clifton, 38, will swap the comforts of the modern world for a life of obedience and simplicity and she lifts the veil on life in a convent

'So, yeah, different idea and I really can't wait.'

It comes after Stacey admitted she won't tie the knot to thrice-married Kevin as she joked 'he'd divorce me in a heartbeat'.

The presenter, who has been in a relationship with the former Strictly star for over two years, insisted she's more interested in starting a family than walking down the aisle during a new episode of her W show, Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over.

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Interesting idea: 'But we're thinking, 'Well, is that a family dynamic or is that a different idea?' So, yeah, different idea and I really can't wait' (pictured in July last year)

'I don't want to find myself totally reliant on a man', the broadcaster said as she spoke to members of a community called Tradwives - women who ditch their careers in a bid to become traditional housewives.

The media personality - who was joined by Felipe and his spouse Lillian as they marked 10 years of marriage - detailed her stance on marriage, sharing: 'Kev and I have been together for two years. I don't think I want to get married.

'I think I'd be more interested in starting a family than getting married. I can't think of anything worse than being a Tradwife.

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He'd divorce me in a heartbeat!' Stacey recently admitted she won't tie the knot to thrice-married Kevin Clifton (pictured in 2019)

'I would be useless, completely and utterly useless. He'd divorce me in a heartbeat.'

According to The Sun, the host went on to highlight the differences between a Tradwife and a career-driven woman like herself.

The journalist added: 'Of course, I'm not going to become a Tradwife, I can't think of anything I would least rather do than obeying a man.

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Last wife: The former Strictly star, 38, was married to fellow dancer Karen Hauer, 39, from 2015 until 2018 (pictured in 2017)
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'I can do as I please!' 'I don't want to find myself totally reliant on a man', the broadcaster said as she spoke to members of a community called Tradwives (pictured in 2018)

'It makes you more vulnerable. I don't want to find myself totally reliant on a man because that means if I'm not happy and I don't feel fulfilled and complete, I might have to stick around.

'Whereas the life I've chosen, I can do as I please. I appreciate that probably sounds very selfish.'

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Stacey for further comment.

The couple went public with their romance in early 2019, just weeks after her split from her boyfriend of three years, Sam Tucknott.

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In the past: The couple went public with their romance in early 2019, just weeks after her split from her boyfriend of three years, Sam Tucknott (pictured before their break-up)