'It was very emotional': Stacey Dooley has split from boyfriend of three years Sam Tucknott 4 months ago

'It was very emotional': Stacey Dooley has split from boyfriend of three years Sam Tucknott

Stacey Dooley and her boyfriend of three years have called it quits.

It's reported that the documentary maker and Sam Tucknott, a personal trainer, broke up as her life became a whirlwind after Strictly Come Dancing.

Stacey and her partner Kevin Clifton won the last series of the show, taking home the glitterball trophy in September.

She then embarked on the Strictly tour afterwards, leaving the couple with little time to spend together.

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A friend told The Sun that their lives had simply gone "in different directions".

"Stacey confided in her friends that she was struggling to hold down her romance with Sam because her life has been a whirlwind after Strictly," the source said.

“She barely saw him during the month-long tour and has gone straight back into filming documentaries and has been travelling all over the world.

“Their lives have just gone in different directions.

“They have a close circle of friends who hope things might yet work out but it’s not looking likely. It was very emotional and has been tough on them both.”

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Since completing the Strictly tour, Stacey has been to America to film a documentary about arms dealers and a show for the BBC, Glow Up.

She also travelled to Uganda to make a short film for Comic Relief.