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Stacey Dooley cuts a casual figure in oversized jeans and knitted vest

She won last year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing alongside professional dancer Kevin Clifton.

And Stacey Dooley was unable to hide her smile as she exited the BBC studios in Borehamwood after rehearsing for her upcoming return to the dancing show on Saturday.

The broadcaster, 32, who is now dating 36-year-old Kevin, cut a casual figure as she sauntered along in oversized jeans and a beige knitted vest.

Happy: Stacey Dooley, 32, was unable to hide her smile as she exited the BBC studios in Borehamwood after rehearsing for her upcoming return to the dancing show on Saturday

Happy: Stacey Dooley, 32, was unable to hide her smile as she exited the BBC studios in Borehamwood after rehearsing for her upcoming return to the dancing show on Saturday

The journalist’s figure was swamped underneath the baggy clothing that clung to her lithe frame.

Stacey slipped her feet into white flip-flops and carried her mobile phone and a small black mock-croc leather purse in her hands.

The red-head shaded her eyes behind gold mirrored sunglasses and tied her locks back in a sleek low ponytail.

The Luton native decorated her fingers with stacks of rings and sported a number of hooped earrings.

Low-key: The broadcaster cut a casual figure as she sauntered along in oversized jeans and a beige knitted vest

Low-key: The broadcaster cut a casual figure as she sauntered along in oversized jeans and a beige knitted vest

Despite trying to keep a low-profile by keeping her head down, the reporter’s huge smile was on display.

Stacey was at the studio to rehearse after revealing she will be taking to the dance floor again on the launch of the 2019 series of Strictly.

She shared her excitement onto her  Instagram Stories, with the documentary maker writing: ‘We coming back to launch the new series … see you there.’ 

Return: Stacey was at the studio to rehearse after revealing she will be taking to the dance floor again on the launch of the 2019 series of Strictly

Return: Stacey was at the studio to rehearse after revealing she will be taking to the dance floor again on the launch of the 2019 series of Strictly

Keep dancing: Sharing a photo backstage, Stacey wrote: 'We're coming back to launch the new series see you there'

Keep dancing: Sharing a photo backstage, Stacey wrote: ‘We’re coming back to launch the new series see you there’ 

The star also shared a picture of backstage in rehearsals looking glamorous, and wrote in the caption:’See you Sat eve kidssssss @bbcstrictly @bbcone. (sic)’

Meanwhile, Stacey recently gushed about her relationship with Kevin and insisted she is ‘happy’ and feels ‘very lucky’ to have him.

She said: ‘Kev and I have agreed not to go into too much detail about our private lives because you can’t really indulge that and then ask for privacy.

‘That’s why we’ve turned down interviews that have offered us tens of thousands of pounds. What I am happy to say is Kev’s amazing, I’m happy, life happens, I’ve got an amazing career and I’m very lucky.’

Reigning champions: The star also shared a picture of backstage in rehearsals looking glamorous, and wrote in the caption:'See you Sat eve kidssssss @bbcstrictly @bbcone. (sic)'

Reigning champions: The star also shared a picture of backstage in rehearsals looking glamorous, and wrote in the caption:’See you Sat eve kidssssss @bbcstrictly @bbcone. (sic)’

And Stacey thought she deserved to win the prestigious Glitterball trophy because she ‘worked really hard’ to win the series, and had no idea how to do the ‘waltz’ before starring on the show.

Opening up about last year’s Strictly final, she said: ‘I thought: ‘Why not? Someone’s got to win it.’

‘Yes! [I deserved to win] I worked really hard. I didn’t know how to waltz beforehand, I didn’t know what a ballroom frame looked like.’

It comes after Kevin explained why his three year marriage to fellow Strictly professional Karen Hauer broke down in a candid chat on his podcast, The Kevin.

The professional dancer attributed the reason for his divorce to ‘going out and drinking all the time’ and confessed that he ‘didn’t know how to function.’

The Strictly Come Dancing star also credited comedian Russell Brand for helping him ditch the booze, leading to him becoming ‘a lot happier now than a year ago.’

Discussing his alcohol-fuelled lifestyle, Kevin said: ‘I didn’t know how to deal with it. It was affecting my work, it was affecting mine and Karen’s relationship. I didn’t know how to function as a person.’

Being extremely honest, he shared: ‘It’s as close as I can imagine to what might be like depression.

‘I fell into a real tough spot. I started drinking a lot. I was going out and drinking all the time.

‘I talked to some of the people on Strictly about it.’

Breakdown: Kevin recently explained why his three year marriage to fellow Strictly professional Karen Hauer broke down in a candid chat on his podcast, The Kevin

Breakdown: Kevin recently explained why his three year marriage to fellow Strictly professional Karen Hauer broke down in a candid chat on his podcast, The Kevin

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