Who is Sam Tucknott? Stacey Dooley's boyfriend, personal trainer and ex-footballer
5th December 2018

Here's everything you need to know about him…

Who is Sam Tucknott?

Sam Tucknott, 30, is a personal trainer and fitness pro from Brighton.

He started out in his career as a semi-professional footballer.

At the age of 12 he joined Crystal Palace Academy and has also played for England and Wales in Fifa and Uefa tournaments.

When his contract was cut short at the age of 19 he trained as a fitness instructor.

This led him to launch his own business in 2012 – Pro-Fit personal training.

He has reportedly been dating journalist Stacey Dooley for three years.


How has Stacey Dooley's boyfriend shown his support for her on Strictly?

Sam and Stacey share a love of watching the football.

After going to a Manchester United match Sam posted a selfie with Stacey captioned: "United then on to Strictly come dancing! Standard Saturdays. Good luck tomoz Girl."

On the show's opening night he also posted a pic of Stacey and a group of friends at a wedding.

He wrote: "Tonight's the night my other love @sjdooley kickes off @bbcstrictly 7:35pm BBC1. Good luck girl."

Who is Stacey Dooley?

Stacey Dooley, 31, is a TV journalist best known for her work on documentaries.

Her work usually involves travel and has taken her to Japan, Iraq and Canada.

Since 2011 she has presented her own show – Stacey Dooley Investigates.

She is currently taking part in the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing with pro dancer Kevin Clifton.

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