Stacey Dooley, 32, appeared on the comedic news show The Last Leg on Channel 4 alongside presenter Adam Hills, 48, who probed the star on personal grooming whilst filming her investigative documentaries. The presenter shared a clip of a NBC’s news correspondent Matt Bradley who was reporting from Syria. However, the journalist in question was unaware the cameras were rolling and whilst live on air was filmed spitting into his own hand as he attempted to smooth his hair down. The host quizzed the documentary filmmaker and asked if she had a similar experience.
Adam asked: “Stacey you’ve reported from some pretty inhospitable places. Have you ever had to do something like that?”
Stacey knowingly replied: “We’ve all been there. Do you know what it is? Sometimes it’s not unusual for me to not wash for a couple of weeks.”
The studio audience were seemingly stunned by the Strictly star’s admission, before she quickly added: “But you can’t smell anything.”
Comedian Aisling Bea probed further, saying: “What… just generally or when you’re reporting?”
To which the journalist replied: “When I’m reporting. Say I’m in the Middle East somewhere or wherever, and we are somewhere quite remote and there’s no running water, it’s just baby wipes.”
To seemingly clarify what Stacey had told them, Adam said: “You just live on baby wipes for two weeks?”