The BBC Three presenter will don her dancing shoes later this year for Strictly Come Dancing 2018.
The star’s latest BBC gig was announced on Thursday via the official BBC Instagram account, in view of its 332,000 followers.
Following the exciting news, a post was shared on the show’s verified Twitter account, @BBCStrictly, which addressed who her future dance partner could be.
And, while show bosses are remaining tight-lipped about which professional she could be dancing with, one Strictly favourite couldn’t help but share their excitement about working with the 31-year-old.
The post by the BBC read: “Stacey Dooley’s next investigation: who will be her #Strictly dance partner?
“All we know is that @StaceyDooley’s joining our glittering 2018 line-up!”
And, after seeing the tweet, Kevin Clifton, who first joined the show’s professional line-up back in 2013, rushed to show his support for the journalist.
Hitting at his hopes that he would be partnered with the star, the 35-year-old swooned: “I am such a fan of @StaceyDooley!”
Hours later, she responded to the choreographer with a cryptic message.
Avoiding sharing any text, the Luton-born presenter tweeted a series of emojis.
STRICTLY COME DANCING 2018 LINE-UP
The first image was of an open-mouthed emoji, which is defined by Emojipedia.org as a “weary face”.
She proceeded to post a broken heart emoji, followed by a number of hearts.
Finishing off her mysterious message with emojis of a man and a woman dancing.
After seeing Kevin’s post, fans rushed to share their thoughts about the duo being paired up together.
“You two would be amazing together,” swooned one social media user.
Another fan gushed: “We are hoping she’s your partner – a perfect match!”
A third person enthused: “Ooooh, she’d be brill for you Kev!”(sic)
“Well we now know who you’d like to be paired with then! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you,” wrote a fourth.
STRICTLY COME DANCING 2018 LINE-UP: STACEY DOOLEY IN PICTURES
Strictly Come Dancing returns in Autumn this year on BBC One.
STRICTLY COME DANCING WINNERS: A TIMELINE
2004 winner: Natasha Kaplinsky
Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the first celebrity to win the BBC dancing series, which originally aired in July of 2004. She was partnered with Brendan Cole. They finished 39 points ahead of competitor Christopher Parker.
2004 winner: Jill Halfpenny
Jill Halfpenny was the second star to impress the judges with her dancing skills. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis in December of 2004.
2004 winner: Darren Gough
Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly. He and partner Lilia Kopylova wowed audiences but never once finished at the top of the leaderboard.
2006 winner: Mark Ramprakash
Mark Ramprakash was the fourth star to lift the Glitterball Trophy. He was partnered with Karen Hardy and they were the first couple to restart a routine after their initial attempt saw Mark’s mic get caught in Karen’s dress.
2007 winner: Alesha Dixon
Before becoming a Strictly judge, Alesha Dixon won the nation’s hearts and the Glitterball Trophy during the fifth series. She was partnered with professional dancer Matthew Cutler.
2008 winner: Tom Chambers
Holby City star Tom Chambers was partnered with Camilla Dallerup when he won the sixth series. He performed the Foxtrot and Salsa in the final week.
2009 winner: Chris Hollins
BBC Breakfast presenter Chris Hollins and his professional partner Ola Jordan surprised viewers when they beat Ricky Whittle and his partner Natalie Lowe in the final. They wowed with the Foxtrot, Charleston, Lindy Hop and Showdance.
2010 winner: Kara Tointon
Kara Tointon was the eighth celebrity to win Strictly. She danced with Artem Chigvintsev and failed to receive 40 points throughout her time on the show.
2011 winner: Harry Judd
Former McFly star Harry Judd was the ninth star to lift the Glitterball Trophy. He didn’t top the leaderboard until week seven but then scored 40 points twice in the final.
2012 winner: Louis Smith
The tenth series of the BBC show was won by Olympian Louis Smith. He danced his way to victory with professional partner Flavia Cacace. He faced competition from Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Danni Harmer in the series finale.
2013 winner: Abbey Clancy
Model Abbey Clancy won series eleven of Strictly alongside partner Alijaz Skorjanec. She was called a “spectacular dancer” with “wonderful posture” by former head judge Len Goodman.
2014 winner: Caroline Flack
Love Island host Caroline Flack took to the dance floor in series 12 where she scooped the Glitterball Trophy with Pasha Kovalev.
2015 winner: Jay McGuiness
Jay McGuiness surprised viewers when he won the thirteenth series of the BBC dancing competition with Aliona Vilani. When he learned he’d won, he told host Tess Daly: “I feel spaced out – it’s really weird.”
2016 winner: Ore Oduba
Ore Oduba won the thirteenth series of the BBC dancing competition with Joanne Clifton.
The sports presenter broke down in tears after beating Danny Mac and Louise Redknapp.
2017 winner: Joe McFadden
Last year’s winner of Strictly was Joe McFadden. The Holby City star beat off competition from fan favourite Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke.
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