Friday 12 February 2021
Six new families have been confirmed for the second series of Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, which is set to return to UKTV's premium entertainment channel, W, later this year. The first series of the UKTV Original, produced by Firecracker Films, aired in 2019 and became one of the channel's most watched shows of the year, reaching over 1.3million adults across the six episodes.
The brand-new series sees Stacey explore more unseen areas of modern relationships and family life as she spends 72-hours as a house guest, learning all the routines and rituals that make each one so unique. Families for this series include:
Tradwife - Felipe and Lillian have created a home life that follows the extremely traditional lifestyle or 'tradlife'. Putting her career ambitions to one side, Lillian has become part of a growing movement of 'tradwives' - meaning she prefers to take a submissive role in her marriage to husband Felipe. As head of the household, Felipe is responsible for providing all the family income; while Lillian's role is to be a 1950s-style housewife, cooking, cleaning, ironing, home-educating their two young children and deferring to "the boss" in all decisions.
Strictly Orthodox Jewish Family - Rabbi Mordechai and his American-born wife Blima are parents of nine children, aged between one and 16. As members of the Hasidic Jewish movement, Chabad, they live a strictly Orthodox Jewish lifestyle at home - adhering scrupulously to ancient rules covering everything from diet to marital relations. But theirs isn't an inward-looking or isolated life: Mordechai ministers to a congregation of 800 families across the community with various levels of observance.
Eco Warriors - Environmental campaigner and aristocrat Roc purchased the remote Hebridean island of Gometra 25 years ago and moved into a derelict house with his four children. Gometra has been his main residence ever since and he spends the majority of his time living there, alongside a handful of other people who live in the few other renovated cottages on the island.
Roc and his children are staunch environmentalists, rejecting mains electricity and most of the trappings of twenty-first century life. They chop their own firewood, grow their own food and wash all their clothes in a bucket. But Roc and three of his children - Blue, Savannah and Lazer - do sally out to the mainland. They make a 17-hour journey to London (involving an eight-mile walk, two ferries, two buses and three trains) to help lead the controversial Extinction Rebellion and HS2 campaigns.
Child Model - Professional model Keisha and Nigerian millionaire Kunle have two children together. Their youngest, Dior, is the epitome of a star of the future; forthright, articulate and bubbly. This young girl is following in her mother's footsteps and is already well on the way to becoming a successful model - a career path she first embarked on when she was still only three years old.
Living with Down's Syndrome - Welsh couple Dom and Kellie weren't fully prepared for the challenges that they would face when their two sons, Lucus and Alexander, were diagnosed with Down's Syndrome and cerebral palsy respectively. Their eldest daughter, Isabella, used to get upset by how frustrated Lucus would become as he struggled to communicate, so she learned Makaton sign language, and it became part of the family's everyday life. 13-year-old Isabella and her brother have now become social media stars - as they share their relationship and teach Makaton to her 15 thousand YouTube subscribers.
The British Lion King - 29-year-old Reece has always loved animals and grew up surrounded by horses and domestic pets. But this didn't soften the shock to Reece's family four years ago when, right next to the family home in the quaint village of Strelley in Nottinghamshire, he installed a cage full of big cats. Since then, his collection of exotic and dangerous animals has only expanded, and his menagerie now includes two lions (Rocky and Rora), a puma (Rogue), 26 squirrel monkeys, two wallabies and a capybara.
The second series of Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over joins a stellar line up of UKTV Originals for W, including Emma Willis: Delivering Babies in 2020, also produced by Firecracker Films, and a brand-new series of Women on the Force, from Lambent Productions and Harbar8.
Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over returns to W later this year.
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W is UKTV's premium entertainment channel, offering audiences a dazzling mix of UKTV Original series with some of the UK's most-loved talent in front and behind the camera.
Part of the W family, Emma Willis trains as a maternity care assistant in Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, while Emily Atack asks herself some big questions in Emily Atack: Adulting and Stacey Dooley spends some time with extraordinary families in Stacey Dooley: Sleeps Over. For its first foray into scripted original series, W welcomed Lorna Martin's Women on the Verge and celebrity PR drama Flack, starring Academy award winner Anna Paquin.
W will also delve into the world of babies and weddings with My Famous Babysitter and The Wedding Fixer, while channel favourite Inside The Ambulance continues to shine a light on paramedics across the UK. Inside the Operating Theatre takes that relationship further, getting to the heart of the surgeons saving lives inside the hospital. Debut series Ski A&E will look at the heroic actions of emergency ski services. And finally, W's hit acquisitions MasterChef Australia, MasterChef USA and MasterChef USA Juniors round out the offering.
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