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Stacey Dooley announces details for new BBC project

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The BBC has revealed details about Stacey Dooley's upcoming documentary, Ready for War?

The one-off programme will follow Dooley as she observes a group of Ukrainian civilians undertake army training in the UK before heading to fight against Russia.

Describing the documentary, the star said in a statement: "These raw recruits go through one of the most relentless training programmes the British Army has ever devised.

"The Ukrainian men I came to know over a few short weeks were incredibly impressive. I think of them every day and hope their training will keep them alive."

Amongst the group undertaking military training are florist Mykola and welder Pasha.

Clare Sillery, BBC Head of Commissioning, Documentaries said: "This film delivers first-time access to the British army's intense training programme for Ukrainian civilians and offers a unique insight into how young people prepare to be frontline soldiers.

"Stacey's ability to grapple with the emotional and psychological challenges they face during this process is why she continues to be so popular with viewers."

Dooley was also given exclusive and unprecedented access to British Army training methods as the recruits learn how to survive on the frontlines.

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"Arriving in the UK, these men have no idea what they are about to go through. Both trainers and trainees know that in just over a month, the lives of every recruit on that course depends on what they have learnt in a dauntingly short time," Brian Woods, Executive Producer for True Vision, added.

Meanwhile, Dooley recently welcomed her first child, a baby girl, with partner Kevin Clifton.

Stacey Dooley: Ready For War? will air on BBC Three and stream on BBC iPlayer.


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