A Nigerian-Geordie with a Cambridge degree, Vick Hope is a multilingual, multi-skilled and multifaceted presenter making waves in the world of broadcast, an industry she has worked in since she was 19 years old. Sunday Times Style have dubbed Vick ‘a new voice of a generation’ after cementing herself as a BBC Radio 1 favourite presenting two national shows each week ‘Life Hacks’ and ‘The Official Chart: First Look’.
Last year Vick presented for BAFTA for their Film Awards Red Carpet, she landed two shows on BBC Radio 1, became an Amnesty International Ambassador alongside Olivia Colman, presented her own show for I’m A Celebrity, stepped into Carol Voderman’s shoes for the CITV reboot of classic Children’s programme HOW, hosted her own 6-part music series Back To Mine for 4Music and The Box, taught the nation French for BBC Celebrity Supply Teacher and presented live segments for This Morning and Lorraine audiences.
From presenting award winning shows across radio and television to writing books and standing up for human rights, Vicks natural empathy and upbeat personality means she exudes confidence and is always able to connect with her audience, however intimate or large.
Vick kicked off 2021 by releasing her second children’s book with previous co-host Roman Host (Capital Breakfast from 2017- 2020). ‘Shout Out: Use your voice, save the day’ which is the sequel to their first book ‘Listen Up: Rule The Airwaves, Rule The School’.
Becoming the author of two children’s books ties in with Vick’s passion to get the nation reading. This year Vick is part of the prestigious judging panel for Women’s Prize For Fiction where she and her fellow judges have whittled 144 books down to just 6 for the recommended shortlist.
Media outlets warm to Vick’s natural passion and enthusiasm for her projects which help to secure the following high reaching national media appearances: BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, Sunday Brunch, BBC This Morning, BBC 2, Lorraine, The I Weekend, MarieClaire, Rollacoaster, Wonderland, Evening Standard, Grazia and Stylist.
Vick is a popular BBC Radio 1 presenter and in addition to her two weekly shows, she has worked with producers to create a ‘Life Hacks Wellbeing Toolkit’ which has advice on career, friendships, money, education and more for younger adults.
BBC Sounds and Warner have commissioned Vick’s own podcast series ‘Songs To Live By’ which is a 10 x 30 minute episode series where Vick hosts x2 guests each week to talk about the importance of black music within our society. With international critically acclaimed guests joining Vick each week, the series has been commissioned for a second series.
To cement Vick’s love of entertainment and as someone who is at the forefront of pop culture, she will be hosting VM BAFTA Television Awards, live from the red carpet on 6th June. After a year of lockdown, this is a huge moment for the entertainment industry and a presenting position which Vick has been hand selected to front.
Vick is also known for appearing on the BAFTA winning 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing, a UK ambassador for SheaMoisture, teaching the nation French on BBC Celebrity Supply Teacher and has worked on campaigns for Missoma, Neutrogena, Vo5, Ralph Lauren to name a few.