Former Capital Breakfast co-host Vick Hope is back on air at Breakfast today, this time at BBC Radio 1. She’ll join Matt Edmondson when she feels in for Mollie King on the Weekend Breakfast show.
Vick was recently named as the new co-host of Radio 1’s Life Hacks (Sundays, 4-6pm) and The Official Chart: First Look on Radio 1 (Sundays, 6-7pm).
In September, Vick joined current co-host Katie Thistleton on Life Hacks, a weekly show dedicated to open and frank discussion about issues affecting young people, and The Official Chart: First Look, a Sunday evening show providing the earliest possible glance at the Official Singles Chart for the following week.
Since beginning her broadcasting career aged just 19, Newcastle-born Vick has made her mark across the TV and radio industry, counting presenting roles across MTV, ITV and Channel 4 among her achievements, as well as appearing on Strictly Come Dancing. Most recently, Vick spent three years as co-host of Capital FM’s breakfast show.
Vick Hope says: “Joining the BBC Radio 1 family is an absolute dream come true. I grew up listening to Radio 1 religiously, and am honoured to present Life Hacks, a show that is so important to me and so many listeners. Right back since the days of The Surgery, I have loved listening to this weekly platform which so openly, honestly and thoroughly discusses issues affecting young people: from mental health and grief to education and careers, sex and relationships to racism. Above all, Life Hacks is a community, a space where, whatever is going on in your life, you can know you’re not alone. I am excited to be a part of continuing to build this community of support and advice and look forward to turning my hand to hosting The Official Chart: First Look too.”
Hear Vick with Matt Edmondson today, tomorrow and Sunday on Radio 1, from 7am or on demand later via BBC Sounds.