‘It’s a dream come true’: Vick Hope is set to join BBC Radio 1 as a co-host for Life Hacks and The Official Chart: First Look
Vick Hope has joined BBC Radio 1 and is set to take over from Cel Spellman in two Sunday slots at the station, it was revealed by BBC on Thursday.
The DJ, 30, will join current co-host Katie Thistleton on Life Hacks from 4-6pm with the duo staying behind the mic for another hour to front The Official Chart: First Look.
Their show will provide the earliest possible glance at the Official Singles Chart for the following week.
‘It’s a dream come true’: Vick Hope is set to join BBC Radio 1 as co-host for Life Hacks and The Official Chart: First Look
Vick, who is a former Capital FM breakfast host, gushed that her new position is a ‘dream come true’.
Discussing the new venture, she said in delight: ‘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 & careers, sex & relationships to racism.’
Exciting: The DJ, 30, will join current co-host Katie Thistleton on Life Hacks from 4-6pm with the duo staying behind the mic for another hour to front The Official Chart: First Look
Going on to discuss the show, Vick added: ‘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.’
Cel is set to depart the programmes at the end of August to focus on other ventures, though he will continue to be a part of the station.
Of leaving the show, Cel said: ‘If you had told me when I first covered the Sunday afternoon slot in 2014 what would follow, I wouldn’t have believed you. I still can’t quite believe it, yet here we are.
Radio role: Vick, who is a former Capital FM breakfast host, is taking over from Cel Spellman on Life Hacks, and she claimed the news was a ‘dream come true’
‘Getting to share my Sunday afternoon with the Radio 1 listeners for the last 5 years has been one of my greatest privileges, joys and achievements.
‘I can’t wait to live out this next chapter of my career, continuing being a part of the Radio 1 family whilst also being able to focus and dedicate more time to my acting, broadcasting and social action commitments and ambitions. Peace and love.’
Radio 1 will be introducing some other changes on 1 September, which will see Greg James’ breakfast show move to 7 to 10.30 am Monday-Thursday.
He will be followed by Clara Amfo until 1pm, before Scott Mills takes over between 1-3.30pm and Nick Grimshaw’s show airs from 3.30-6pm.
Future Sounds with Annie Mac will move to a new 6-8pm slot, with her prestigious Hottest Record in the World feature moving to open her show.
A brand new show, Radio 1’s Future Artists with Jack Saunders, will air Monday-Wednesday from 10pm to midnight to support up and coming artists, while Jack will also keep his Thursday evening Indie Show in the same later time-slot.
Opportunities: Discussing the new venture, she said: ‘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’