Who Is Capital DJ and Strictly Star Vick Hope? 11 Things You Need To Know Including Age And Career
14 August 2018, 14:11 | Updated: 21 September 2018, 17:09
Capital Breakfast's Vick Hope is swapping Roman Kemp for Strictly Come Dancing partner Graziano Di Prima - here's everything you need to know.
DJ Vick Hope been waking London up every weekday morning from 6AM alongside Roman Kemp and now she's going to be gracing our screens every Saturday on Strictly Come Dancing - but how much do you really know about her?
Vick actually studied at the University of Cambridge
Well, that's a sure way to make us feel stupid, isn't it? Deciding to explore the world of "word", Vick studied Modern Language at the prestigious University of Cambridge, before hosting a show for MTV in Beunos Aires. Not bad, eh?
She can also speak fluently in French, Spanish and Portuguese.
My bro, in all seriousness and disgust: 'What the hell, Vick! Four years at university and you don't know how to light a fire?!' Correct, G.— Vick Hope (@VickNHope) December 23, 2013
Vick Hope has been on some of your favourite TV shows...
Don't worry - Vick isn't just on your radio. You can spot her as The Voice's digital correspondent, acting ever-so-professional with the likes of will.i.am. (See below.)
She also hosted Sky One's Carnage, alongside Freddie Flintoff and Lethal Bizzle.
Who are Vick's inspirations?
Having been a part of the broadcasting industry for years - working with the likes of MTV and Disney Channel - Vick cites the likes of Louis Theroux and Dawn O’Porter as some of her inspirations.
She's interviewed some of the world's biggest stars!
We once got excited because we saw Ross Kemp picking up some noodles in the local supermarket. Meanwhile Vick Hope has rubbed shoulders with some serious A-listers. She's had some dodgy joke-off's against Anne-Marie, has been pied off by Not3s, and even had Colin Farrell lick prawn cocktail off of her dress.
Vick Hope age revealed
What had you done by the time you were 28? You probably considered moving out but never really got round to doing it. Vick, on the other hand, now hosts Capital Breakfast alongside Roman Kemp and Vick Hope, at 28-years-old.
Her birthday's on September 25, 1989.
Where is Vick from? If you're from Newcastle, you may have been Vick's neighbour
The presenter was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, but now lives in London.
Newcastle, you make my heart swell, every time. #homesweethome— Vick Hope (@VickNHope) July 24, 2016
While half of her family is Geordie, her mother's side of the Hope family is actually Nigerian, and they still live in West Africa now.
She actually knew Roman Kemp way before Capital Breakfast...
The pair didn't meet during Capital Breakfast. In fact, Roman Kemp and Vick Hope actually met when they co-hosted ITV2's 2Awesome, where they'd chat to the likes of The Vamps and Pixie Lott. They also worked together on Red Bull TV's Can You Make It?
Vick has been all over the world on her travels
If you've got a bucket list, you're going to have to do a hell of a lot to beat Vick's.
After university, Vick used to live in Argentina, working as a journalist there, covering Latin-American current affairs.
She also spent a fortnight in South Africa filming Sky One's Carnage alongside Freddie Flintoff and Lethal Bizzle, as well as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro when she was 18, and jumping out of a helicopter for #CapitalInDubai
She's probably more of a sporting fan than you...
Vick claims to be pretty into her sports; especially her cycling. Not only is she keen on the sport, herself, she's also covered biking events for Channel 4, Sky Sports and Eurosport, as well as hosting coverage for Fulham FC TV.
She's also travelled the world with Red Bull, hosting their Flugtag and Soap Box Race.
Ms Hope is also a big advocate for human rights...
From an early age - 10 years old, in fact - Vick was asked to be the face of Childline. And even though her mother rejected the offer, that didn't stop Vick, who has gone on to become an Amnesty International ambassador, as well as a human rights activist, having worked with them since she was 16.
Recently, Vick hosted the stage at the Women's March, which she claims is her proudest moment to date.
Vick Hope's extensive CV and career
Before TV and radio, Vick paid her way through university via a series of jobs, including - deep breath:
Working in bars, pubs and restaurants, doing people's online dating for them (no, really!), walking around town handing out nachos, followed by a Mariachi band, working as a hostess in a cocktail bar (where she bumped into a hella load of the Sunderland team), as well as dancing in her friend's art shows in a club in Buenos Aires.