Vick Hope hosted her radio show on no sleep

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 August 2020
Vick Hope

Vick Hope

Radio host Vick Hope has confessed she regularly presented her breakfast show on no sleep

Vick Hope regularly presented her breakfast radio show on no sleep.

The 30-year-old broadcaster co-hosted the morning programme on Capital with Roman Kemp until February this year and she admitted the early start for the show often meant she'd head straight into work after a night partying with her friends.

She said: "25 of my mates came to Ibiza with me to celebrate my 30th birthday.

"At Capital quite often I was coming in [to do the show straight] from a night out."

Vick studied modern languages at Cambridge University but admitted being mixed race and from a northern background, she didn't feel like she "belonged", despite being the establishment's poster girl for diversity.

She told the Sunday Times Style magazine: "At first I felt like I didn't belong. It's not hugely diverse, not just being black but being from the north you are few and far between. Sometimes it did feel tokenistic.

"I was put on the front of the prospectus within two months of being there with a profile that felt a bit like: 'If I can do it, anyone can.'

"I'm happy to have been part of that access literature, it's important that they're working on it and I feel lucky to have gone there."

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant's last relationship, with Tom Rosenthal, ended in 2017 but she's found dating to be much more "painful" than the end of their four-year romance was.

She said: "It was a great relationship, but I had a lot of growing still to do and he was ready to settle...

"The heartbreak from dating is a hundred times more painful than ending a long relationship. It is brutal!

"Those three-monthers are so painful because you feel so intensely, then they're cut off because of cheating, ghosting or whatever. I was on Hinge for a bit, but I'm very happy to be single now."

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