She’s a Strictly Come Dancing alumna, Capital FM DJ and the new voice of Shipwrecked yet, like everyone, Vick Hope had to start somewhere.
The 29-year-old says she ‘owes everything’ to the one person who gave her a break in TV presenting, saying everyone needs someone to believe in them.
That’s why Vick is supporting community-based project Breadwinners which was chosen as one of The People’s Projects winners in 2018, thanks to their work in helping young asylum seekers and refugees into jobs selling bread on market stalls in London.
Vick says: ‘When I first came to London to find work in TV, it was impossible because someone needs to take that chance on you.
‘One of the first and most important times someone put their faith in me was when I first worked at ITN, one of the news and entertainment editors trusted me with producing and presenting the 4Music breakfast news.
‘I’d been a runner and did researcher work but I had very little experience in front of the screen.’
From there, Vick went on to benefit from opportunities in Channel 5 and ITV2 shows.