Vick Hope: ‘My most embarrassing moment? I taught a dance class and one of my chicken fillets fell out’

The TV and radio presenter on talking too much, her lifetime fear of quicksand, and who would play her in the film of her life

Born in Newcastle, Vick Hope, 32, studied at Cambridge University. She spent a year at the Argentina Independent newspaper in Buenos Aires, before joining Radio 1, where she currently has three shows a week: Going Home With Vick and Jordan; Life Hacks; and The Official Chart: First Look. She is the author of two children’s books, presents the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast, and hosted Vick Hope’s Breakfast Show, available on the ITV Hub. She lives in London and is engaged to the Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.

What is your greatest fear?
When I was growing up, I thought quicksand was going to be a much bigger fear to contend with on a day‑to-day basis. It hasn’t proved to be a bother yet, but there’s still time.

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