Nobody Told Me... The Importance Of Being Alone

In today's episode, we're joined by award-winning presenter and author Vick Hope. There are some people in life who you are convinced must have more hours in their day, such is their impressive list of achievements. Vick Hope is one of those people. Born in Newcastle, Vick was so adamant that she wanted to go to Cambridge to study Modern Languages that she paid for her own evening courses and shocked her parents and school when she won a place. A similar pattern has followed ever since - if she sets her mind on something, she makes it happen.

Today, Vick is not only a hugely successful TV and radio presenter - she currently hosts Radio 1's much-loved Life Hacks show - she also speaks four languages, has worked with Amnesty International since she just sixteen years old, has written two children's books with her former co-presenter Roman Kemp, and she came fourth in Strictly Come Dancing in 2018. She is clearly a woman with unfathomable amounts of energy and drive. 

But it's also that desire to impress, to always say yes, to seize every opportunity and to please everyone around her, that lead her to have a complete burnout a few years ago. Something so many of us can relate to in a world that equates busy-ness with success.

This is Vick's story in her own words...

Vick Hope is on this year's judging panel for the Women's Prize for Fiction. The winner will be announced on 16th June.

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