Nicki Chapman is an accomplished TV presenter and broadcaster known for her work including ‘Wanted Down Under’, the nation’s favourite ‘Escape To The Country’ and its spin-off, ‘I Escape To The Country’ for BBC1.
She has become a mainstay of the BBC presenting team, being a central figure during The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, broadcasting live as well as being a contributor on Morning Live and recently narrating the long-running classic, Points of View.
Nicki is a regular presenter for Radio 2, often sitting in for Zoe Ball on the Breakfast Show and Vanessa Feltz on Early Breakfast. She has also hosted three documentaries: The Fuller Picture (an in-depth interview with music entrepreneur Simon Fuller), Here We Come – The Monkees at 50 and Let’s Abba Party.
For television, she has also recently presented three documentary programmes for the BBC, the Dave Myers’ hosted Operation People Power, Britain’s Home Truths and Holding Back The Years. On top of this, Nicki is a much sought after event host and speaker and is a qualified coach offering empowerment and advisory skills to celebrities, individuals and corporate businesses alike.
Having started her career as a Promotions Assistant at MCA Records, Nicki quickly become one of the youngest and most successful publicists in the industry. Three years later she moved to RCA Records as Head of TV Promotions, before joining Brilliant! PR Company where she was joint partner for five years. Her vast knowledge of the music industry led Nicki to be a judge on ITV’s Popstars and then subsequently on Pop Idol. Having met with Simon Fuller in the nineties Nicki joined his management company 19 Entertainment in January 2001 as Creative Director, working with artists and personalities such as Annie Lennox, David and Victoria Beckham, Will Young, The Spice Girls, Carrie Underwood and S Club 7.
Lockdown presented an opportunity for Nicki to further spread her wings, this time working on a Podcast from her home studio called ‘Talking Success’ where she interviewed some of the biggest names in the media and the arts.
Nicki is a proud Ambassador for British Dressage and a keen and active supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust, Childline and Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy. After successful brain surgery in 2019, Nicki is now a passionate Ambassador for The Brain Tumour Charity.