BBC Radio Shropshire’s Vicki Archer dies suddenly

Tributes have been paid to BBC Radio Shropshire presenter Vicki Archer who has died suddenly at the age of 41.

The news was announced by her colleague Eric Smith on-air this afternoon at 3pm. He said thoughts were with her family and the cause of her death is not known.

“As you’d expect our programmes for the rest of the day will sound a bit different to usual as we remember Vicki.”

She hosted her radio show as normal on Monday afternoon and even tweeted a funny selfie of herself after forgetting her glasses. She had just returned from a holiday in Majorca.

Vicki has worked at The Pulse in West Yorkshire, Century FM and the Magic network, before returning to the BBC where she hosted the afternoon show since 2010.

She worked with co-host Adam Green each day and also worked as a VO and event host.

David Jennings, Head of Regional programmes West Midlands, says: “We are heartbroken at Vicki’s death. Everyone here at Radio Shropshire respected her as a great presenter and journalist, but so much more than that we loved the sense of fun she brought to her shows and the station. Her loss leaves a huge void. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.”

Vicki Archer’s parents have issued this statement on the behalf of the family: “Vicki was a much-loved daughter and mother as well as being an extremely talented broadcaster. We are still coming to terms with her tragic loss so would ask that people respect our privacy and leave us alone to grieve as a family.”

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  1. Jeff C says

    I’ve never heard the show nor the station but this is tragic news and even worse that she was only 41. Condolences to her family and friends.

  2. Sue E says

    For so many years, Adam and Vicki have accompanied me on my various journeys home from school. So saddened by this news and deepest sympathy to all her family and colleagues at Radio Shropshire.
    From a very sad teacher and devoted listener to my local radio.

  3. Simon G says

    I worked with Vicki for quite a few years, and she was the most lovely and daft person you could wish to meet. Utterly shocked.

  4. Tony Simon says

    Very sad to hear of Vicki’s death. I listened frequently during the short time I was broadcasting in Yorkshire which included covering at Magic Sheffield for 3 weeks and Vicki was on after from the network. She was great company on the way home and her dilemas had me in stiches!

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