Speaker & Host
Nicki Chapman is a gifted speaker, highly skilled event host, TV presenter and broadcaster. She is best known for presenting such programmes as the BBC's 'Wanted Down Under' and 'Escape to the Country'. Nicki also stands in for Zoe Ball and Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio 2.
Furthermore Nicki brings a real sparkle to every event. An exceptionally lovely person, Nicki Chapman is an event planner/speaker booker’s dream.
"It was lovely to meet you on Saturday and thanks a million for being such a brilliant host. The feedback from everyone involved was that you were excellent – engaging, friendly, warm, knowledgeable . They all loved the way you came down amongst them at the end. We really enjoyed working with you."
WANN - Global Recruitment Marketing
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Read more about Nicki Chapman
Nicki Chapman was born in Canterbury, Kent living by the sea in Herne Bay with her sister and parents. After leaving school at 16 and spending three years at the local college, wanderlust encouraged Nicki to visit Australia. She fell in love with the place and returned to the UK to get organised for emigrating there. However, whilst waiting for her visa, the lure of London and the music industry beckoned. This changed her career path and life forever.
At 21, Nicki worked her way up in the music industry starting off as a Promotions’ Assistant at MCA Records. She quickly became one of the youngest publicists in the industry. Subsequently she moved to RCA Records as 'Head of TV Promotions, where she began a long association with Simon Cowell.
From 1995 until the end of 2000 she was a joint partner in the Brilliant! PR Company which represented many leading music greats. They included the Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, Charlotte Church, Take That, Phil Collins, Billie Piper, David Bowie, Van Morrison and Amy Winehouse. It was also responsible for the PR for the 'BRIT Awards' and the 'Big Breakfast'.
It was during this time Nicki Chapman was approached by ITV to judge a brand new entertainment show called 'Popstars' (2000). The resulting band were called Hear'Say and went on to sell over a million copies of their first single ‘Pure and Simple’.
Having met and worked with Simon Fuller in the nineties she joined his management company, '19 Entertainment' in January 2001 as Creative Director. Again she was working with acts including Annie Lennox, Will Young and S Club 7. Nicki Chapman continued her role as judge on ITV/19’s 'Pop Idol', reuniting with Simon Cowell and alongside Pete Waterman and Dr Fox.
Nicki Chapman has presented numerous factual/entertainment programmes . These include the 'RHS Chelsea Flower Show', 'Wanted Down Under' and 'Escape to the Country'.
Nicki and ‘Nasty’ Nigel danced together as ‘Fred & Ginger’ in 2001 on BBC1’s 'Children In Need'. Similarly Nicki was one of twelve celebrities who took part in BBC1’s Sport Relief show jumping programme 'Only Fools on Horses', coming second. She also partnered Christopher Biggins on 'Let’s Dance' for Comic Relief.
In 2008, Nicki joined her fellow ex-Pop Idol judges Pete Waterman and Neil Fox on Peter Kay's 'Britain's Got The Pop Factor. And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice'. She also appeared in 2009 as a judge on Disney Channel's 'Hannah-Oke' along with Disney’s Brad Kavanagh and 'Dancing on Ice' judge Jason Gardiner.
She sits on the steering committee for 'Sport Relief' and has travelled to Uganda and Ghana for the charity.
Nicki’s interests are ‘car booties’ (guilty pleasure), the gym, movies, travelling and gardening. She has a passion for Elizabethan history and novels, celebrity gossip. She is married to the music exec David Shakleton.
Nicki Chapman's Speeches
My Life In The Music Industry - From leaving school at 16 and working my way up through the music industry, working alongside such acts as Take That, Robson & Jerome, the Spice Girls, Kylie, David Bowie, Phil Collins, Annie Lennox, Van Morrison with accompanying anecdotes..
My Life In Television & Radio - from my first foray on the biggest TV show in the UK (Popstars and Pop Idol) to presenting for 'BBC Breakfast News', 'Wanted Down Under', 'Escape to the Country', the 'RHS Chelsea Flower Show', 'Sky News' and BBC Radio 2...
Wish You Were Here...present cruise excepted I have had the chance to travel the length and breadth of the world with 'Comic Relief', BBC1's Holiday Programme, 'Pop Stars' and sometimes just on holiday. Here are my Top 10 Destinations and why...
Or a mix of all three!