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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