BBC radio presenter Vicki Archer dies suddenly aged 41

BBC radio presenter Vicki Archer dies suddenly aged 41
Vicki Archer in the BBC Radio Shropshire studio Credit: Vicki Archer/Twitter

Local radio presenter Vicki Archer has died suddenly, aged 41. No cause of death has been confirmed.

Archer worked for BBC Radio Shropshire for more than 20 years, and hosted the station's popular afternoon drivetime programme alongside co-presenter Adam Green since 2010.

Her death was announced on air by the station's Eric Smith. "Our much loved colleague, Vicki Archer, who's been part of your afternoons on this radio station for the past eight years, has died suddenly," he said.

"She was a great presenter, a great broadcaster, and she brought a wonderful sense of fun to her shows and behind the scenes in the newsroom too."

She had previously worked at Century FM, the Magic radio network and West Yorkshire radio station The Pulse.

BBC radio presenter Vicki Archer dies suddenly aged 41
Vicki Archer with her co-presenter Adam Green in April Credit: Vicki Archer/Twitter

"We are heartbroken at Vicki's death," David Jennings, the corporation's head of regional programmes for the West Midlands told the BBC. "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."

In a statement, her family said: "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."

Listeners, friends and colleagues, including her co-host Adam Green, have shared their tributes and condolences on Twitter.

Tony LewisSuch sad news to hear that BBC Radio Shropshire presenter Vicki Archer has suddenly died. Not only was she great radio host but she was such a lively, fun & professional person. She also showed great knowledge & talent as a TV presenter when we worked together a few years ago.

Adam GreenI am sad and numb. Vicki was a lovely human being with a big heart. She was kind, generous, creative, warm and friendly to all she met. In the 8 years I have worked with her there wasn't a day when we didn't laugh out loud. My thoughts are with her beautiful children and family x

Julian PoveyAdam the drive show is a part of my life, I guess like many, for me it’s like having two extra people in the car, my thoughts are with everyone who knows her, in person or just from the radio, and her family and colleagues, I’ll keep listening to the show and keep remembering

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