Vicki has enjoyed an extensive career in television, theatre and film and is known worldwide as waitress Yvette in the B.A.F.T.A nominated and award-winning series Allo Allo and The Return of Allo Allo and recently for her portrayal of Jo Cotton in Eastenders.
Also this year, Vicki has appeared in the TV programmes; Allo Allo 40 Years of Laughter, Norman Wisdom Funniest Moments, Ronnie Corbett:My 30 Funniest Moments, Comedy Classics One Foot in the Grave, Morecambe and Wise 30 Funniest Moments, Les Dawson 30 Funniest Moments and The 1970’s Dinner Party in addition to starring in the multi-award nominated radio sitcom Barmy Dale, as Angie Edwards. She has also recently completed work on the film Bermondsey Tales:Fall of the Roman Empire with John Hannah, Alan Ford and Michael Head.
Other television work includes roles in; Emmerdale, Doctors and The Keith and Paddy Picture Show. Earlier iconic series include Noel’s House Party, The Goodies, Softly Softly, The Last Days of Pompeii, The Professionals, Space 1999 and Minder to name but a few.
Her film credits include; All in the Game with Ray Winstone, Idris Elba OBE and Danny Dyer, Silent Hours with Hugh Bonneville, the award winning Grimaldi:The Funniest Man in the World, with The Chuckle Brothers and David Essex, Rise of the Footsoldier lll, The Callback Queen and Run For Your Wife. Earlier credits include; The Greek Tycoon with Anthony Quinn, Spectre with Sir John Hurt and Robert Culp, The Priest of Love with Sir Ian McKellen and Ava Gardner, The Likely Lads, George and Mildred and Queen Kong.
Vicki began her career appearing with comedy greats including; The Two Ronnies, Les Dawson, Sir Ken Dodd, Leonard Rossiter, Kenny Everett, Dick Emery, Sir Lenny Henry, Cannon and Ball, Little and Large and Danny La Rue.
She made her stage debut in 1970 working in London’s West End for a year with the wonderful Dudley Moore in Play It Again Sam. She has since starred in a vast array of leading roles including Marilyn Monroe in Hello Norma Jeane, Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Jacqueline in Marc Camoletti’s Don’t Dress For Dinner, Maxine in Richard Harris’s Stepping Out and Mina in Dracula as well as roles in numerous Alan Ayckbourn comedies, Ray Cooney farces and much more. Her most recent performances include; Olive in Dirty Dusting, Vicki in Hormonal Housewives, Sarah in The Naked Truth, Sarah Daniels in That’s Love and her one woman show I Shall Say This Only Once.
Her stage musical credits include; Miss Hannigan in Annie, Lady Raeburn and Asphynxia in Salad Days, Miss Mona in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Vi Collins in Stop Dreamin’ and Bathsheba in Beauty and the Beast.
Vicki is an experienced pantomime performer with over 30 pantomimes to her credit. Roles have included; The Wicked Red Queen in Snow White, Carabosse and the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin and Genie of the Ring in Aladdin, Mrs Darling and Harrietta Hook in Peter Pan, Lady Cruella and the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, the Good Fairy in Mother Goose and Jack and the Beanstalk and the Enchantress in Robin Hood and Beauty and the Beast.
No stranger to reality TV her credits include; I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Costa Del Celebrity, Celebrity Masterchef and Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.
Throughout her career Vicki has appeared on such shows as; Good Morning Britain, Loose Women, Lorraine, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, The Jeremy Vine Show, The Wright Stuff, and game show classics such as The Chase, Pointless Celebrities, Celebrity Eggheads, Jo Brand’s Wall of Comedy, All Star Mr and Mrs, Hypothetical, Blankety Blank, Celebrity Squares, The Weakest Link, The Generation Game, Through The Keyhole, Call My Bluff, Crosswits and Give Us A Clue to name but a few.
In a classical vein, Vicki has narrated Edith Sitwell’s poetry to William Walton’s Façade and for The Cressing Temple Festival with The English Sinfonia.
Highly regarded as a presenter, Vicki hosts her own weekly radio show Vix Mix on Phoenix 98fm. She has also hosted many award ceremonies including; The Soldiering Awards with Jeremy Vine and JJ Chalmers, the Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque Award events and Tribute Lunches, co-hosted the radio shows My Music and BBC’s Westenders, presented musical concerts for the London Show Choir and Tonight At The Musicals with stars of the West End. She has also hosted celebrity quizzes at the NEC for The Caravan and Motorhome Club and The Marie Curie Brain Game among many others.
Behind the spotlight, Vicki’s career has been no less prestigious. She moved behind the cameras as Executive Producer on the Ray Cooney film Run for Your Wife which premiered at The Odeon Leicester Square and featured the cream of the British acting and entertainment industry including; Dame Judi Dench, Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Donald Sinden, Dame June Whitfield, Christopher Biggins, Richard Briers CBE, Bernard Cribbins OBE, Jenny Seagrove and many more.
A committed charity worker, Vicki was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2010 for Services to Charity and made Dame of the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta in 2012.
An astute businesswoman, when not performing or supporting her chosen charities, Vicki can be found working in the family business she started almost 30 years ago, the after-dinner speaker agency Trading Faces. Trading Faces provides a diverse range of celebrity speakers, business and political experts, sports personalities and entertainers for corporate events, product endorsement and press coverage, worldwide.