Quick facts
Birth date 14 Jan, 1967
Age 52 yrs
Occupations Television presenter
Citizenship United Kingdom
Birth place Herne Bay
Gender Female
Description English television presenter

Who is Nicki Chapman?

Nicki Chapman is known as an English media personality and public relations agent. She is most famous for being a judge on Popstars and Pop Idol.

She was on January 14, 1967 in Kent, United Kingdom. She had a little sister named Shelley.

Marriage and Husband

Nicki got married to Dave Shackleton, who works as the vice president for Sony BMG International. They met in the year 1991 when Chapman was only 21 years old. She was looking for a job in the music industry and this is when they met. They started to date at once and they got married a few years after. They do not have any children yet.


Nicki Chapman established herself as a leading woman in the music field. She had a vital part in the British Pop music industry. She became popular for being a judge of many music reality television shows.

Nicki Chapman did not have a good start and she was earning very little when she first started out. She took a long journey in her television and music career. When she was 21 years old, she started to work as a promotion assistant for MCA records. She worked in this capacity up to the time she became the partner of Brilliant!, a PR company. From 1995 until the finish of 2000 she was a joint partner in the PR Company which propelled or potentially represented acts like The Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, Phil Collins, and Billie Piper, David Bowie.

She kept in communication with Simon Fuller in the 1990s. She joined his company called 19 entertainment. It was the experience that she wanted so that she could springboard into fame. Afterward, she made an appearance as a judge for a famous television show known as Popstars and then at Pop Idol.

She went on to work with many well-known people like Peter Wateman, Simon Cowell, and Paul Adam. She has become famous for working on different projects for ITV and BBC. She worked for BBC’s Breakfast and Holidays at Home. She was also the host of the ITV cookery show Soapstar Superchef.

A highlight of Nicki's career came when she was picked to participate in BBC1's Sport Relief showjumping programming Only Fools On Horses. She additionally partnered Christopher Biggins on Let's Dance For Comic help. In 2008, Nicki re-joined with her ex-Pop Idol judges Pete Waterman and Neil Fox and gave her comedy side on Peter Kay's Britain's Got The Pop Factor… And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice. The special was a ratings hit and she proceeded to perform with Peter on The Royal Variety Show before Her Majesty The Queen.

She currently hosts Wanted Down Under, Escape To The Country and its side project, I Escaped To The Country for BBC1 which has been broadcasted to more than 110 nations around the world, including Netflix. She has been the backbone of the BBC presenting group at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show since 2006.

Last Modified: May 26, 2020

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