We’re thrilled to announce that Vicki Michelle will be joining Jeremy Vine to host the Soldiering On Award ceremony on 22nd April.
Famed worldwide as waitress Yvette in Allo Allo and the Return of Allo Allo, Vicki enjoys an extensive career in television, theatre and film.
On television, she has starred alongside Ray Winstone in All In The Game, as well as appearing in the popular soaps Emmerdale and Doctors. She appeared in the 2014 series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, can be seen as a regular panellist on Big Brother’s Bit On The Side and has recently made appearances on such shows as; The Wright Stuff, Pointless Celebrities, Keep It In The Family, Who’s Doing the Dishes? All Star Mr and Mrs and Celebrity Masterchef.
Vicki made her West End stage debut in Play It Again Sam with Dudley Moore and has gone on to star in numerous leading stage roles including; Ruth in Ayckbourn’s Table Manners and Round and the Garden, Betty in Funny Money, Pamela Willey in Out of Order, Sarah Daniels in That’s Love and as Jacqueline in the box office, record breaking national tour of Don’t Dress For Dinner, all for Ian Dickens. Other roles of note include; Maxine in Stepping Out, Hilda Bigley in Business Affairs, Linda in Wife Begins at Forty, Glenda Parry in The Tart and the Vicar’s Wife, Mina in Dracula, Vera in Dr in the House, Sally in Bedside Manners, Gillian in Audacity, Donna and Dawn in Double Vision and Yvette in the stage version of Allo Allo to name but a few.
Most recently, Vicki has completed a hugely successful run at The Park Theatre, London as Lynnie/Marilyn Monroe in Hello Norma Jeane and added Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest to her stage credits.
An accomplished musical performer, Vicki received much critical acclaim for her performances as the incorrigible Miss Hannigan in Annie, the hugely diverse roles of Lady Raeburn and night club singer Asphynxia in Salad Days, the leading role of Miss Mona in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and the no-nonsense pub landlady Vi Collins in Stop Dreamin’.
In addition to these musical roles Vicki has recently completed her 26th season in pantomime. Relishing the opportunity to be evil, she starred as the delicious, vicious Malicious in Sleeping Beauty.
Favourite film credits include; The Greek Tycoon with Anthony Quinn, George and Mildred, The Likely Lads, The Priest of Love, On the Crest of A Wave and more recently has starred in The Silent Hours with Hugh Bonneville, The Callback Queen, No Reasons, Too Close for Comfort, C.O.O.L.I.O and Dragged Up Dirty. She has also worked behind the cameras as Executive Producer of the Ray Cooney film, Run For Your Wife.
Her earlier career appearances include working alongside comedy greats; The Two Ronnies, Ken Dodd, Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Kenny Everett, Lenny Henry, Danny La Rue, Leonard Rossiter, Richard Beckinsale, Bob Hoskins, Cannon and Ball and Little and Large to name but a few.
Vicki will be starring in the 10th major UK tour of the play The Naked Truth during this spring and summer and is particularly thrilled that daughter, actress Louise Michelle will be joining her in the cast.
Future plans include a return to film appearing in a new horror film, Suburban Fairytales and the leading roles of Violet Spade in the dark comedy The Island Apes and as Cali in For The Love of Ella.
Renowned for her charity work, Vicki was awarded the MBE by The Queen in 2010 and can frequently be found hosting events around the country. Among her numerous charitable roles she is currently President of the Lady Taverner’s – Essex Branch, President of The Heritage Foundation – London, A Lady Ratling, a Member of the Executive Board of the Royal Variety Charity and Patron of Haven House Children’s Hospice and The Dream Factory in Essex.
If this were not enough, Vicki also heads her own celebrity speaker agency Trading Faces, providing celebrity speakers and entertainers for all manor of corporate events.