2014 Update

What a crazy couple of months and a great autumn it’s been. Now I’m definitely struggling to adjust to this winter weather (when are those Australian dates coming up again….?!).

It’s this time of year that you start to reflect on the year to date… and it’s certainly been a busy one. Always having the travel bug, a return trip to Oz for Wanted Down Under was a delight, plus visiting Cambodia and Vietnam for the first time has to be one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.

Escape Interview (cider barrel!)

One of the ‘jewels’ in my presenting career is hosting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and this year was no exception. Bring on May 2015 for yet another floral frenzy….. And where would I be without Escape to the Country. I think I may have even sold the odd house or two. Seriously!!

Highlights of the last couple of months alone have been travelling the breadth of Europe for Escape To The Continent as well as hosting The Spanish Riding School of Vienna. I was working, or should that be watching, in awe as Carl Hester, Lee Pearson and Natasha Baker, our Olympic and Paralympic gold medalists, gave their dressage demonstrations to audiences of thousands at Sheffield and Wembley Areas.

Spanish Riding School


I’m finally enjoying some down time back home (log fire and some good/bad TV, yes please) and looking forward to spending the Christmas season with family. I’ll also be popping into BBC Radio 2 to host some shows towards the end of the month and early January (they’re my family too, don’t forget!), so make sure you send in your festive requests and you may get a shout out and dedication from yours truly.

Keep an eye out for the new series of Wanted Down Under on BBC1 in January. Tears and tantrums a plenty, plus hopefully some life changing moments too!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!
See you all in 2015!
Nicki x


So firstly thank you for checking out my brand new website, it’s a fresh start with lots of things coming up so keep checking in for the latest updates.

This summer has been barmy (and I’m not just talking about the weather); we’ve just wrapped on Wanted Down Under for another series and I’m already missing it. For those who don’t know, the series sees me fly out to Australia or New Zealand with families for a week long relocation trial, after which they have to decide whether they want to re-locate. I love to get to know the families and their dreams but it’s a big move and a massive undertaking.


Escape To The Country has also been in full swing. We had the pleasure of traveling the length and breadth of the British countryside from Cornwall to North Yorkshire, with my wellies at the ready! However, I’m happy to report they stayed clean and unused this series.

I’m excited that there is word of further ‘Escapes’ with the second series of Escape To The Continent also being filming a little later this year. Not that I’m keen or anything but my suitcase is ready and waiting at the door..