Nicholas Andrew Argyll "Nicky" Campbell, OBE (born Nicholas Lackey, 10 April 1961) is a Scottish radio and television presenter and journalist who presented the game show Wheel of Fortune from 1988 until 1996. He also presented the consumer affairs programme Watchdog for eight years. Since 2011, he has co-hosted Long Lost Family with Davina McCall on ITV and currently presents both the BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast programme and BBC One's Sunday morning show The Big Questions.
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Campbell worked for BBC Radio for 10 years between 1987 and 1997. In October 1988 he presented the music and interview show on the station just after Peel's programme which he named Into the Night, that went out from 10:00 pm–midnight Monday to Thursday. Campbell would often speak to Peel in his programmes to talk about Into The Night and also chit chat with him about topics such as football and music. Campbell helped in one of Peel's programmes on 23 November 1989, where he announced the winners of a competition to win one of ten copies of Flair's 1989 football compilation albums.
After Peel's death in 2004, Campbell paid tribute to the DJ on the BBC website:
"John Peel was a broadcasting god. The Peelie you heard on the air was in every way the Peelie you met in the pub, chatted to in the record library and swapped gossip with in the corridor at Broadcasting House. Peel had been with Radio 1 since its launch in 1967. For any broadcaster that is the ultimate achievement. The man had a great brain. He was erudite, knowledgeable and one of the most genuine people I've met in this or any other business. He could also be achingly funny. When he was on the 8-10pm slot on Radio 1 I followed him from 10-12, and we got to know each other well. Sometimes he'd make me laugh so much and always the ascerbic observation was delivered with the pointed and yet disappointed John Peel wryness."