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The popular Mum-of-three had been hosting the 3-7pm BBC Radio Shropshire show, before abruptly going off air.

BBC radio host Vicki Archer was tragically found dead just hours after walking out midway through her afternoon show saying she “needed a break”, an inquest has heard.

The mum-of-three, 41, had been co-hosting the 3-7pm BBC Radio Shropshire show with Adam Green when she abruptly went off the air shortly before 5pm, The Sun reported.

She was found dead at home by her stepfather just hours after leaving the radio station — telling colleagues she was “upset”.

An inquest heard how she told BBC colleagues she needed “a break” before returning to her home.

Her stepfather Lee Holyoake, 64, discovered Vicki’s lifeless body at around 8.15pm.

Tragically, nothing could be done to save the popular broadcaster and she was pronounced dead soon after. 

Today Shropshire Coroner John Ellery concluded Vicki died as a result of suicide.

He said: “Victoria had made two previous attempts to take her own life in the past and suffered from depression.

“Victoria left her radio show in mid-air and she said she was going for a break.

“My conclusion is Victoria did do the act that led to her death. She intended to kill herself, and that leads me to the inevitable conclusion of suicide.

“This is a tragic case for her family and our condolences are and must be with her children.”