10 years at QVC and lots to celebrate!

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Hello!

I can hardly believe that I am writing this blog on my 10th anniversary of being a QVC presenter! I know that many of you already know as you supported me (I am forever thankful to you!) but if you don’t, I actually won my job as a QVC presenter in a talent competition that QVC ran called ‘Search for a Presenter’.

It all started with auditions held around the country where around 4000 people entered and from there there was a ‘bootcamp’ style day of further auditions then interviews which then culminated in an eight-week live final with the audience voting every week for who they wanted to keep. I actually never thought in a million years I would win it to be honest as I thought a lady would be likely to win.

For me it was just a way to get in the door at QVC and maybe become a guest so you can imagine my joy and exultation when I actually won!

Here are some photos of my winning night along with a little video that shows you some of the journey:

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It’s been the best job I ever had and it’s also been life changing in many ways – I never take it for granted and I feel blessed every day I come to work at QVC.

So, that’s me celebrating 10 years at QVC but for someone else it’s their 20 year anniversary…. Kim Mendelson, founder of Kim & Co, one of our top-selling fashion ranges at QVC. Kim has special shows coming up for the anniversary and I am delighted to say I will be presenting with her for some of them. I have a real soft spot for Kim, as well as being an incredible business woman she is friendly, kind and a real joy to work with. Happy Anniversary, Kim!

Now, it’s not just old-timers here at QVC but lots of new things to enjoy too:

Hotel Chocolat, who just launched last month at QVC, are back! I have a show at 8pm 17th October and I do hope you will join me. They do special collections for QVC and if you haven’t tried their chocolate in one of their boutiques, it’s absolutely divine.

They even have their own cocoa plantations so they really are experts!

Also new at QVC, something great if you have men to buy for; I have been trying out skin and shave products from the British Barbers’ Association. As you can image, their range is designed to get the man in your life perfectly groomed, fresh and ready for Christmas and the New Year.

You will see this special collection in the ALL NEW Christmas Gift Ideas show with me at 8pm on 18th October. If you fancy trying your luck at winning a British Barbers’ Association bundle worth over £100, head over to Simon Biagi’s blog now!

And finally, something I did mention in my last blog that’s going to be launching in The Morning Show with me on 23rd October is Scentered – a range of candles and balms that all have natural ingredients to cultivate a particular mood or feeling. My favourites are ‘escape’ and ‘focus’. I will be telling you more with the co-founder Fay.

Especially for QVC they have created Christmas baubles, each containing a specific balm and if you can’t decide there is a set of minis with the full selection! I am loving this range – you will too and they will make great gifts!

Sending you big hugs, see you on-air soon and remember if you miss any of the shows I have mentioned, you can always watch the presentations afterwards on the website.

Here’s to 10 happy years at QVC!

Craig xx

36 Comments

  1. Michelle October 11, 2017 at 1:41 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations on ten years Craig. You are favourite presenter you are warm and very genuine not to mention funny. Here’s to another ten years!

    • Craig Rowe October 16, 2017 at 11:25 am -  Reply

      Hi Michelle,

      Thank you so much! That’s really lovely to hear.

      Have a great week.

      Craig x

  2. jilly October 11, 2017 at 2:40 pm -  Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS CRAIG how time flies when your having fun!
    Your sunny outlook, and funny personality shines through the screen, you work hard do a great job. Love your blogs too XX

    • Craig Rowe October 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm -  Reply

      Hey Jilly,

      Thank you for your lovely message, really lovely to hear. Great to hear you enjoy my blogs as well.

      Many thanks

      Craig x

  3. Alison Peacock October 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Craig! You are an excellent presenter. Here’s to the next 10 years! xx

  4. Debbie October 11, 2017 at 4:51 pm -  Reply

    Oh Craig,I watched you win and was so happy for you,seeing that again bought a tear to my eye,you are a very charismatic person,congratulations on 10 years..big hugs Debbie xx

  5. Charlotte October 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm -  Reply

    You’re a great presenter, Craig! x

  6. Susan October 11, 2017 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig,
    Happy anniversary! I’m so pleased you won because you are s joy! You are one of the best! I can’t stand the gushy presentations and you never do that. I think a lot of people don’t like to be preached to or pushed and I’m so glad you don’t do that! Enjoy your next 10 years!x

  7. Mrs Judith Dunster October 11, 2017 at 6:35 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Craig xx

  8. Mavis Taylor October 11, 2017 at 6:47 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Graig he’s to the next 10 years I remember when you first came on to our TV screens you always seem to have fun. I have also watched and bought Kim’s clothes I only wear Kim and co I must have about 350 +pieces of hers and still buying so please say Congratulations to Kim I will have to watch for the both of you on my Tv you will brighten the day for me.

  9. Lisa October 11, 2017 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

    10 years! I can’t believe it was that long ago.
    I love how you passionate you are about the products you present, your enthusiasm and genuine likability make you a pleasure to watch.
    Here’s to the next 10!
    Love, health and happiness
    Lisa xx

  10. Janet Hood October 11, 2017 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    Well done on 10 years with QVC. It really doesn’t seem that long ago! You always seem so happy, you’re a joy to watch.

  11. Christine Milnes October 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Craig you are a great presenter and one of my favourites and a great personality hear to another 10 years.x

  12. Claire Sutton October 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm -  Reply

    Aaaaah our gorgeous Craigy…can’t imagine QVC without you my Darling , your joy, bubbliness , kindness and natural talent make you a superstar through and through xxx all love Claire with the hair!! X

  13. Angela Dunne October 11, 2017 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    Happy 10th anniversary Craig !
    I really enjoy your presentations on QVC ,you are such a happy person , who brightens up my day x

  14. emma October 11, 2017 at 11:24 pm -  Reply

    congratulations.
    Love watching you.Such a wonderful presenter.

  15. Karen Kavanagh October 11, 2017 at 11:27 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Craig …I always enjoy seeing you on QVC …you have a very calming yet vibrant personality …and your voice is lovely …xxx

  16. Josephine Jennings October 12, 2017 at 6:46 am -  Reply

    Congratulations Craig, ten years. I remember watching you on the final. Ten years though it doesn’t seem so long!

  17. Lucy October 12, 2017 at 7:01 am -  Reply

    Congratulations Craig!you haven’t changed a bit!Love watching your shows.
    Best wishes LucyX

  18. marie October 12, 2017 at 8:01 am -  Reply

    Dear Craig I remember voting for you as far as I was concerned there was no contest! You had a lovely relaxed friendly style that you still have today. So big congratulations 🍸🍹🍷 Marie xx

  19. Maureen October 12, 2017 at 9:26 am -  Reply

    Congratulations Craig.Can’t believe it’s ten years.I voted for you.

  20. Rosaline Greening October 12, 2017 at 10:12 am -  Reply

    Mandy congratulations Craig 10 years can’t believe it here’s to many more 🍾

  21. Rosalind perkins October 12, 2017 at 11:20 am -  Reply

    Well done Craig! You are a fantastic presenter, and you always come across as a caring, genuine person. Keep up the good work!

  22. Antoinette Browne October 12, 2017 at 12:26 pm -  Reply

    Craig congratulations,you are a wonderful presenter. Wishing you another 10 years. God bless you.

  23. Diane shaw October 12, 2017 at 10:57 pm -  Reply

    Keep up the good work Craig love watching you great presenter love di x

  24. Sandra Jobson October 13, 2017 at 10:12 am -  Reply

    Congratulations on your 10 year Anniversary at QVC Craig x

  25. Jen Collins October 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm -  Reply

    Can’t believe it Craig seems like yesterday!!! Well done we love you❤ Here’s to the next 10 years

  26. Teresa Karasavvas October 13, 2017 at 4:59 pm -  Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS Craig – you were so worth of your win and still are. Keeping doing what you do so well. You are a credit to QVC.

  27. ADELE October 14, 2017 at 2:33 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Craig your a joy of a presenter and well a gorgeous person inside and out that shine through when you are on QVC “lovely Man!” Have a great celebration and heres to 10 more! 💕❤️🎉XOXOXOXOXO

  28. Pat Griggs October 14, 2017 at 11:44 pm -  Reply

    happy anniversary Craig doesn’t seem that long and you don’t look a day older, must be all those great QVC poducts

  29. Pat Griggs October 14, 2017 at 11:45 pm -  Reply

    happy anniversary Craig doesn’t seem that long and you don’t look a day older, must be all those great QVC products

  30. Kylie October 15, 2017 at 3:00 am -  Reply

    Well done!! Seriously 10 years?? Where does the time go?? You are such a joy to watch here’s to another 10.

  31. Eileen Davies October 15, 2017 at 10:16 am -  Reply

    Congratulations Craig on your 10Years at QVC I remember that day .Wishing you another 10 years we are all like one big family you all do a great job been with QVC from day one and still shopping keep the good work up GodBless. Xx one happy customer lol

  32. Ann Hunter October 15, 2017 at 10:35 am -  Reply

    Congratulations Craig the years have flown by, its like you have always been with us. Love watching your shows always fun xxx

  33. Susan October 15, 2017 at 7:09 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations on your ten year anniversary. You are my favourite presenter. You bring so much fun and enjoyment to your shows. I remember one of your shows where you had to balance some glasses on a tray. You were presenting a mat to stop them sliding. It was hilarious, it made me roar with laughter but no glasses were broken. Here’s to the next ten years.

    Susan from Warwick x

  34. Amy Dwyer October 17, 2017 at 11:34 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig,

    Congratulations on your 10 years! I have also been at my current job for 10+ years and know exactly what you mean when you say it is a blessing. We spend more time at work and with out colleagues than our friends and family, so we are both truly lucky to have jobs that we love going to.

    I remember you winning as if it was yesterday and was so thrilled when you were announced as the winner! The other contestants were wonderful, but your amazing personality, zest for life and enthusiasm is infectious and joy to watch.

    Here is to the next 10!

    Amy x

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