One of the first two QVC presenters seen on screen back in October 1993, Julia combines her TV appearances with voice-over work, writing a book, keeping fit and watching her team Crystal Palace play. Her TV career kicked off in 1979 with parts in Citizen Smith and Dr. Who, and she eventually became a familiar face on TV after appearing in a number of commercials. Julia started presenting at the 1989 Motorshow in London, and soon had her own magazine-style programme on cable television, covering current affairs, entertainment and sport. She’s also formed her own production company, and is writing a novel.
What’s your favourite colour?
I love every colour!
How about your favourite food?
And your favourite book?
Where are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark.
Do you have any children?
Yes, Sophie and Daniel.
Do you have any pets?
Two cats – Poppy and Daisy.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
The theme from Dr Kildare.
When are you most happy?
Sitting in the sun reading a book.
What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
The Song for Europe in 1980. I was in a group called The Main Event with Cheryl Baker, and we had to sing live on TV; it was the most nerve-racking moment of my life!
What’s been your silliest moment at QVC?
I was doing a show with Simon Wilson (of Butler & Wilson) and I accidentally asked if teddy bears have sex. I meant to ask if you get boy and girl teddy bears!
What three things would you take with you to a desert island?
Sun protection cream, a good book and the Crystal Palace Football team!