Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes at QVC

24

Hi everyone,

I promised last week to give you a little look behind the scenes at somewhere you never see on-air on QVC – it’s what we call the prep kitchen, and it’s where all the food is stored and prepared for the many food and kitchen shows we have here.

I’m planning to do more of these behind the scenes videos – the next one will be giving you a bit of a presenter’s eye view of a show – so do let me know if there’s anything you’d really like to see. I can’t promise I can meet all requests, but I’ll see what I can do! So here we go – come into our kitchen!

 

[Having trouble viewing this video? See YouTube’s Help page]

In other news, I’m about to start training for the MoonWalk – for those not familiar with it, it’s a power walking marathon which takes place in London in May, in aid of breast cancer causes. You do it through the night (hence the name!), wearing a decorated bra (yes, men too!) and around 17,000 people take part. A group of us from QVC have registered, including several presenters (myself, Debbie Flint, Ali Keenan and Kathy Tayler).

Some of us are doing a half marathon and some doing the full, and I have (maybe foolishly!) decided to do the full marathon. I’m reasonably fit and did 10 miles for Breast Cancer Care last year without any training at all, but this is very different – to sustain a power walk of at least four miles an hour for 26.2 miles is going to be a little tougher! So here we go.

Me and Glen CampbellFortunately, I’ve been able to get back into exercising again since getting out of my plaster cast, although my wrist is still very stiff and painful and I’m still wearing a splint when out and about. And I’m not the only one who’s been “plastered” – I did a show with the lovely fashion stylist Glen Campbell last week and was shocked to see him hobbling around on crutches, after breaking his ankle while out running. We made a right pair during our fashion hour – him swaying around on his one good leg and me dropping things with my dodgy arm! I wish him speedy healing – and he still managed to look as dapper as always, despite his rather unattractive left foot! (click on the pic to enlarge)

That’s it for this week – do get in touch either on Twitter (I’m @jackiekabler) or by leaving a comment under this blog.

 

Lots of love,

 

Jackie x

24 Comments

  1. Catherine February 13, 2015 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie,
    What a great idea to share the QVC total picture.

    Please could you show the behind the scenes with the fashion shows so we can glimse how the stylists lay out and group the clothes, jewellery and shoes the models wear.

    • Jackie Kabler February 13, 2015 at 9:40 pm -  Reply

      Hi Catherine,
      Good idea, I’ll put it on my list!
      Love Jackie x

  2. Julia Arnold February 14, 2015 at 7:07 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie,
    A take on your day at work, we see you on air for two hours, but how much planning and prep goes in to this. Great idea

    • Jackie Kabler February 16, 2015 at 8:28 am -  Reply

      Hi Julia,
      I’ll add that to the list!
      Jx

  3. lorraine February 14, 2015 at 9:13 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie

    PLEASE can you show Ali youngs dressing room-I want to see all her beauty products!!

    • Jackie Kabler February 16, 2015 at 8:29 am -  Reply

      Hi Lorraine,
      Haha, if I can get in the door….her dressing room is so full of beauty products I’m surprised she doesn’t get lost in there! I’ll ask her if I can show it!
      Jx

  4. Karen February 14, 2015 at 11:15 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie
    Really interesting seeing behind the scenes at your fab job! Hope you will bring us many more similar wee videos!?
    All the best for your Moonwalk – bit of time to get yourself ready and get your wrist better too!
    Hugs…Karen xx

    • Jackie Kabler February 16, 2015 at 8:31 am -  Reply

      Hi Karen,
      Yes about three months to get in shape for the Moonwalk….hopefully that will be enough time!
      Jx

  5. twinkle February 15, 2015 at 3:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi hun

    love the video u are fab :) thank you for giving us the chance to have a nosey round the sences :)

    Well done to all you lovely ladies doing the moonwalk. I would love to take part but can barely manage a 10 mon walk to the shop thanks to my dodgy leg’s! !

    Will have to sponsor u all instead :)

    Love, hugs and glitter from little me xxxx

    • Jackie Kabler February 16, 2015 at 8:32 am -  Reply

      Hi Twinkle,
      A pleasure, more videos to come! Thanks for the kind wishes as always.
      Jx

  6. Kylie Gottsche February 16, 2015 at 6:00 am -  Reply

    What a great idea! Could we maybe get a idea what it is like in the room before guests go out to do there presentations? Thanks good luck with your wrist recovery.

    • Jackie Kabler February 16, 2015 at 8:32 am -  Reply

      Hi Kylie,
      I’ll add that to my list! Wrist doing well, thank you.
      Jx

  7. Sue Holl February 16, 2015 at 2:26 pm -  Reply

    Hello Jackie. Loved the video. Very interesting to see behind the scenes. Please can we see the areas backstage where you prep before a show and the places you put the show items on their trolleys. It would also be interesting to see the processes in Liverpool i.e. when we order something, what happens after we put the phone down. Sorry this is rather a big ask, but you did want ideas!!!!
    Best wishes and glad your wrist is well on the mend. Good to see the plaster has been removed.

    • Jackie Kabler February 17, 2015 at 8:04 pm -  Reply

      Hi Sue,
      I will certainly put the backstage idea on my list… I would love to do the Liverpool thing as I would love to see how that works too…not sure if I will be able to do it but I’ll ask!
      Jx

  8. Lisa Moore February 16, 2015 at 5:08 pm -  Reply

    Please could we see behind the scenes for the fashion ie how stylists decide who wears what. Also the famous jewellery trolleys we always hear about.

    Thank you

    • Jackie Kabler February 17, 2015 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

      Hi Lisa,
      More than one request for that so yes, definitely on my list!
      Jx

  9. Diane February 16, 2015 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    Enjoyed your first behind the scenes video.am a big fan of Laura gellar and would love to see behind the scenes of one of her shows and also Susan graver fashion( what’s happened to her shows??? Haven’t been on for ages)

    • Jackie Kabler February 17, 2015 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

      Hi Diane,
      Will see what I can do when those shows come back, good idea!
      Jx

  10. Sandra February 16, 2015 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Sorry to see Glen hobbling about on crutches BUT Yorkshire Lads are tough and he will soon be walking around no doubt.
    Please can I make a suggestion?. When the girls are modeling the clothes they wear some really nice jewelry and I’m not sure whether its their own or whether it QVC’s.
    If its the latter it would be helpful to give the item number and cost so we can purchase
    it too. THANKS.

    • Jackie Kabler February 17, 2015 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

      Hi Sandra,
      Yes, poor old Glen! Saw him again yesterday and he’s doing well, just another few weeks in his plaster cast. And yes, that’s a really good suggestion about the jewellery. I will pass it on.
      Jx

  11. Debbie Coyle February 17, 2015 at 8:43 pm -  Reply

    Thank you for video, when you went into the freezer I was half expecting someone to jump out when you moved the curtain …. you do have some jokey presenters working with you lol :) … so glad to see your arm is on the mend take it easy everything takes time to heal …. my cousin Teresa did the moonwalk a few years ago and she enjoyed it throughly and said it was a very emotional experience and everyone was just so lovely … so enjoy but make sure you have lots of tissues just in case xxxx :)

    • Jackie Kabler February 18, 2015 at 11:46 am -  Reply

      Hi Debbie,
      Yes there’s something a bit spooky about those freezers! Yes arm is slowly getting better, thank you! Also thanks for the tip about the Moonwalk. Think it’s going to be a great night.
      Jx

  12. Noreen February 23, 2015 at 1:43 pm -  Reply

    We see the lovely models so much in our homes is it possible to get to know a little bit more about them.That would be lovely. :

    • Jackie Kabler February 24, 2015 at 7:22 pm -  Reply

      Hi Noreen,
      Would depend on whether they were willing, but will see what I can do!
      Jx

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Facebook

Recent poll

Never miss a post!

Sign up to our QGossip feed to get the latest posts in your mailbox.