Behind the scenes at QVC…


Simon from cook's essentials preparing for his showAdrienne Cleasby slipping on her Birkenstocks Well, as I have had repeated requests from people for a more behind-the-scenes look at QVC, I have obliged and got snapping. I hope you enjoy these piccies…

First, we have the lovely Simon [left] from Prepology by cook's essentials getting prepared for our show together. Look out for his blog entries on our main QGossip blog, he's got some great recipe ideas.

Here's cook's essentials' own Adrienne Cleasby [right] slipping into something more comfortable – her Birkenstocks! If you've ever seen my height vary in a 2-hour craft show with Dawn it's because I'm also slipping out of my killer heels and into my Birkis! Dale Franklin has even been known to be all suited from the waist up during a jewellery show, but with shorts and trainers on underneath the desk!

Me, Malcolm Harradine and Adrienne Cleasby on the catwalk! Mr Lock & Lock himself, Malcolm Harradine [left] takes the catwalk with Twiggy & Kate Moss. Ok, so it's me and Adrienne. Mal was happy to strut his stuff on the catwalk with us for a giggle!James and Hilary

This is Hilary [right] from Vivant by Hilary London, lovely lady and a fab sense of humour. James is one of our floor managers and he has one of the poshest voices I've ever heard! Lovely to listen to.

My dressing room Here's my dressing room [left]. I love it. It's full of cards and piccies from kind people who've written in and it's either incredibly neat & tidy or a complete mess!

I have some more pictures that I'll put up soon, including some of Julie Peasgood and our production team, so keep an eye out for those.

Also, watch out for a brand new jewellery show called 'Precious by Josephine Daniel'. It's on Tuesday at 3pm, and has some very beautiful designs.

I am getting excited about Craft Day too, which is Thursday the 26th. Wait until you see the Today's Special Value. I'll be putting some preview information on the Craft Etc blog soon if you're interested…

Love Catherine x


  1. Kath February 20, 2009 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    Love the pictures. It’s nice to get a sneak peek of what goes on behind the scenes. Really enjoy watching your shows. I’ve often wondered when you come into work, do you have to do your own hair and makeup or do you have your own hairdressers and makeup artists at QVC. Reason I ask is because you always look fabulously groomed whenever I see you on TV.
    I remember watching your first show and I saw your 5th Anniversary show recently. Where does the time go! Keep up the good work and to many more years at QVC.

  2. Clare February 21, 2009 at 4:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    Great shots, your dressing room is very tidy – you must be a Virgo!

  3. Catherine Huntley March 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kath and Clare,
    I hadn’t seen your comments so apologies for not replying until now!Glad you liked seeing a little behind the scenes snippet!
    Kath, a lot of people ask if we have our make up and hair done for us. We do it all ourselves with exceptions being when we are presenting a make up or hair show and then it’s a real treat. I enjoy the Stacey Scheifflin shows where we go on air with no make up and use the products in the show to put our faces on! It’s scary (as I never would have dreamed I’d show my naked face to the nation) but fun.
    Clare, I admit my room is very neat but I’m actually a Gemini so you can guess what that means – it’s either freakishly neat OR it’s so messy you can’t see the floor! Sometimes I try on lots of outfits before I decide on the right one and there are clothes strewn all over like a teenagers’ bedroom, hee hee.
    I hope to have some more behind the scenes gossip soon for you.
    Love Catherine x

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