Five years at QVC!


Catherine in her dressing roomWow. Five whole years at QVC and so much has happened in that time! I always say that how I came to be a presenter on QVC is a real ‘Cinderella’ story.

I was working as a dental nurse when one of the companies we sold toothpaste for asked me to represent them on QVC as a guest for ‘Janina whitening toothpaste’.

I did it as a favour and was paid in toothpaste! Well from there I was asked if I would audition as a QVC presenter and several months later. Out of thousands of applicants, to my bemused surprise, I got the job!

I was looking back through some old photos and thought I’d share these with you. I always try to appreciate every moment and never forget where I came from and how blessed I have been. When I saw my lighted mirror in my dressing room I was so excited! Don’t ask me why, it’s just kind of special.

Dickie and CatherineThe photo in our salon set (left) is of myself and Dickie, one of our talented floor managers. It was taken on a day when I had to present ‘Nads’ hair removal system without a guest or model for 12 minutes!

Dickie volunteered to let me wax his legs for the demonstration. What a star..of course we were a bit cheeky with the chatter along the lines of ‘Got unwanted hair? Get your ‘Nads’ out!’ Ok, enough said about that, and moving on…

Catherine glammed up This ‘glam’ pic (right) was taken when we were filming a Christmas Day shoot. I love getting all glammed up and taking part in these shoots, I always take my camera along, too!

One of the very best things about my job is something I hadn’t anticipated at all when I started and that is the contact I have with so many of you. Letters, cards, emails and even meeting up with some of you. You’ve no idea how special you’ve made my journey so far. I mean that with all my heart.

I hope you can find time to join me on Saturday 27th December at 11am for my hour-long 5th Anniversary show. I have chosen everything for the show. Some of my all-time favourites.

I’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas. Thank you for all your kind support in 2008.

Catherine x

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  1. Addictedjane December 23, 2008 at 10:40 pm -  Reply

    Dear Catherine
    Congratulations on your fifth anniversary at QVC!
    It seems no time at all since you first appeared on our screens – how time flies – its a bit scary really when you think how quickly time passes.
    I am looking forward to watching your show on Saturday, in the meantime Happy Christmas and best wishes for more successes in 2009.

  2. Catherine Huntley December 24, 2008 at 1:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jane,
    Thanks so much for your kind message. The time has passed so quickly. I am so excited about my show that I have gone out and treated myself to a new dress for the occasion. I’m also a little nervous as those shows can have some surprises!
    I wish you & yours a very happy Christmas and New Year.
    Lots of love,
    Catherine x

  3. MeJooly December 24, 2008 at 2:20 pm -  Reply

    Congrats Hun! Here’s to the next 5 years….and may they bring you even more success and happiness!
    Hugs as ever from
    J, Felix & Smudge
    X x X

  4. Pat December 25, 2008 at 7:29 am -  Reply

    Congratulations on your fifth anniversary! Doesn’t time fly! Only 5 minutes ago you were presenting a morning show with a mug of coffee. Will try and ring you on the day. Well Done !!!
    Love Pat & Denis P. xxxxx

  5. Kathryn December 25, 2008 at 6:47 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations on your 5 years at QVC – I think you’re a great presenter. I’d just like to say that you are such a kind and caring person and your sunny smile and nature are a pleasure to see on TV.
    I also love the fact you’re a bit of a chameleon and are always changing your style – you always look brill whatever you choose to do.
    Wishing you all the best, and I hope 2009 gives you every happiness as you certainly deserve it.
    With love from Kathryn

  6. Margaret Perrior December 27, 2008 at 4:42 pm -  Reply

    Dearest Catherine
    Congratulations on your fifth anniversary. It’s seem only yesterday, that this shy blonde was showing us teeth whiting.
    Loving your craft site, and great to meet you. Everyone who has meet you, know what a lovely, happy person your are.
    Note from Denis is liking that you are going back to blonde.
    Speak soon.
    Yours friends and fans
    Pat & Den

  7. Dickie December 30, 2008 at 1:29 pm -  Reply

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH I always love that photo of me and you Catherine! My leg hair has only just grown back! :o)
    Happy 5th Anniversary hunny! heres to many many more years!!!
    Love Dickie XXX
    p.s. loving the blonde :o)

  8. Siakins December 30, 2008 at 3:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    Was very surprtsed you was a dental nurse who got a plum job on the tv at QVC .You are a great presenter and a natural I like to wach you do the food shows wow you seem to enjoy yourself

  9. Sarah January 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm -  Reply

    Congrats on the anniversary! You always come across as really genuine and friendly, with a real interest in the products. How lucky you are to have landed the job!
    Here’s to many more happy years!

  10. piongotwo January 29, 2009 at 3:37 pm -  Reply

    prefer you with blonde hair

  11. Linda Beighton February 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine, I just want to say a big THANK YOU for being brave enough to be measured on the recent item you did for slim & lift. I have put some weight on over the past few months and at times feel quite disgusted by myself and how I look. I am quite tall 5’6″ and sometimes look in the mirror and think I don’t look too bad, but most of the time I feel really fat. You have a lovely figure and when your waist was measured at 32″ I could not believe it, mine also is 32″! I was so happy to think if I had a similar figure to yours I could not be as disgusting as I imagined myself to be. I think a lot of the time we look in the mirror and don’t see ourselves as we really are, and how other people see us. Thank You again Catherine, if I look as good as you do then I’m happy.
    Linda XX

  12. kate ganson February 18, 2009 at 2:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    had to have a peek at your blog after your comments about the pics from yours & Dawns night out ! I’ll bet you had lots of fun! Love it when you & dawn are on together -you are so enthousiastic about the craft stuff and ask all the questions I would! Keep up the good work

  13. Steve Winn February 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    I am quite new to QVC, I got my wife an Elemis TSV for Xmas last year, which she loves and is still using now.
    If ever you want to change your career, could I suggest you become a hand model, as you have the most beautiful skin and nails on TV ?
    Here’s to many more years at QVC,

  14. Marian Johnston February 26, 2009 at 4:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,congratulations on your 5 years, can you remember sending me a handmade card when i got married,well that’s nearly 3 years now so time does fly doesn’t it!!
    I am still crafting and you are still my fave presenter at QVC.
    Looking forwrd to enjoying many hours on craft today
    hugs Marian x

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