I’m coming back to QVC!


D-day is almost here – the 18th July!! And no, it's not just because it's Beauty Day, which of course is in itself fantastic, but it is indeed my official return to the wonderful world of QVC!!!  And what a day to return!!
Things are sooo much better now (by things I mean my shoulder). Isn't it amazing how much we take everything for granted when the body is functioning properly? Simple things like washing your hair, getting dressed, filling a kettle and even opening my own front door! All of which require two arms normally.

Well it is now with unadulterated exquisite joy that I now perform these seemingly otherwise menial tasks. Probably my most liberating experience lately has been getting behind the wheel of my car and going for a drive. Residents of the London borough of Hillingdon can sleep easily in their beds at night safe in the knowledge that it has not been deemed necessary by the DVLA for me to re-take my driving test!!
On a slightly more serious note though, I really want to thank all of you so much for all your concern and best wishes. Your kindness was never for one instant taken for granted. It is incredible what a difference it can make on of those days when things can potentially get you down, to know that lovely viewers like yourselves, people that I've never even met before, are showing how much you care and how lovely you really are. Absolutely fantastic!
Anyway Beauty Day is our date then and I look forward being back on your screens at 11am for some Bare Escentuals. Excuse me, but could I have arranged this any better or what?  (sorry for those of you who don't know, I am the biggest Bare Escentuals fan ever). Well I'm off to wash my hair again, so I'd better dash.

I know, I know, now I'm just showing off!!

Lots of love,



  1. joyce July 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    Its great news that your able to return to THE QVC FAMILY, take it easy and dont rush into anything, your cheerie smile n banter with fellow presenters has been missed. look forward to watching your return show.

  2. Marg July 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    Oh Anne its really great to read your news, you have been sorely missed,especially by fellow Scots like myself,I love to hear someone speaking properly with their natural accent.I hope you will enjoy being back as much as I certainly look forward to it. You have had a bad time but thats in the past,just makes you appreciate every day,dont you think.Well see you with lovely shining hair and a great big smile on the 18th, take care,

  3. Kristina Moore July 8, 2009 at 9:11 pm -  Reply

    Yaaayyyy, glad to hear you are coming back to our screens. Take care.
    I used to live in Hillingdon! It’s a small world.

  4. christine July 9, 2009 at 2:28 pm -  Reply

    hi Anne great you will be back soon, i broke my leg last year, I know how you feel you can’t do anything for youself. great you are OK. From Christine from Carlisle

  5. Nicola Rippon July 9, 2009 at 3:01 pm -  Reply

    Anne, so pleased you are returning to our screens and that you are fully on the mend! We certainly have missed you – and what a day to return! Worked that one well, eh?

  6. trish July 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm -  Reply

    Fantastic news we have missed your loveley smile your wonderful sense of humour we will be watching on the 28th take care luv tricia

  7. Sandra July 10, 2009 at 6:14 pm -  Reply

    Its great to hear your news Anne looking forward to seeing you back at QVC. I shall be watching you on Saturday morning.

  8. Sandra Leech July 11, 2009 at 12:44 am -  Reply

    That is such welcome news Ann. We have missed you so much , “HOOOOOP” earrings have been just hoops.
    Looking forward to seeing you on 18th on Beauty Day.
    I have had health problems and am just starting to enjoy the simple things, which, as you say that we take for granted.
    It`s good to be alive. Bring on the Beauty treatments, we love them.
    Best Wishes

  9. Kitty July 11, 2009 at 9:38 am -  Reply

    Nice one, Anne! Really looking forward to seeing you back again – you’ve been missed! Enjoy Beauty Day, and look after yourself 🙂
    Lots of love from Kitty xxx

  10. Mary Rourke July 11, 2009 at 10:33 am -  Reply

    Dear Anne I am so happy you will be back on our screens very soon. You are one of my favourite presenters and you have been greatly missed. Best wishes from Mary in Kilmacolm

  11. Rachel July 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm -  Reply

    Noticed you had not been on the screen for a while and have passed many comments about where and how you are. Pleased to hear that you have not been extremely ill and that you are back to good health now!!! Unfortunate that you are coming back just in time for your birthday, as you share the same birthday as me!!! Happy birthday for the 29th and I hope that you manage to get some time off air to enjoy it!!! Pleased to hear you are coming back.

  12. zander July 11, 2009 at 1:22 pm -  Reply

    ann glad to hear your back you are my fav presenter

  13. linda July 11, 2009 at 1:46 pm -  Reply

    hi anne glad you coming back
    missed your smile and wit take care

  14. Jane Duff July 11, 2009 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    Dear Anne
    Great news – I looked through the TV schedule earlier this week to see if there was any sign of you, but didn’t check Saturday.
    I hope you enjoy your first day back, certainly looking forward to seeing you again – in the meantime enjoy those last few days of freedom!
    Take care
    love jane

  15. Sandra Gregory July 11, 2009 at 4:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne,
    Great to hear you will be back with our QVC FAMILY on 18 July, looking forward to seeing you. You have been missed.

  16. Clare July 11, 2009 at 6:28 pm -  Reply

    Welcome back Anne glad to hear your better just one thing I am the biggest bare Escentuals fan! Oh go on then we can SHARE the title he he
    Look forward to the shows on the 18th.

  17. Anesha July 11, 2009 at 7:13 pm -  Reply

    Glad you are better and hope you have fun on your first day back.

  18. JEAN DAWSON July 11, 2009 at 7:39 pm -  Reply

    So glad you are returning, Anne. You have been missed. Doesn’t the world look a much better place when you recover from an illness? Enjoy.

  19. Denise July 11, 2009 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    Welcome back I thought that you had left QVC you are a lovely presenter and I am so pleased to know that you will be back on screen soon

  20. Sue July 11, 2009 at 11:33 pm -  Reply

    So pleased you’re coming back Anne, you have been sorely missed. I too have connections with Hillingdon, I was born at the Hayes and Harlington Cottage Hospital, now demolished and replaced with a nursing home. I have a photo (circa 1952) of me in my pram with my Mum, at the side of the then only runway at Heathrow, waiting for a plane to land so we could cross the runway and give the dog a run in the fields on the other side!
    I have put the BE show with your triumphant return into my EPG planner to ensure I do not miss you although I hope to be watching all day anyway because QVC’s beauty days are always full of brilliant products at great prices.

  21. Sharon Gasparutti July 12, 2009 at 9:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne glad to hear you’ll be back on our screens next week, that gorgeous Scottish lilt has been very sorely missed. Simon has got on you!

  22. Sharon Gasparutti July 12, 2009 at 9:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, slight mistake in message. I meant Simon has got nothing on you!

  23. Marion Warwick July 12, 2009 at 10:21 pm -  Reply

    Dear Anne
    So pleased to hear you are fit and well enough to return to Q.V.C. You will be happy to be back on air, you will need to take it steady to start with, before you are feeling 100% again.

  24. Sue Bond July 14, 2009 at 8:11 am -  Reply

    Hi Anne, read your blog this morning so pleased to see that you are coming back on Saturday. So glad your feeling much better, I have been ill for the last 3 years and know how frustrating it can be. Looking forwards to seeing you back. Keep well. Love Sue Bond

  25. Margaret July 14, 2009 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, so glad to hear you are coming back , have missed you and your lovely Scottish lilt,good health from now on all good wishes, Margaretx

  26. Jill Wheeler July 14, 2009 at 4:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne! What great news. So glad that you are finally recovered. I can empathise;I had an awful year last year,and you really do appreciate things when you are back to ‘normal’-whatever that is!! Enjoy Beauty Day,see you there! Jill xx

  27. Sylvia July 14, 2009 at 10:49 pm -  Reply

    Anne its good to hear that u are back on our screens again. we have all missed you also your sense of humor has been missed too.
    Glad that you are on the mend.
    welcome back see you on the 18th.

  28. Pauline JOHNSON July 15, 2009 at 1:08 am -  Reply

    Dear Anne
    Glad you are ok,I broke my arm a few years ago so I know what you mean about washing your hair, Dont live far from you a small village near Heathrow, look forward to seeing you Saturday.

  29. sam July 15, 2009 at 7:43 pm -  Reply

    glad you are coming back ‘ home’ to qvc where u belong. missed your bubbly smile. see you soon. take care love sam.

  30. june ramshaw July 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm -  Reply

    its great you are coming back i have been wondering what has happened to you, i have only just got a computer so i have not been able to look for you. i am so glad you comiming back as i have missed you , i asked my mum if she knew what what had happened to you and it was a big mistery for us, its been a topic of conversation for us. anyway i will be watching out for you on your come back, . best wishes. june

  31. claudia sylvester July 15, 2009 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Hey Anne
    Looking forward to having you back. you’ve been missed greatly.
    See you soon and enjoy your first day back
    Lots of love

  32. Jill Ashley July 16, 2009 at 2:14 pm -  Reply

    Good News!! Looking forward to seeing you back Anne. You always ask the sort of questions I want to ask and give the info on size, colours etc right at the start, which is great when you just know things are going to fly. You really have been missed.
    Take it easy when you get back – even if it is Bare Escentuals!!

  33. Lorna Neeson July 21, 2009 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, what a lovely surprise to see your happy smiling face at long last back with us -‘fraid James Watson’s cookery programme had to go on the ‘back burner’ till next Saturday!!! Phoned my daugher immediately to tell her to tune in to QVC as she had been asking how you were and when you were returning. Do continue to keep well and keep out of trouble!!! From one Scots lassie to another. Love, Lorna from Hamilton.

  34. Lorna Neeson July 21, 2009 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    Apologies, Anne, for obvious spelling mistake i.e.”daughter” – it’s these long OPI Nail Envy treated nails that got in the way!! Lorna.

  35. Eileen Archibald August 4, 2009 at 10:03 am -  Reply

    Hi Anne, what has happened to you? Was looking forward to your friendly face on Beauty Day but you were a no-show. Hope you have not had a relapse and will return to our living rooms very soon.
    Take care – Eileen.

  36. Lorraine Sheppard August 20, 2009 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    Great to see you back! I was very pleased to switch on last week and see you back on air. Best wishes.

  37. Lorraine August 20, 2009 at 9:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, so pleased to see you back on air!

  38. Sandra Collins August 22, 2009 at 9:25 pm -  Reply

    I am so pleased you are back on screen Ann, I did wonder wether you would be back. So pleased you are feeling much better. Take care and best wishes

  39. Marion August 23, 2009 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne,
    It was great to see you back on screen, I loved your bedding hour with Kim, you looked so comfortable in that bed.
    I’m so glad you’re better and wish you good health in the future.

  40. susan white September 27, 2009 at 4:28 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ann. i’m so glad you’re o.k and well.I didn’t know where you were and you suddenly popped up in front of me on Beauty day! I love listening to you! One of my favourite times was when you wore them magnifying glasses that you could change over on a headband thing! I don’t know HOW you kept your face straight! Anyway,I’m SO glad you’re back. Love Sue.x

  41. Marg September 29, 2009 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ann, Great to see you back among the presenters at QVC, you were looking and sounding as if you had never been away.I wish you well and hope the good times are back for you,
    Marg.(north of the border)

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