You may not know that Kathy Tayler began her career as an international sports star – she was the modern pentathlon world champion at just 19! She then went on to become a reporter on the BBC Holiday programme and TVam before joining the team at QVC.

Kathy can often be seen interviewing guests and celebrities on The Morning Show but when she’s not on air, she loves spending time with her close family.


  1. Mrs. Debbie Stansbury February 6, 2009 at 10:27 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    I was very pleased to hear that you will be on every morning in the future. You are my favourite presenter as you ask all the relevent questions that I would and you don’t just waffle on.
    Debbie Stansbury.

  2. Kathy Tayler February 23, 2009 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie.
    I’ve just checked my blog as I’m back to work tomorrow after the half term hols, and spotted your comment – thanks!! Yes – from tomorrow (24th Feb) I’m on the Morning Show from Tuesday to Friday every week, usually with Simon Biagi but when he’s away (as now) I’ll be enjoying Julian’s company. It’s like the old days when I was on the sofa at TVam!
    I hope you keep enjoying the show, and perhaps have a go at the competition. It rolled over to Β£500 last week!
    See you one morning very soon, I hope.
    Best wishes

  3. carol March 6, 2009 at 9:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    I saw you on the Breakfast show (6 March) I think that your hair looks really nice a little longer. I am currently deciding whether or not to have mine cut a little shorter (I seem to have had the same style for years). Keep up the good work.

  4. Kathy Tayler March 17, 2009 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Carol.
    I’d say ‘go for it’, even though I don’t know what your current style looks like. I had had a variation of the same style for years if not decades, and was certainly looking a little dated. A change feels good, if a long time coming! Although growing your hair to change the look gives you a chance to get used to it, it’s frustrating how long it takes to develop into the new style. It was just that my hair was so short, there was only one way to go towards a new look.
    You have the option of doing it all in a couple of hours. It might feel drastic, but spring is almost here and it’s a great time to do something a bit radical!
    The bottom line is that you can always grow it again!
    Good Luck.

  5. Alison Brooker March 31, 2009 at 10:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    Just to say I really enjoy reading your blog. You seem to fill it wth so many interesting ideas. I really like your recent blog on Mottos. I work in a school and the one motto I recite to the students is ‘work hard and be nice to people’. I do feel it is a motto for life and there is little there for the students to argue with!!
    I really enjoy watching QVC when I can so keep up to good work.
    Regards, Alison

  6. Kathy Tayler April 7, 2009 at 10:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Thanks for your comments – I’m pleased you enjoy watching QVC.
    Your motto is a good one – it works for everyone, whoever you are and whatever you do. I hope most of the children at your school take heed of your wise words – at times I think my children at home would benefit from listening to someone like you. I’ll try your motto on them and see what effect it has!
    Thanks again
    Kathy x

  7. Trish April 8, 2009 at 10:13 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    I was wondering what had happened to you! I am on holiday and just sat down with a coffee and of course turned on QVC and there you are on the morning show, which of course, I can’t usually watch as I am working.
    Can I say you looked stunning I love the new hair style and have you lost weight? The blue jacket really suits you.
    So pleased to find you haven’t gone from QVC!
    Best wishes

  8. Diane April 28, 2009 at 5:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    I simply had to tell you how stunningly glamorous you looked at the Baftas.I hope you got to keep the dress,it was just beautiful.
    Diane x

  9. Cheryl May 1, 2009 at 5:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    I just wanted to say how beautiful you looked, your dress, hair and make-up were perfect, the longer hair really suits you, you are very pretty.
    Love you on the morning show. Have a great bank holiday.
    Love Cheryl

  10. Kathy Tayler May 15, 2009 at 11:30 am -  Reply

    Hi Trish, Diane and Cheryl
    Thanks so much for your kind comments – it really helps when I look in the mirror first thing and wonder how I’m going to get presentable enough to grace your screens by 9am. If you think I manage it, I’m relieved!! And I loved going to the Baftas. I actually (unusually) felt confident in my dress, and the sunny weather was perfect for the style as it was floaty and summery rather than glam black evening. I’d been a bit anxious about the whole affair, but in the end all the celebs talked to me and were great and I had a brilliant time.
    Take care

  11. cg glasgow May 21, 2009 at 7:15 pm -  Reply

    hello kathy, i love reading your blogs, i think you are the most natural presenter on qvc (my opinion) – can i ask a question please – i found birkenstocks on qvc when they first came, and have 12 pairs, but for some reason this year although they are not sore on my feet, the back of my legs are aching when i wear them, scholls dont work for me either anyway i am awaiting delivery of a rockport pair of toe posts and am crossing my fingers – to get to my point you say you wear naturalizer shoes- how do you find them as i have considered them and for half sizes would you go up or down a size. good health to you and your family

  12. cg glasgow May 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm -  Reply

    hi kathy, do you stll find there is a bit of snobbery about tv home shopping. i say this because i have a friend who is thinking of a new bed as hers is not comfortable, so i mentioned my featherbed and recommended them (as i could not imagine sleeping without one) rather than a new bed and she asked me where i got it, i said qvc – i got the reply ‘a tv shopping channel’ -then nothing, as if i was mad. qvc has been a lifesaver for me as i cant go into busy shops, my worst phobia. if my friend would take the time to go online she would be fascinated at the amazing range of goods you have, and top designers – the fact of delivery straight to your door and the no nonsense returns policy -she just baffled me – but her loss kind regards

  13. Joan Robinson May 23, 2009 at 2:28 pm -  Reply

    Hello Kathy,
    I love The Morning Show – you and Simon are my favourite presenters you make a great team. You Kathy are so natural and normal. The photo of you with your children in Cornwall is really lovely.
    Don’t ever think of leaving QVC Kathy I would miss you so much.
    God Bless you and your family.
    Love from –
    Joan xx (in Nottingham)

  14. Penni Rowe May 27, 2009 at 1:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Cathy
    I just wanted to let you know what i keep thinking every time i see you on my TV lately….You look Lovely, I know you’ve changed your hair, oh and it looks great, but you just look glowing.
    I love watching you you somehow always make me feel at home, if that makes any sense, cause i am at home lol!
    Keep it up Cathy have a lovely summer
    Penni x

  15. Fiona Challen June 5, 2009 at 5:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    Just wanted to ask where you got your top from that you were wearing this morning(friday 5th June) during The Morning Show- is it available from QVC?It really suited you and your hair looks fab!
    many thanks

  16. Denise Powell June 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy from a QVC membr – i have been a member for a long time!
    I love watching your shows as you are a very glamorous lady and also a very homely and natural presenter! I watch more when you are on and enjoy your enthusiasm and passion for what you do!
    Keep up the good work and very best wishes for your continued work on QVC
    Denise Powell
    (Hampshire) x

  17. kathy tayler June 17, 2009 at 11:49 am -  Reply

    Dear cg
    I’m so sorry not to have replied to your messages earlier. Please do forgive my rudeness, and thanks so much for taking the trouble to write.
    What a shame about your Birkenstocks making your legs ache. Do hang on to them as it may be a passing thing – hopefully you’ll be able to wear them again. You’re right – I do love my Naturalisers. I find the higher heels much more comfortable than many makes and I’m really not that good in heels. Give them a go, and if you’re a half size generally I would say go up, as you can always add a half insole (a toe pad) and you really shouldn’t squash your feet. There are a couple of styles where that might not work, but it will for most, and of course you have your 30-day money-back guarantee!
    As far as snobby friends, I know exactly what you mean. I’m proud that I work at QVC. I think we make entertaining television as well as offering loads of fab things to buy (I don’t know of another station that makes 17 hours of live TV every day!). It’s the hardest TV job I’ve ever done. Even so, when I tell some people where I work I can see they think ‘She’s gone downhill.’!!! As you say, it’s their loss, but when you see us selling amazing brand names at so much less than the high street, what’s not to like? Still, all the more for us enlightened ones to enjoy!
    Like you, I hate busy shops so I will continue to be one of our best customers!
    Keep watching, and have a great summer
    Kathy x

  18. kathy tayler June 17, 2009 at 11:52 am -  Reply

    Hi Fiona
    Sorry about the delay in getting back to you.
    The orange top I was wearing on June 5th was by Fenn Wright Manson and I bought it in House of Fraser. I like it because it hides my tummy!
    Debbie has the same top in a deep blue and looks gorgeous in it.
    I hope that helps!
    Take care
    Kathy x

  19. rosie July 10, 2009 at 6:46 pm -  Reply

    hi kathy – I work mornings so don’t tend to catch your morning show.Saw you the other day doing a gardening show – your hair is fabulous – I can’t believe how different-and younger:) -you look.It really really suits you xx

  20. Lyn July 29, 2009 at 2:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    I love the morning show and watch each morning (while off for the summer), anyway I have been watching the great sale week and seen the quacker factory show you did with jenny, I dont wear quacker but I love watching the shows they really cheer me up. I watched you and Jenny on Tuesday 28th and you showed a long sleeved tshirt with a lions head and some animal print on it and was totally inspried to write in with my possible idea for you to pass onto the head quack. I liked the lion t-shirt so much it made me think quacker should do a range of t-shirts with star signs on them I am a leo and was drawn to the lions head one immediatley and just thought if it said leo on or something connected to star signs I would have snapped it straight up. Just an idea! Keep up the good work you are looking so well at the minute PS I really liked the story you told about you, your husband and the white shirt (it made me smile)
    Lyn Belfast

  21. Jenny Whitby August 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    I was really interested to see you have been trailing the Diet Chef and lost weight. I find you such an inspiration and so normal!!!!! You always look so lovely and if you recomend this diet than I for one will try it. I look forward to watching you on monday and telling me about it
    love Jennyx

  22. kathy tayler August 24, 2009 at 2:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jenny
    I hope you caught one of my Diet Chef shows and have decided to take the plunge and give it a go. If you have, keep in touch about how you find it. Best of luck!
    Kathy x

  23. Helen J. October 3, 2009 at 2:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy ,
    About 3 weeks ago you did a show with Dennis Basso and you tried on the lovely Black Patent PCV coat with hood . I opted for the Black one but sadly it sold out of my size while i was on the phone to QCUT to place the order ! so im on wait list .
    I was wondering did you order it like you said you was going to do ? and if so what do you think of it now you have it home ?
    I have read the feedback reviews and most praise it ,but there is one that says the bottons are loose and that it creaks loudly.
    The mac we saw on the TV was lovely and soft , i cant imagine it to be as that review had written . I think people arent always honest , thats my own personal view .
    Im really looking forward to recieving this lovely coat ,and id welcome your thoughts on it too Kathy .
    All my best ,
    Helen J .

  24. Jacqueline Ridgway October 7, 2009 at 1:07 pm -  Reply

    Good Afternoon Cathy,
    I would just like to say how nice you looked on air this morning (7th October)
    If it not too cheeky of me can I ask you where you got your lovely top from as it has all the colours in it that would also suit me.
    Keep up the good work
    Jacqueline r

  25. Fiona October 21, 2009 at 9:27 am -  Reply

    Good Morning Kathy,
    I wanted to let you know how slim and smart you looked on this mornings show in the fitted aubergine cardigan you were wearing.

  26. Jayne Tye October 27, 2009 at 11:25 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    I think you look great, no matter what weight you are, I am 52, and since my 4th child born when i was 43, i have always been a size 16/18.
    My philosophy now, is enjoy life, and as long as you are healthy, and happy, what does it matter if you fall off the wagon.
    You are a lovely lady Kathy, don’t worry about your weight.

  27. Elaine Kearns November 4, 2009 at 11:42 am -  Reply

    Hell Kathy you looked great on the shows today. A bit cheeky I know, but, would you mind telling me where you got your beautiful tunic/top that you wore today?
    keep up the good work
    Elaine xxx

  28. Elaine Kearns November 4, 2009 at 11:44 am -  Reply

    oops should have read Hello Kathy not Hell – sorry
    Elaine xxx

  29. Yvonne November 14, 2009 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi KAthy just been on an induction course for the CO-OP and the health & safety dvd was introducted by you. You still look as lovely as you did then. But how did you keep a serious face with such wooden acting going on behind you. Love watching you keep the good work up.xx

  30. kathy tayler November 16, 2009 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jacqueline
    I’m sorry I’ve taken so long tolet you know that the top you liked is from East, and they had a number of different styles in the same print. I hope you find one you like!

  31. kathy tayler November 16, 2009 at 9:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Fiona
    Thanks very much. It was a Modern Soul cardi that I was wearing. It was one of the items on air that Morning Show, but I’m thinking of ordering one for myself!
    Best wishes
    Kathy x

  32. kathy tayler November 16, 2009 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Helen
    This is weeks after you posted your comment, so I hope you see it – I also hope your Dennis Basso coat has arrived. I didn’t get to order mine as, like you, my size had sold out by the time I came off air. I’ve since ordered a Centigrade coat! Pipa has the coat you’ve got on waitlist, and I know she loves it. I don’t remember it being creaky at all, and I hope the buttons are all sown on properly. It annoys me when they come loose when the garment is still new – I think it’s when they’re sown on by machine and it doesn’t finish it securely so the thread unravels.
    Let me know whether you’re happy with your coat – i really hope you are.
    Best wishes
    Kathy x

  33. Bethan Davies December 1, 2009 at 11:44 am -  Reply

    Good morning Kathy,
    I love the top that you are wearing today ( Tuesday 1st December) could you tell me is it available to order from QVC? Many thanks Bethan

  34. Kathy Tayler December 3, 2009 at 10:35 am -  Reply

    Hi Helen
    I’m sorry – I’ve just noticed that the message I sent you ( andJacqueline and Fiona) hasn’t been posted , so I’ll try again!
    I hope you’ve received your Dennis Basso coat by now, and love it! I missed out as my size had sold out by the time I came off air and I’ve since bought 2 Centigrade coats which I’m really happy with! I don’t remember the DB coat being noisy – and I sincerely hope your buttons are firmly secured! If you have any problems, do ring our customer care line (0800 514131) – they are waiting to help you.
    Have a great Christmas!
    Kathy x

  35. Kathy Tayler December 3, 2009 at 10:37 am -  Reply

    Hi Jacquline
    Sorry for this late reply. The top you’re talking about is from East, and last time I visited my local branch it was still in stock. I hope it’s not too late for you to find one.
    Best wishes
    Kathy x

  36. Kathy Tayler December 3, 2009 at 10:40 am -  Reply

    Hi Fiona
    Thanks for your comment. It was a modern soul cardigan – one of my favourite QVC fashion ranges – and I’ve bought it for myself! I’m doing ok with diet chef too, so I’m really pleased you noticed.
    Take care
    Kathy x

  37. linda pickard June 10, 2010 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    I watched you on Wednesday am (9th June 10) where did you get that gorgeous top, the really colourful one it looked amazing on you and I want one.
    Take care
    Linda xx

  38. JANE HARDY June 29, 2010 at 11:53 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    love to see you on the morning shows. Was told by qvc that you were wearing you own clothes on Tues 29th June but did the necklace you had on come from qvc as I fell in love with it. Keep up the good work Jane xx

  39. Ann Austin July 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    Just wanted to say that I caught 1 of your shows on Friday morning (2nd July) and thought you looked absolutely fabulous.
    Your hair is looking really great and I loved the top you were wearing (is this available from QVC?) its just the kind of top I like.
    Many thanks.
    Ann – London

  40. Val Foxley January 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm -  Reply

    Oh Kathy keep your spirits up! Must be sad for you Anthony going. Know you’ve had lots of giggles and he’ll be hard to replace. Enjoy the morning show,it’s when I have my breakfast, so keep up the good work. Take care Val Foxley

  41. Susan Whereat March 2, 2011 at 10:44 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    I was wondering if you could tell me where you got the beautiful kaftan/tunic you’re wearing on the Shoe Oulet Show this morning (10am 2/3/2011). I think it’s fab!!

  42. Carol Phillips July 20, 2011 at 9:53 am -  Reply

    Today you had on a pair of shoes I have been looking for for ages, I could not find them on QVC stock and wondered where you got them. They were black patent with a heel and crossed over giving a peep toe. Thank you.

  43. Maureen B Bennett March 20, 2012 at 11:44 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy, watched today the Alpha H programme today (20/03/12) and you looked fabulous. Leopard print brown/beige/turquoise. twist front with sleeves. Have searched till demented to find your dress but no joy! It had all the look of Kim & Co but doesn’t appear to be available? My Christmas inspiration came from you wearing her Luminous Rose top and skirt in the red. You looked stunning in that also – much better than me! I did enjoy glamming up in mine though. Is today’s dress no longer available?

  44. Maureen B Bennett March 20, 2012 at 11:55 am -  Reply

    Humble Pie offering: I am so sorry to have posted in error comments meant for Debbie Flint. She wore an outfit today which I tried to find. Perhaps the wrong message may be deleted and my kind regards to you. Think I have had a severe Senior Moment!

  45. marilyn young June 22, 2012 at 11:07 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy you looked really lovely today. such a perfect all over tan ,please tell me I can buy it on qvc and make my day thankyou Mall

  46. Kathy Cassells June 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    Have just been watching you present Attitudes by Renee and I think you look REALLY FABULOUS in her range of clothes!

  47. Christina Nicoll June 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm -  Reply

    Saw your show with Anthony today, thought your hair looked great!

  48. Julie Longdon July 6, 2012 at 9:51 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    Just wanted to say how fabulous you look today. You are my all time favourite presenter on QVC, you are so natural, practical and ask all the right questions. Love ya! xx

  49. Tracy Gosden October 23, 2012 at 11:19 am -  Reply

    You are looking fab!! I see the twinkle back in your eyes xxx

  50. Christine Masters October 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy, Just had to tell you…you looked lovely this morning when you put your hair up to model a pair of Diamonique earrings. You should definitely wear your hair up…it really suits you.

  51. Jill Rycroft December 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    Have just heard that you have hurt your back and you are ‘looking after’ Debbie’s chocholates, hope you’ll be back on your feet and fighting fit for Christmas.
    Best wishes from Jill

  52. Mrs. S.Windsor January 17, 2013 at 9:29 am -  Reply

    Hi kathy, your hair cut is lovely! makes you look so much younger!

  53. Alex Gardiner January 19, 2013 at 10:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy, i was watching the Lola Rose show with Roger yesterday.
    He mentioned that he had holidayed in Kalami, Corfu and that you go there too.
    Could you recommend accomodation ?
    Keep up the good work, you are an excellent presenter.
    Regards Alex, Cullen.

  54. Kathy Marshall February 7, 2013 at 12:45 pm -  Reply

    What a fantastic hair do Kathy has. Where do you get that amazing cut and look.

  55. Margaret Askew February 7, 2013 at 2:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy have just switched on to q.v.c. Today 7th February and just love your new hair cut. It makes you look years younger – just had to tell you as you are one of my favourite presenters – can remember you when you were an International sports star .

  56. Kathy Tayler March 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm -  Reply

    Hello everyone
    I have only just noticed that over the last few months several of you have posted comments on this part of my blog and I haven’t replied – you must think me very rude. I’m so sorry – please don’t think that I don’t appreciate the time you’ve taken to write to me, I just hadn’t checked this section, only the bits under each of my updates. Thanks you and please keep reading!
    Best wishes
    Kathy xx

  57. Fiona Winderam December 30, 2013 at 1:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy, I loved the jacket you were wearing on today’s shows (30th Dec’13) Please where is it from? I had a look on QVC but no luck. You looked smart but with an edge. Thanks Fi

  58. jacqueline richardson December 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm -  Reply

    Hello Kathy, I must just say how lovely you looked this morning, in that fab crisp white shirt and grey jacket, can I really be cheeky ad ask where you bought them, as I would just love to get that “look”, you looked younger then ever πŸ™‚ A very Happy new year to you and your little family, best wishes Jackie. x

  59. Pauline February 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy.. is the lovely brown zip top you are wearing on the trailers thid weekend available on qvc? Love it! Looks fab on you+

  60. Robert Lyons February 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm -  Reply

    my wife loved your top on Style channel it was a long sleeved black and white design with a yellow bow ? could you let us know where you bought it Thank you sincerely Bob

  61. Mrs Beverley Turner March 5, 2014 at 10:22 am -  Reply

    hi just watching the morning programme and just want to say kathy you look fab with the weight you have lost really well done

  62. Teresa Brown May 2, 2014 at 10:18 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    You look great – just wondering how you have lost so much weight ?
    I really want to lose weight and would love to know how you have been so successful.
    What exercise are you doing also?
    I love your kaftan type top you are wearing today (Friday 2nd May) – is it from QVC ?
    Kind Regards

  63. Margaret Healey May 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    You mentioned this morning that you were loosing weight, and you really do look great, I am writing to ask if you can tell me what your doing to achieve those great results, as I have been trying for ages to loose weight also.

  64. Kathy Tayler May 22, 2014 at 1:51 pm -  Reply

    Hello everyone
    I’m really sorry that I haven’t replied to you earlier – I hadn’t checked this part of my blog so hadn’t seen you’re comments. Many of you comment on my weight loss – thank you for your compliments – and asked how I’ve done it. It has been really slow, which I think is why the pounds have stayed off, and I think it has just got to the point where it is noticeable on air. My main philosophy has been the Michelle Harvie/Tony Howell Two Day diet which suggests two days a week of very low carb and low calorie intake, with a sensible Mediterranean type diet for the rest of the week. I haven’t done it strictly but it has really helped to give me a sense of control over food, rather than the other way around. I have changed my exercise to more gentle types as the running and gym work that I was doing kept damaging my joints (I’m getting too old!) I am now enjoying yoga and Pilates based exercise and feeling much better for it.
    I think the main difference in my general diet now is that I’m eating less, smaller portions and only when I’m actually hungry rather than out of habit.
    Thank you for letting me know that you’ve noticed a difference in how I look – it motivates me to not go back to my old, less healthy ways.
    Best wishes to you all
    Kathy x

  65. Kathy Tayler May 22, 2014 at 1:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Teresa
    Sorry to be so slow to reply – the kaftan top I was wearing is from QVC, it’s item number 118743 and is still available in small and the medium size I was wearing. It’s a lovely range called Amita, have a look on our website.
    Best wishes
    Kathy x

  66. Kathy Tayler May 22, 2014 at 2:08 pm -  Reply

    Dear Jacqueline and Fiona
    Thanks for your lovely comments – it was a while ago but the jacket I was wearing is from Ronen Chen, item number 114335, in Mocha but also available in black. It’s a lovely jacket which works well with a simple cami underneath as well as the white shirt that I was wearing with it.
    Thanks for your comments.
    Best wishes
    Kathy x

  67. Kathy Tayler May 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm -  Reply

    Hello Bob
    Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I think the top you saw me wearing was from Fenn Wright Manson who we still feature on QVC but that particular style was from last year. Have a look on our website to see whether your wife fancies anything else from the range.
    Best wishes to you both
    Kathy x

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