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My first week at QVC!

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Hi guys,

I’m Katy Pullinger, QVC’s newest presenter! I’ve put a little video together with some fun facts about me so you can get to know me better:

Wow what a crazy whirlwind of a start! I’ve had so much fun behind the scenes getting to grips with how things run over on the main channel. It’s incredible to see how QVC works and how many people it takes to make it all happen. I’ve met with buyers from so many departments to talk about brands and products, they are all really passionate about what they choose for the QVC audience.

I have sat in the Gallery with a head set to listen to the live shows and to get used to what the director and producers will be saying. Speaking on air when so much is going on in your ear is one of those things that you have to master!

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shoesI also got to choose a wardrobe of outfits and shoes to wear on air which was so much fun. I was spoilt for choice from everything on the website but I definitely have some favourite pieces already from MarlaWynne and shoes from Clarks and Peter Kaiser.katy shoot 1

I’ve done health and safety, watched countless hours of previous shows, had new official head shots taken, and then finally left for the bank holiday weekend knowing that on Tuesday I would be going live for the first time on the main channel!

My family and I had a fantastic weekend that was sadly a bit bitter sweet. Some of our very good friends, Chris and Jane were going to be leaving the country to live in Hong Kong. This meant plenty of leaving drinks and parties to say Bon Voyage! On Friday night it was a last dinner out with just the girls, we stayed local and went to a really nice restaurant/bar and I was fully decked out in my new togs: a MarlaWynne tunic and Slim ‘n’ Lift leather look leggings!

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To top off the look for the evening I had Roberto by RFM Jewellery, all my girl friends oohed and aaahed over it and were very impressed by the fact that Roberto was, and still is, the jewellery designer for Sex and the City. Yes apparently another film is in the pipeline!! (These pieces will be on air 7th June!)

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On the Sunday we went to a day time family friendly venue with outdoor pizza oven and plenty of room for the kids to play for the official leaving party. It was so much fun to have so many of our friends in one place but once the goodbyes started then there were plenty of tears from everyone. We spend a lot of time with Chris, Jane and their kids so it will be very weird to not have them around for Sunday lunches and BBQs. Our little girls are such good friends so it will be hard on them but thanks to Skype we can see them and stay in contact.

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I was really comfortable but felt equally stylish in my dress from Join and I doubled up on RMF bracelets too, you’ve gotta love a bit of stacking!

Monday was mostly about getting ready to head up to London for my first live shows. When I’m working at QVC I often stay at my mum and dad’s house along with my two girls, sometimes my husband Fred is with us too, if he is on the road that week for work. It’s so nice to be able to have a base there and spend time with my parents, and of course they love to have their grandchildren in the house causing mayhem!

So on Tuesday morning, with a few butterflies in my tummy it was off to QVC. I was extra early to make sure I had seen all the items I would be talking about on air but before I knew it, it was 12.30 and time to get to the studio and ready for the Lunchtime Show. I was very grateful to be on air with Simon Biagi,  he is such a professional so I knew all would be fine.

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The first 20 minutes felt like a bit of a blur but once I started to relax it was all fun and smooth sailing. After that it was an hour of Frank Usher with the fabulous and glamourous June, they really are perfect accessories for anyone who likes  a little sparkle in their lives.

Later at 5 I was in for a surprise as my Earth Spirit hour was going to be guested by a very good friend of mine, Rhiannon Duffin, who is a stylist and lifestyle blogger. We both live in the same town so we get to hang out quite a lot so it was so great to be on air together.

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It was a great first day and I’m so grateful to everyone who has helped get me ready for air, particularly Paul (the presenter manager) who has been at my side the whole time guiding me through everything. I’m so happy to be here for the summer and to be part of such a great team.

Katy x

Twitter – @KATYPTV

Instagram -@katypullinger

25 Comments

  1. PATRICIA MELLOR June 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Katy, you did a very good job and came over as relaxed and confident on your new job!! Best of luck and hope you enjoy presenting, you were brilliant!!
    Just got my first grandaughter on Wednesday of last week and she too is a Katy!!

    • Katy Pullinger June 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm -  Reply

      Ah thanks so much Patricia. Congratulations on your new granddaughter, that’s so exciting. Fantastic name too! ;-) xx

  2. Hester Tulloch June 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    Welcome Katie nice to see a new face watched you last week and you did well , from viewing the rest of the girls and boys are good people and I am sure you will be welcomed to the Q family.

    • Katy Pullinger June 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

      You’re right Hester, everyone has been so lovely and welcoming. It’s a fantastic team of people. Thanks so much for you good wishes x

  3. Sara June 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Katy,
    Hope you enjoyed your first week. You come across as very natural and I wish you all the best.
    Good luck from Sara x

    • Katy Pullinger June 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

      Thanks so much Sara, I’m loving it so far. Hope you’ve been getting some fantastic products and brands. Which are your favourite? X

      • Sara June 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm -  Reply

        Hi Katy, my favourites are Benefit, Bare Escentuals and Diamonique. I know a lot of the Beauty brands from the high street but like the fact that you get to see demonstrations on QVC and the prices are often much lower.
        Glad your first week has gone well, look forward to seeing more of you over the Summer. Do you know when you’ll be on next week? I’ll try to watch out for you! x

  4. sarah charitos June 7, 2016 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    Hi Katy. lovely little video to get to know you. you’re doing brilliantly on air. Welcome xx

    • Katy Pullinger June 7, 2016 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

      Aaah thanks Sarah, I’m loving it so far. It’s a great place to work and I love getting to try all the products so the only problem is I’ll be spending all my money! X

  5. Ruth June 7, 2016 at 11:29 am -  Reply

    Hi, sorry but finding you over talk and not sincere so feeling irritated by you. Ruth

    • Katy Pullinger July 11, 2016 at 5:31 pm -  Reply

      Sorry to hear that Ruth. :-( X

  6. Emily Curtis June 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations on your new job you were brilliant and a real professional keep up the good work from Emily xx

    • Katy Pullinger June 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm -  Reply

      Hi Emily, I’ll do my best! Thanks for reading my blog and leaving me a lovely message. X

  7. Karel Mee June 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Katy
    Why are you only on for the Summer?

    • Katy Pullinger June 7, 2016 at 3:55 pm -  Reply

      Hi Karel, I’m here for the summer to cover Kathy while she takes a well earned holiday. X

  8. Elizabeth Keenan June 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Katy
    Well done you enjoyed watching your first programme on qvc you are a natural.
    Your little girls are beautiful, looking forward to seeing you in the summer.
    much love
    Elizabeth KeenanX

    • Katy Pullinger June 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm -  Reply

      Thanks so much Elizabeth! Such a nice time of year to be on the main channel with all the lovely summer products! X

  9. Christine Simpson June 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Katy, nice to see a new face. saw you on Susan Graver Style on Tuesday evening, I loved your shoes, are they available from qvc?

    • Katy Pullinger June 14, 2016 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

      Hi Christine, I love those shoes too. They are Clarks from QVC, I can’t see them on our website anymore so I have a bad feeling they have sold out. There are some other fab sandals styles from Clarks though so have a look. If they come back in stock I will try and remember to message you here again! X

  10. Carolyn Whiter June 15, 2016 at 10:14 am -  Reply

    Hi Katy – I am just now watching you presenting Frank Usher. You are doing a fabulous job, very professional. As usual a touch of class along with the other lovely presenters. Well done and look forward to seeing you again on the best shopping channel. xx

    • Katy Pullinger June 26, 2016 at 10:23 am -  Reply

      Ahh what a lovely comment, thank you Carolyn. I’m loving it so far, it’s such a fun place to work and so much variety of products and people so it never gets boring!! Thanks again, enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

  11. Kim June 17, 2016 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Katy – welcome! So good to see a friendly new face, and very good at your job you are too. Looking forward to sharing a few more months of you with us! Kim

    • Katy Pullinger June 26, 2016 at 10:25 am -  Reply

      Thanks so much Kim, really nice of you to say so. I’m having a blast with everyone at QVC, I love getting to try all these great items and products and share them with you. Katy xx

  12. kathleen padgett June 17, 2016 at 7:56 pm -  Reply

    hi katy you have a lovely accent,where are you from

    • Katy Pullinger June 26, 2016 at 10:27 am -  Reply

      Hi Kathleen, thank you I grew up around Middlesex and Surrey but I think I get a bit of influence from my mum and my husband as they are both from Northern Ireland! x

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