Some of you may already have read Simon's blog giving you the exciting news that from tonight, at a few minutes past midnight, the live QVC broadcast will also be broadcast on ITV1 as part of a new show called 'The Zone'. The Presenters for 'The Zone' are Michael Underwood and his girlfriend Angelica Bell and they appeared on Loose Women at lunchtime today to promote the show.
From QVC's point of view, we will still be doing what we have been for the past sixteen and a half years, bringing you great products to buy from the comfort of your own home, but the show will have a slightly pacier feel allowing us to bring you even more products than usual. The first product to feature on ITV tonight will be our Today's Special Value, a Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board with Just Dance & EA Sports Active games and accessories.
Daniel, Sophie and I have just been 'playing' on the Just Dance game and it's so much fun. We're all reasonably fit but after dancing along to just a couple of tracks we were all glowing nicely. I'm sure this is going to be a great addition to my fitness programme and along with my Pilates and Diet Chef, will help me shift those last few pounds… only 5lbs to go now!!
There are some brilliant music tracks from the last three decades and the character that you follow for the 80s songs bears a striking resemblance to the way I looked when I was teaching fitness in the Eighties. So much so that I went in search of this poster (photo left) which I modelled for – some of you may even have it as it was on sale in Athena shops!
Talking of losing a few pounds, also on the show tonight is the inimitable Michael Winner. We will be selling two of his books 'Winner's Dinners' and 'Michael Winner's Fat Pig Diet'. The latter is a diet book with a difference and to quote Michael Parkinson, 'As interesting as a diary as it is a diet'. I agree.
It's very readable and as the man himself says, 'If I can lose three and a half stone and keep it off, then there is hope for everyone!' Interestingly he is also into Pilates so needless to say I am really looking forward to chatting with him. I have actually met him once before. Many years ago I auditioned for a small role in his version of the movie 'The Wicked Lady'…
I so hope that you will be watching Simon and I tonight and that you will love the slightly edgy format.