SNT, family time and spring arrives at BundleBerry!

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Hello! As always I do hope this blog finds you well?

Well, what a weekend it was!

Things kicked off with a bang on Thursday evening with a wonderful few hours at the home of Alison Cork; she had a get together for friends and colleagues who she works with from TV, radio and newspapers and a few of us were invited to go along.

It was a really fun evening and as you might imagine her house is absolutely divine – I did warn her I may never leave, haha! And I got to see the famous ‘Henry the stag’!!

Then over the weekend I caught up with my beloved cousin Vonnie and her husband. They were over from Hong Kong for a big birthday of his and I wasn’t able to make the party but I did see them for a lovely sunny Saturday brunch, it was great fun!

Then on Saturday night it was the night so many of us had been waiting for! The first episode of the new series of ‘Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’ in which the first celebrity to be pranked was our very own QVC Ambassador, Amanda Holden!

So myself, Laura, Emily, Stacey and Jack (Marketing, PR, Director and Engineer at QVC) all got to the ITV studios at 5pm all ready for a quick pre-show drink and catch up before we were taken into the studios for the live show. Oh wow, it was so exciting and what a coo to also be there when Kylie Minogue was performing her 30 years in pop medley – amazing!

When it came to the prank being played out it was such an exciting moment and the audience absolutely loved it along with Amanda’s reaction.

I also felt it showed just how professional QVC is as a company but also the sense of fun we have in what we do. If you didn’t see the show you can watch the whole thing on the ITV hub (catch up service). And be sure to watch out for Stacey and I dancing like loons to Kylie Minogue!

Or to just see the prank itself watch this YouTube link:

Amanda has told me she’ll never trust me again! Haha! Well I think she will after our next show when I launch her spring/summer BundleBerry Today’s Special Value with her on the evening of 7th into 8th March. One of her already iconic pieces in the range is the set of three trunks that have been a top seller since the launch on QVC and for the Today’s Special Value we are launching never seen before colours. I would give you an early warning on the White, Grey and Blush options – I would guess they might be first to go!

I was lucky enough to try out the white set for a few days and as you can see from the photos not only do they look stunning, they are also a brilliant storage solution!

You get a set of three in the offer and here’s how I used them:
Small trunk – perfect for storing beauty, gifts and keepsakes

Medium trunk – I used this in the family room for games, remote controls and the kids’ colouring in bits and pieces

Large trunk – perfect for bedding; I put one of my Kelly Hoppen bedspreads and a couple of pillow shams in mine.

So, do join Amanda and I for the launch at midnight on 7th into 8th March and if you miss that, be sure to watch the Breakfast Show repeat at 7am and 8am!

Big hugs
Craig xx

28 Comments

  1. Fiona Carne February 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm -  Reply

    Great prank very funny,so well done by qvc staff to not let the cat out of the bag,I laughed when I watched it,poor Craig😆😆

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2018 at 8:19 am -  Reply

      Hi Fiona,

      Thanks for your message. It was great wasn’t it. We had so much fun 😀

  2. Sapna February 27, 2018 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    Fantastic Craig ! Looking Handsome…as always ! I love your Quirky, Funny, Friendly, Clever presenting style:) Good luck Craig with the “Bundleberry Launch” in March…I can’t wait to see it, so excited Craig !

    Otw, GOOD LUCK CRAIG, once again for “Bundleberry” !!! BIG HUGS 🙂

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2018 at 8:21 am -  Reply

      Hey Sapna! Thanks for the lovely comments, I’m flattered! 🤗.

      Hope you enjoy the Bundleberry launch, it’s gonna be fantastic!

      Big hugs back 😀

  3. Carol February 27, 2018 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    You were great – a professional thru and thru. Thank you all I laughed what a tonic

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2018 at 8:22 am -  Reply

      Thanks Carol,

      I’m really glad you enjoyed it 😀

  4. Diane February 27, 2018 at 5:58 pm -  Reply

    Brilliant! I think she will be very worried if she ever sees you scratch your head again! 😉

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2018 at 8:23 am -  Reply

      Hi Diane,

      Yes you’re right! It’s gonna take a while for her to trust me again! 😂

      Thanks, Craig

  5. Josephine Jennings February 27, 2018 at 6:29 pm -  Reply

    Wonderful prank , how did you all keep the secret.

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2018 at 8:26 am -  Reply

      Hey Josephine,

      It was hard work but the ITV team were amazing and worked so hard to make sure it was all kept under wraps!

      😀

  6. Shirley Symonds February 28, 2018 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

    So funny well done Craig I couldn’t have kept a straight face like you did it was very entertaining

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2018 at 8:30 am -  Reply

      Thanks Shirley, it was hard work but so much fun as well 😀

  7. Janet Hood February 28, 2018 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig, missed the Amanda Holden prank. Sounds lots of fun. It’s nice that QVC entertains as well as selling rather lovely stuff. Glad you had a good time with your cousin and her husband. Lucky them living in Hong Kong. I’ve been a couple of times and love the place. Have a good week. J x

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2018 at 8:34 am -  Reply

      Hi Janet, lovely to hear from you again.

      Yes the prank was lots of fun, and a lovely change to the normal day.

      Thanks it was lovely to catch up with them. That’s nice that you’ve been to Hong Kong, I hope yo go one day as heard so many wonderful things about it.

      Hope you have a great week too.

      Craig x

  8. Susan February 28, 2018 at 5:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig,
    Hilarious!! You were so brilliant! Not weird at all letting her have a clue something might be up! You’re so funny! She did say you’re her favourite too! Who could blame her?! Super!x

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2018 at 8:36 am -  Reply

      Thanks so much Susan!

      I had so much fun doing it and she always said Ant & Dec would never prank her 😀.

      Hope you’re well and have a great week x

  9. janice reeves February 28, 2018 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    You were the most professional, and as usual never wavered from your brief, always knew you would be a success on QVC , you are one of my favourite presenters on QVC

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2018 at 8:41 am -  Reply

      Hi Janice,

      Hope you’re well. Thanks so much, I really appreciate your kind words.

      It was so much fun.

      Hope you have a great week.

      Craig 😀

  10. Anne Clark February 28, 2018 at 7:53 pm -  Reply

    I kept on saying theres craig it was as if i knew you personable it was such a laugh well done Craig and Amanda not forgetting the QVC team x

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2018 at 8:43 am -  Reply

      Hey Anne!

      That’s great! Lovely that you spotted me 😀.

      Thanks a lot, appreciate it.

      Craig x

  11. Amy Dwyer March 1, 2018 at 9:10 am -  Reply

    I thought you were awesome!!!! You handled it so well. The rubbish in the trunk was my absolute favourite part!!

    I cannot believe you got to see Kylie perform I love the Minogue sisters!!! I am 99% happy for you and only 1% jealous!

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2018 at 8:45 am -  Reply

      Hey Amy!

      Great to hear from you! Thanks so much! I loved that bit too! So funny, I ar to focus on keeping it together 😂.

      It was such a bonus seeing Kylie! What great timing being on the show that night!

      Craig Xx

  12. karen somerville March 2, 2018 at 11:35 am -  Reply

    craig I loved the prank you are brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.my daughter and I watched you with keeley .have you started your month of elemis routine with the bliss capsules ? we have started yesterday a full month .can I just say you are a tonic to watch when ever you present .

    • Craig Rowe March 19, 2018 at 11:32 am -  Reply

      Hi Karen,

      Great to hear from you and glad you enjoyed watching the prank :-).

      How is your Elemis routine going? Have you seen any changes? I haven’t manage to start mine yet as I’ve had to trial other products for shows but definitely planning to start the Elemis trial within the next few months.

      Thanks for your lovely comments.

      Craig

  13. Vivienne Mccartan March 9, 2018 at 9:15 am -  Reply

    Just watched the prank with amanda..didn’t see it on Saturday but glad I watched it on here. Just great…soooo funny..

    • Craig Rowe March 19, 2018 at 11:33 am -  Reply

      Hey Vivienne,

      Thanks for your comment and great to hear you enjoyed watching the prank. It was really good fun.

      Craig 🙂

  14. Naty Parker March 9, 2018 at 9:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi, Craig…
    Just watched the prank tonight… brilliant…sooo funny!!! Kudos to All involved…xox

    • Craig Rowe March 19, 2018 at 11:34 am -  Reply

      Thanks Naty!

      Great to hear you enjoyed it. The ITV team did great, and it was so much fun.

      Craig x

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