We’re 23!


Tomorrow is QVC UK’s 23rd birthday, and we’re celebrating!


We are kicking off the day with a special birthday Morning Show (we don’t normally have the Morning Show at weekends) with myself and Pipa Gordon and I hear there will be cake! There is also a lovely line-up of guests including Keeley from Elemis, June from Frank Usher, and Lee and SJ from Bareminerals as we will be launching the new Beauty Product of the Month – it’s lip colours and you have a choice to make but apart from that little titbit, I’m saying nothing… you could say ‘my lips are sealed!’

We will also be joined by Jemma Forte as the ‘birthday’ Today’s Special Value is from Molton Brown, which I think is going to fly.


There are three 300ml sizes (normally £20 each on Molton Brown’s own website) plus 100ml of the very Christmassy Frankincense and All Spice hand wash and hand lotion.

It’s already up on our website here if you want to order early, and it is gift-boxed so ready as a present for someone! Jemma and I also have some other fabulous treats to share in our whole hour together at 11am, in fact the whole day is packed with new products, old favourites, event pricing and Easy Pay offers.

After the Molton Brown show I will be doing a Facebook live chat about some of my favourite memories of the past twenty-three years at QVC before I rush off to a birthday celebration of my own.

Some of you will remember how thrilled I was that my family bought me tickets to go and see Andrea Bocelli in concert as my 60th birthday present. Well the day has finally arrived and I am beyond excited as I LOVE him. Not only that but there is a special guest appearance from Nicole Scherzinger, who also has the most amazing voice – I’ll tell you all about it on here next week.


On last week’s blog, I mentioned that I would be missing the thunder and lightning forecast for Spain… well, not quite! As we approached Valencia airport the sky ahead was growing increasingly inky with an occasional zig-zag of lightning.

By the time we had returned the hire car, it had developed into a full-on thunderstorm directly over Manises airport – causing all flights to be delayed by an hour or so. It’s one thing watching a storm from a distance, but something else entirely sitting in a plane on the end of the runway with the pilot telling you he is going to try and dodge the weather – I was a tad nervous!

It was a very restful but also productive five days in Spain. I didn’t quite manage my target of 10,000 words before being back on QVC yesterday, but 6,500 isn’t too shabby.

Okay! Drumroll time – particularly appropriate as ‘im indoors’ is a drummer!

The new website, www.juliarobertsauthor.com that Chris has been working on for the past two months is NOW LIVE. I think he has done a great job, but do head over and check it out for yourselves and if you sign up to receive my newsletter during the month of October.

If you sign up, you will automatically be entered into a draw to win a signed copy of each of the books in the Liberty Sands trilogy. Even if you already have them, they would perhaps make a good Christmas present for friends you have who may be keen readers. I will be doing a blog on my website too and you will be able to link back to this blog from there. It’s all widgets, plug-ins, short codes and other technical stuff that goes completely over my head so it’s a good job I’ve got ‘im indoors’ doing it for me!

The top I am wearing in the picture on the homepage of my new website is one of my QVC favourites and leads me nicely into Focus on Fashion.


Quite appropriately, as it is our 23rd birthday, Fashion on Friday today is featuring Michele Hope, one of our longest standing fashion ranges. Then tomorrow at 5pm there is a Winter Catwalk Collection hosted by Catherine Huntley.

Andrew Yu, the brand of the orange top pictured above, will be featured along with Kim & Co, H by Halston, C Wonder and Label Lab.

We have had two full hours of Label Lab so far and they have both been virtual sell-outs so I thought I would give you a heads-up on these two pieces. There’s a 100% cotton coated jumper that is available in black only and there’s a pair of grey jogger trousers – the two would work very well together.

That is the only fashion show on our birthday but we do have a two day fashion event on Monday and Tuesday.

It’s a Kim & Co Today’s Special Value on Monday, another of our long-standing brands celebrating their nineteenth anniversary with us in November, and I’m hoping it will still be around for our 2pm show together particularly as there’s a soft touch waistcoat which goes with it perfectly. It comes in four colour choices; Aubergine, Black, Navy and Oatmeal and is at an event price of £33.60. There is also more stock available of a boucle duster if you’re after something a little longer.

You can catch me on QVC this week at these times (always subject to change):


5pm Michele Hope
6pm Mally (Today’s Special Value)


9am Birthday Morning Show
11am Molton Brown (Today’s Special Value)

12pm Diamonique
2pm QVC Selection (Tom Tom Today’s Special Value)


2pm Kim &Co
5pm Spotlight on Jewellery


2pm Lori Greiner
3pm Honora


4pm Household Helpers
6pm Honora

You can also follow me on Twitter @JuliaRobertsQVC and Facebook JuliaRobertsTV

I’m hoping my weekend kicks off (sorry) with a win for my team, Crystal Palace, who are playing Everton this evening live on Sky Sports and I hope you have a great weekend too.

Julia xx


  1. martin forbes October 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm -  Reply

    enjoyed your facebook chat and watched you and pippa today saturday ist of october if you can can you post the new poastal address again so ican write your xmas card as well

    • Julia Roberts October 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm -  Reply

      Hi Martin
      So pleased you enjoyed the birthday morning show with Pipa. Our address is Building 8, 566, Chiswick High Road, Chiswick Business Park, London W4 5XU
      Sophie and Dan are both fine at the moment thanks
      Julia x

  2. martin forbes October 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm -  Reply

    how is sophie enjoying her new flat and how ids daniel enjoying his job hope your chris is well

  3. Julie Griffiths October 3, 2016 at 10:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Just had a read of your website. Enjoyed hearing about your hols in Barbados. We too stayed there many years ago & was wondering where u stayed. Might have to re visit. Enjoy all the fashion shows.
    Thanks for your on air hours as always.
    Keep well. Love Julie xxxxxx

    • Julia Roberts October 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm -  Reply

      Hi Julie,
      We’ve actually been a few times (one of our favourite holiday spots) We stayed at the Almond Beach Club when we took the children, Crystal Cove for our 30th anniversary and the name of the last place was I think the Sugar Cane Club …
      Hope I’ve inspired you to revisit
      Julia x

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