It was lovely to meet former rugby star Gareth Thomas at QVC this week. He came in as a guest for the new range of candles called Sandy Bay that we premiered on Tuesday. I hope you were able to drag yourselves away from watching the Olympics to catch a bit of the show!
I don't watch a lot of rugby as my preferred sport is football, but I did see a bit of Gareth on Celebrity Big Brother a few months ago. He came across as something of a 'gentle giant' and I actually thought he would win the show but he was pipped to the post by Denise Welch. He was just as lovely in real life as he appeared on BB and I think he enjoyed his QVC debut.
If you missed the show check out the range here: Sandy Bay. I think you will love the unusual blends that the founder Sandy has come up with and also the overall quality of the candles.
It has been another week dominated by the fantastic athletes competing for Team GB at the Games. I don't know about you but I've been watching and enjoying sports I never knew existed! There have been occasions during the week when we QVC Presenters have had to miss events that we are particularly interested in because of work commitments. I would love to have witnessed the Usain Bolt 200 metre final last night but missed it as I was on air.
The funniest incident though was Ali Young earlier in the week racing into the building to watch the British Equestrian team in their showjumping jump off. She found the channel on the television in her dressing room, but there was no sound. Not prepared to watch it without commentary she phoned her home and listened to it down the phoneline whilst watching at QVC. Very resourceful. She was hilarious in her support of our team whilst willing the competition to knock a few fences down. Thankfully Team GB got the gold so was a very happy bunny on air!
If you are wondering what to do with your time when the Olympics is over this weekend, we have a great week ahead on QVC including the Butler & Wilson 17th Anniversary shows for his jewellery, and 12th anniversary shows for Butler & Wilson World. His first show is on Tuesday and I'm looking forward to seeing him and his latest stunning creations on Thursday.
Have a great weekend,
Much love Julia xx