I began working backstage at QVC in 1999 and the DIY shows were one of my favourite to work on. They were always full of energy, the guest presenters are a lot of fun and what can I say about Harry Green, he had us all laughing!
Take a look at the video below to see how the show has evolved over the years and then read on to hear from QVC presenter Simon Biagi…
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As you know I love my DIY and it's always been one of my favourite shows. On one particular occasion I remember starting the day off with Orlando on the 1st January at 9am and the first three things we were to talk about were power tools that were very noisy. We started the show slumped in a corner like we we were recovering from a late night New Years party, and when the drills and saws started, our heads were pounding! It ended up as the best way to start a new year, loved it! Here's my take on some of the things we're seeing this Sunday…
The Power 8 workshop is a great scaled down version of the carpentry/joiners workshop equipment that costs a fortune. It's so versatile as you can use elements of it as battery operated hand tools but then using the table you can cut true square angles and rip wood so you get a truly professional result. It's great as its not too big and not too scary and the price means you can have a really professional set of tools without having to be a professional to justify it!
I love the CT1, I call it the rescuer! This is something that I am never without, it has stuck up fitted wardrobes in my kids bedrooms and sealed in a shower tray in the bathroom. It's been spread, smoothed and painted over so many times and has never let me down. You might think that it sounds to good to be true but Tom's demos really show you how great this stuff is.
I have the Telesteps loft ladder which use the same aerospace aluminium technology that our Telesteps ladders have and they are commented on by anyone who sees them. If you want the best, then these are the ones to go for.
When the Trend sharpening kit was first introduced I was very excited! Why? Well I had just priced up new chisels as mine were all chipped and blunt and I was struggling to sharpen them. The Trend sharpener was designed by someone who really knew what THEY wanted and designed something that was nigh on perfect from the outset. Now it's not a cheap bit of kit, but it's designed to last a lifetime and it could save you a fortune…. It did me!
I'm really looking forward to the show and am privileged to be the one hosting it. The DIY show has been going for 19 years and I'll try to ensure that it carries on for another 19 at least!
Don't miss our 19th anniversary of 'DIY on Sunday' live from 9am!
See you soon, Will.
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