I can hardly believe that I am writing this blog on my 10th anniversary of being a QVC presenter! I know that many of you already know as you supported me (I am forever thankful to you!) but if you don’t, I actually won my job as a QVC presenter in a talent competition that QVC ran called ‘Search for a Presenter’.
It all started with auditions held around the country where around 4000 people entered and from there there was a ‘bootcamp’ style day of further auditions then interviews which then culminated in an eight-week live final with the audience voting every week for who they wanted to keep. I actually never thought in a million years I would win it to be honest as I thought a lady would be likely to win.
For me it was just a way to get in the door at QVC and maybe become a guest so you can imagine my joy and exultation when I actually won!
Here are some photos of my winning night along with a little video that shows you some of the journey:
It’s been the best job I ever had and it’s also been life changing in many ways – I never take it for granted and I feel blessed every day I come to work at QVC.
So, that’s me celebrating 10 years at QVC but for someone else it’s their 20 year anniversary…. Kim Mendelson, founder of Kim & Co, one of our top-selling fashion ranges at QVC. Kim has special shows coming up for the anniversary and I am delighted to say I will be presenting with her for some of them. I have a real soft spot for Kim, as well as being an incredible business woman she is friendly, kind and a real joy to work with. Happy Anniversary, Kim!
Now, it’s not just old-timers here at QVC but lots of new things to enjoy too:
Hotel Chocolat, who just launched last month at QVC, are back! I have a show at 8pm 17th October and I do hope you will join me. They do special collections for QVC and if you haven’t tried their chocolate in one of their boutiques, it’s absolutely divine.
They even have their own cocoa plantations so they really are experts!
Also new at QVC, something great if you have men to buy for; I have been trying out skin and shave products from the British Barbers’ Association. As you can image, their range is designed to get the man in your life perfectly groomed, fresh and ready for Christmas and the New Year.
You will see this special collection in the ALL NEW Christmas Gift Ideas show with me at 8pm on 18th October. If you fancy trying your luck at winning a British Barbers’ Association bundle worth over £100, head over to Simon Biagi’s blog now!
And finally, something I did mention in my last blog that’s going to be launching in The Morning Show with me on 23rd October is Scentered – a range of candles and balms that all have natural ingredients to cultivate a particular mood or feeling. My favourites are ‘escape’ and ‘focus’. I will be telling you more with the co-founder Fay.
Especially for QVC they have created Christmas baubles, each containing a specific balm and if you can’t decide there is a set of minis with the full selection! I am loving this range – you will too and they will make great gifts!
Sending you big hugs, see you on-air soon and remember if you miss any of the shows I have mentioned, you can always watch the presentations afterwards on the website.
Here’s to 10 happy years at QVC!