Christmas, QVC and Cairns!



Christmas is here and of course 2015 is just around the corner too!

It has been, what feels like, the busiest year to date at QVC.

Thanks so much for being with us over the last 12 months and a very warm welcome to you if you have recently joined us as well.

I was thrilled to learn that in November alone, around 31,000 people shopped with QVC for the very first time!

I really am very proud to work here. If I’m honest, when I first joined in January 2000 I remember saying to myself, “I’ll probably be here for a year to 18 months or so before I move on”. Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong and I’m so pleased I was.

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It’s one of the most challenging presenter roles I’ve ever undertaken, and continues to be, but that’s what makes it so appealing. Then there are the various teams I have the pleasure of spending time with who make it a joy to come to work each day.

However, what I’m especially proud to represent, above everything else, is you our fabulous viewer. Quite simply, without you we wouldn’t be here and I never lose sight of that. Thank you.

For me, QVC goes way beyond the fabulous products we source. I often talk about our customer care, our multi award winning UK-based call centre and the superb team of buyers who do their utmost to secure as good an offer as possible. They’re an amazingly dedicated team.

When I was offered the role all those years ago, I remember making it very clear to my then manager that I’d never sold a thing in my life (other than help Mum at a car boot sale!) Bob then said to me, ‘Charlie, we want to work with you as a presenter, we really like the way you described and explained the product in your audition…’

So here I am, all these years later, still loving the role as QVC presenter. The last 15 years have flown by; I struggle to look too far into the future… another 15 maybe?!

I know I speak on behalf of everyone here at QVC when I wish you a wonderful and happy Christmas and New Year. I hope you’re able to enjoy some great TV, food, drink and of course, board games! I love Pictionary… and Scrabble… and Monopoly… oh the list goes on!

On another note, I’d also like to send my thoughts and warmest regards to those who find Christmas and the New Year a particularly difficult time of year. For many it can be a real challenge through perhaps the loss of a loved one or being alone. I can only try to imagine how hard it can be. Thinking of you.

I thought I’d round off this weeks blog with a festive photo of my two adorable Cairn Terriers! I simply cherish them and no doubt, this Christmas time, they’ll be getting their fair share of Turkey… but the mince pies, well, they’re all mine!

Do take care and I’ll see you soon.


Twitter: @mecharliebrook


  1. marie December 17, 2014 at 7:48 pm -  Reply

    what a lovely blog I am fortunate to have good friends and family to spend christmas with but do think of others less fortunate. Jyst wanted to say you are one of my favourites so I wish you,your family and those 2 georgous cairns and eonderful christmas and new year
    Love Marie x

  2. livinus gallagher December 17, 2014 at 9:51 pm -  Reply

    Thank you Charlie for all the laughs I really got a good one when watching your lap of honour with the flash pad.
    Your wishes are kindly received and warmest greetings to you and yours,Peace Joy and good health in 2015

  3. Debby Slauenwhite December 18, 2014 at 10:20 am -  Reply

    Morning Charlie.
    I’ve just read your blog [ as I always do, with Bella perched on my lap ]. I’d like to add that QVC wouldn’t be as fun to watch if it wasn’t for the presents [ like your-self ] who are friendly and fun to watch. Credit where credit is due.
    We always invited relatives who were on their own over Christmas [ one year I catered for 9 ]. But it was worth it.
    What a LOVELY photo of Misty and Bramble [ butter wouldn’t melt comes to mind ] !!!!
    Bella celebrated her 10th Birthday yesterday [ with a cake and a new little Charlie bears..] a travel buddy.
    Have GRRReat Christmas.
    Love Debby and BIG whoof’s from Bella

  4. Dudraig December 19, 2014 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    Your dogs are delicious….so scruffily handsome that I bet they get away with all sorts of mischief. I did smile at the photograph because it reminded me of the comic duo Spit the Dog and his “handler” Bob Carolgees. If you don’t remember them, have a Google and you will see what I mean! Festive woofs to you all!

  5. Christine Collins December 19, 2014 at 8:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie,
    You may have had a ball this lat 15 years but so have we just watching your antics at times has me in stitches ie the turbie twist, that was so funny. Apart from that you never “speak down” to us viewers so thanks for that but you always seem so welcoming to all your guests.
    Have a very merry Christmas & a really happy New Year with your friends & family.
    Love from Christine xx

  6. Diane December 23, 2014 at 6:30 am -  Reply

    That’s a lovely blog Charlie. Love to watch you presenting your so natural. Love your two cairns. i have grown up having cairn terriers for pets they all have great characters, we had one the same colour as your two and the rest have been cream, The present one is nearly 7 and called Buster . Have a merry christmas and Happy New Year. Love Diane. x

  7. Charlie Brook December 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm -  Reply

    Hello Marie and thanks for your kind words. I do hope you had a lovely Christmas 🙂
    All the best


  8. Charlie Brook December 29, 2014 at 10:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Livinus, lovely to hear from you. I think my flash pad score is still the record!! Woo Hoo!
    All the best


  9. Charlie Brook December 29, 2014 at 10:59 pm -  Reply

    Hello Debby and whoofs to Bella!
    Happy birthday to Bella too! double figures! 10 years old! I remember when I was 10… Only just!

    All the best


  10. Christine Brown January 1, 2015 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie, lovely blog and I love your doggies as I love my boy (boxer James Brown-oh yes ‘I feel good’) I am always coming up with new names for him this months is Little Mouse. Don’t they bring such pleasure. Just wanted to say you are also one of my favourites I just love QVC its not just a tele sales programme its everything and more, a joy to watch. Happy New Year to you and the rest of the team in front and behind the cameras, keep up the good work bringing us joy and laughter.

  11. Charlie Brook January 12, 2015 at 3:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dudraig

    I do remember spit the dog… Very well! So funny!

    Happy New Year.


  12. Charlie Brook January 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Diane and a whoof to Buster!

    You clearly adore Cairns. They are so cheeky and make me smile and laugh every day! Would love to see a picture of Buster – can you tweet me one!?

    All the best


  13. Charlie Brook January 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm -  Reply

    Hello Christine and thank you so much for your kind words. They are really appreciated.
    Do have a lovely 2015.

    All the best


  14. Charlie Brook January 12, 2015 at 3:44 pm -  Reply

    Hello Crispy!

    You’re like me… I’m always giving my two different names depending on what they’re upto! I’m sure I confuse them!

    Thanks for your kind words.

    All the best


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