It’s QVC’s 19th birthday!


Today is QVC's 19th birthday and as I've been here since the very first day, I was asked if I'd mind WIll interviewing me all about the last 19 years! Watch the video below as I share some of my favourite moments…



  1. Mary Davies October 1, 2012 at 5:10 am -  Reply

    Happy Birthday QVC looking forward to the next year love from Mary Davies Isle Of Wight X

  2. Annette Roberts October 1, 2012 at 8:43 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Happy 19th Birthday with QVC!! How time flies…have just read your previous blog and watched your video.
    Lots and lots of memories for you, especially at QVC Towers Battersea. You mentioned Paul Lavers, am I right in thinking he’s back on, dare I say, IW, if you know what I mean? I was flicking channels the other day and I heard his dulcet tones…he has rather a lovely, distinctive voice, which I remember from years gone by…doesn’t it make you feel old lol!!! I think he was in the kitchen, filling his boots with all the scrummy food at the time!
    Have a wonderful fun Birthday with QVC!!!
    Annette x

  3. lilian deacon October 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm -  Reply

    Happy Birthday QVC and to all the wonderful presenters and other teams who make QVC the BEST online shopping channel in the world for me to be able to shop and spend owning such beautiful possessions .
    Long may you reign.

  4. annie caine October 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm -  Reply

    Happy birthday QVC and congratulations Julia,there arn many pepole who can say they have been in a job that long.x

  5. Margaret Harwood, October 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia and QVC Happy Birthday,I still have the first item
    I bought it is a treble clef brooch from Adrian Buckley. and have not stopped buying since.Peggy fom Cardiff

  6. Susanne Howard October 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm -  Reply

    Hello Julia ,enjoyed your video. i would like to wish you and everyone at QVC a Very Happy 19th Birthday ,i have been shopping with you for years now and always with confidance ,your products are second to none also the 30 day money back is brilliant. Thanks to you all & have a great day.
    Love Sue.x

  7. Michelle Penwarden October 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    Happy Birthdy to QVC and to you especially after 19 years. I think QVC becomes better year after year so keep up the good work!!! John and I met you at the customer Gem Day in April this year which was lovely. I always enjoy your shows and look forward to watching you for many more years. Best wishes to you all.
    Michelle xx

  8. mrs karen kennedy October 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm -  Reply

    Happy birthday qvc, been with you from the start and would not shop any where else ! love mrs karen kennedy x

  9. Doris October 1, 2012 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia, I was with you on that very night 19yrs ago when QVC went live…I bought from your lovely presentation a lovely 9ct gold bracelet. I can not believe it’s 19yrs, so to celebrate today 19yrs later I’ve ordered myself the Emu Dunoon Long boots in black, because that is my birth place…
    Paul Lavers, I miss him presenting on QVC have watched him on other channels but not the same… Jilly & Julian still my favourite presenters…lots have changed since that first day but delighted to say that even though the family of QVC has got soooooo much bigger, it’s still wonderful to watch you all…
    Keep up the good work,

  10. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen October 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    happy 19th birthday julia do you ever hear from katy john kara baker maria rice mundy kara tritton paul lavers dave bradford rob locke at all please give paul and katy my regards.i have on vhs qvcs 3rd bday from 1996 wih youn katy and kara t doing an item with pauls scallwag dog great memories

  11. jan beresford October 1, 2012 at 8:02 pm -  Reply

    hi julia happy 19th birthday ive been with you 19years too here,s to another 19 years love from janx

  12. Sue Kemp October 1, 2012 at 11:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    happy anniversary , I have been with QVC virtually from day one, and there have been some lovely presenters over the years, I, am so glad glad you have stayed, wouldnt be the same without you , and it is noticeable when you have not been on for a while, we miss you.
    i look forward to seeing you for many more years and welcoming you into my home!
    Best wishes

  13. Yvie Gillman October 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia, Happy 19th Birthday,the years seem to be marching on so quickly, I can’t remember when I started watching QVC but I remember the first thing that I bought, it was a Liz Earle TSV and it had a lovely black bag with it , and I still use it today!!I’ve also got two pairs of Markon boots that come out every winter,love em!!(I have had them reheeled though)and many other things as well, even when I’m not buying QVC keeps me company especially lately when I have a few sad days, Keep up the good work . best wishes yviex

  14. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Mary
    Thanks for the birthday wishes – this year was a little low key but next year should be amazing
    Julia x

  15. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Annette
    Yes Paul is back at Ideal World but according to the conversation we had the other day only on air occasionally and only until he goes into pantomime …. Oh yes he does!
    Hope all is ok with you?
    Julia x

  16. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm -  Reply

    Hello Lilian
    What a lovely birthday message and great recognition for the behind the scenes teams ……… we all have to rely on each other to make it work
    Julia x

  17. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm -  Reply

    Hello Annie
    Thanks for the birthday wishes. There is a saying,
    “If you enjoy your job, you never work a day in your life” – I feel very fortunate that that saying is true for me.
    Julia x

  18. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm -  Reply

    Hello Peggy
    I am glad you still enjoy shopping with us. Buckley is one of the few brands that have been with us almost from the beginning. Have you seen the Poppy brooches that Adrian has done again this year to raise funds for the British Legion?
    Julia x

  19. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    Hello Sue
    Thanks for the birthday wishes – Will made the interview very easy …… always a bit weird to be on the other end of the questions!! So pleased you are happy with the service.
    Julia x

  20. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Michelle
    Thanks for the birthday wishes and the kind comments to me personally. I enjoy the viewer events as it is our opportunity to ‘see’ you rather than always the other way round.
    No plans to go anywhere just yet……
    Julia x

  21. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    Hello Karen
    I don’t think there are many people who have been with us since day 1 so thanks for sticking with us and pleased to hear you are still enjoying shopping with us
    Julia x

  22. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    Hello Doris
    How appropriate that you ordered the Dunoon Emu boots to mark our birthday and your anniversary of starting to watch us!
    I even remeber what I was wearing for my first jewellery show … a coral coloured jacket!
    Paul was so much fun wasn’t he – I still miss having him around.
    Julian celebrates his 19th anniversary of joining QVC in a couple of weeks, and then Jilly joined ( along with Dave Bradford and Deb Flint, first time round ) in January 1994. It all seems such a long time ago – a lot of water under the bridge!
    Julia x

  23. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Martin
    The only one of my former colleagues I am in contact with is Paul. I will pass on your best wishes next time I speak to him
    Julia x

  24. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    Hello Jan
    Thanks for sticking with us for 19 years. You may well be watching in 19 years time but I very much doubt that you will be watching me ……. I would be 75!!!!!! That is a very sobering thought!
    Julia x

  25. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm -  Reply

    Hello Susan
    Thanks for your lovely message, it’s so nice to feel appreciated! Speaking of which, I really appreciate that you are still watching us on QVC :-))
    Julia x

  26. julia roberts October 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    Hello Yvie
    I had to smile when I read about your Markon boots!!! – I have had mine for about 5 years and they made their first appearance of the Winter yesterday on QVC!
    I still have had no success with my house hunting – maybe I should stop looking for the ‘perfect’ house and just settle on suitable????
    speak soon
    Julia x

  27. Mrs. Shirley. Towerzey August 29, 2013 at 12:57 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia, “Happy Birthday” to you all at QVC but you especially as I know you were the very first presenter, and I was with you too and over the years I’ve spent far too much but you are still the very best shopping channel. Well done, and I hope you’ll be here for many more years. Regards, Shirley. Towerzey.XXXX

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