The word ‘thrilled’ doesn’t even cover the excitement I’m feeling to be joining QVC! How about ‘ecstatic’, ‘overjoyed’ or even ‘euphoric’?! And to arrive just as Britain’s first and most successful shopping channel is celebrating its 20th birthday, is even more fantastic.
I know many of you have been enjoying being with us from Day One on 1st October 1993 watching Julia Roberts. I’m now enjoying a good gossip with Julia, because I share a dressing room with her. In a way, I am ‘back’ at QVC but you’d never know I’d been here. About 16 years ago I auditioned as a model for QVC when it was based in Battersea. Sadly I never got a call back. Maybe that’s because I was destined to return as a Presenter. Who knows?
A few days before my birthday at the end of August and before heading off to Spain on my summer hols with hubby, Austen (‘The Hubz’), I found out I was coming to QVC. It’s quite a change from my previous job as a news journalist. I’ve been used to presenting bulletins and documentaries about some of the most serious of national and international news stories of the day. And I’ll always be a news junkie, but I must admit that QVC is already so much fun that I’m addicted to being here. I’ve also been getting to know all the other presenters and the corridors are full of so much fun and laughter here, that I’m just super-excited to get started.
I’m a Brummie, born and bred, so now and again I’ll be scooting back home to see my Mum, give The Hubz a big hug, to give Conkers some fuss and sneak a glass of beer. In fact, I’ve already spotted a Cozee Home throw that I think Conkers might soon be cheekily settling his furry little bottom down on when I’m not looking!
I’d love you to come and say HELLO to me here on my blog, on Twitter or call into the studio when I’m on TV. Tell me which brands you think I’ll love as much as you do and why? What do you recommend I go off in search of while I’m trying to get to know all our fab QVC brands? I love clothes and make-up and I’m learning about how to make my nails look prettier. I used to shop with QVC and buy OPI so I’ll be addicted to all of our nail shows for sure. Let me know and I’ll tweet you pics of what I discover. Like these lovely boots, watches and Diamonique jewellery!
I’ll be popping up on The Morning Show with Simon and Kathy on Thursday 3rd October and then my first show will be Michele Hope that day at 11am, then I’ll be back with Together at 1pm. I hope you’re enjoying Saturday Night Gifts and getting ready for Christmas? I’ll be joining Dale on 5th October. He’s a real hoot. And he told me he’s got Brummie roots too! Guaranteed to have a real giggle so tune in and have some fun with us.
Lots of love,
P.S. Don’t forget to tweet me on Twitter (@TVMarv). Why not follow the hints I’ve been making on my hashtag #MarvsNewJob to see if you think you could have guessed correctly! No prize, it’s just for fun. Check out the behind-the-scenes video I did with @WillGowing recently!
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