Joining QVC


Check out the unruly feathers on my fascinator!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.

ConkersI’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!

Clarks boots Kirks Folly watch Diamonique angel wing pendant


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,

Marv X

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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  1. Gary Timmins September 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm -  Reply

    Well done you. Told you that you really are that good.

  2. Myfanwy Brown September 27, 2013 at 3:16 pm -  Reply

    Hello Marv, and welcome to QVC! I have been shopping with them for about 8 years now, and I love their products! I have so many different products from them, from all departments. There has been some comings and goings at QVC recently, and I miss the ones who have left, as they all feel like family to me. But it is nice to see some fresh faces too. I hope you enjoy being there, and I wish you all the best!

  3. Diane gilbank September 27, 2013 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    Welcome to the qvc family! I wish you all the luck for your first few shows but feel from just seeing that short video clip you will do very very well.
    Favourite qvc items? Erm where to begin….diamonique, Kim and co, ronnie nichol, nina Lenard, peony, Liz Earle,elemis for sure! Northern nights, benefit, CID cosmetics, to name but a few.
    Will be watching your new shows next week,
    Take care and best wishes Diane xxx

  4. Tania September 27, 2013 at 6:49 pm -  Reply

    Big up to the yamyams and yowyows!!
    Looking forward to seeing you on air.
    So glad there is a fellow Midlander – I live a few miles from Brum. I cor believe u are a fellow black women who has a cat who she is very fond of. He is a bewt. My cat is called Nikita. She is a spoiled indoor cat. We r good friends Keets (Nikita) and I – I do av lots of human friends too lol!
    Looking forward to getting to know what make up u use for ur skin tone and products u use 4 ur hair. I dont find many of the make up ranges cater well for our darker skin tones. The lip colours are not rich enough and their tinted stuff and powders/foundations are a no. The make up that adjusts to all shades go up to “honey african caribbean” tones. Frustrating.
    Some of my fave brands are:
    Cozee Home
    Home by Mario Lorenz
    Liz Earle
    Lola Rose
    Or Paz
    Silk Route
    Emma Hardie
    Easiyo Youghurt
    Clarks Shoes
    Yogi hair styling tools
    There are others.
    Ive been a customer since 1999 ish!! Love QVC. I have returned some items and there are areas I think NO!! But still love it and their customer service is tremendous. They deserve their award.
    Right I’m gonna shut mi gob now.
    Terahhh x

  5. Anne-Marie Mason September 27, 2013 at 8:09 pm -  Reply

    Welcome to Q! Don’t worry if you get a tough ride from some viewers at first, once everyone gets to know you you’ll see we can be more loyal to our presenters than the company, ha ha! You should arrange to do a beauty show with Ali so we get to see all your faves and you get to pick up her tips at the same time. I’m afraid I’m a pure beauty junkie, it’s the main show I watch. I’m meant to be on a self imposed shopping ban at the mo though coz I’ve got 3 storage boxes full of unopened goodies already, ha ha!

  6. Sara Carter September 27, 2013 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    Marverine, you are gonna be ACE on QVC!!! I can’t wait to see you xxx

  7. Marverine Cole September 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    Wow! Thanks, Everyone for your fabulous comments. Overwhelmed by the love from you already and fabulous to read about how much you love QVC.
    Myfanway, thanks so much for coming to say HELLO. So cool to hear from you xxx
    Diane – wow! loving your list, will go on the hunt for all of those. I was lucky enough to spend a day with some Diamonique pieces the other day. They stole my heart :-0
    Tania – so excited because I’m doing Cozee Home and L’Occitane shows next month so keep an eye on the QVC TV GUIDE for my name. PS High five to you as a fellow Midlander. Seems we both love make-up, I wear some Bobbi Brown on the telly (Walnut foundation & Golden Brown pressed powder are perfect for me) so definitely worth investigating. Reckon we’ll do some on-air make-up in that amazing range with me soon. Stay locked, ok? X
    Anne-Marie – nothing to be sorry about loving your beauty and wanting to make the best of your gorgeous skin, face & body! Beauty junkies unite!!!! Woohooo!!!
    Not forgetting Gary & Sara – my beer pals, you are gems! See you very soon, I hope xx

  8. Julie Toye September 29, 2013 at 11:46 am -  Reply

    Hello! Lovely to see such a beautiful new face on QVC xxx

  9. Craig Rowe October 2, 2013 at 6:29 am -  Reply

    I am SO happy you have joined us Marv, cant wait to work with you! Hopefully we will get a morning or a gift show together at some point – that would be a hoot!!

  10. Sandra Nevins October 2, 2013 at 11:00 am -  Reply

    Welcome to QVC its so nice to see a lovely new face .I have been a customer for nearly 19 years now along with my sisters. We have great dicussions and laughs over which items we have bought when we discover we’ve bought the same things. I adore diamonique and have countless pieces the wonderful comments l receive when wearing my pieces gives me an amazing buzz.
    I like too many products to list but the quality is wonderful.
    Looking forward to seeing you on TV. Also to getting some makeup ideas as l am a fellow black women and love makeup but struggle for products.
    Good Luck xx

  11. Christine Nicol October 2, 2013 at 6:48 pm -  Reply

    Hiya, welcome to QVC family I’m sure you will get on really well, I’ve been with them from the beginning, and I love Elemis, Diamonique, Charlie Bears, Nina Leonard, Yankee, Kipling, oooooooh and soooooooooooo much more in fact probably everything hehehe, looking forward to seeing you.
    take care good luck
    Chris x

  12. Marverine Cole October 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm -  Reply

    Thanks to each and every one of you who’s sent me good wishes. I can definitely feel the love in the room (includinf some from my new QVC buddy, Craig!!)
    I am beyond excited for tomorrow now, so I look forward to saying HELLO to you all via the tellybox. I’m popping up somewhere in The Morning Show with Kathy & Simon and then fashion-tastic at 11am and 1pm. Woohoooo!!!
    PS After that I’ll be back on Saturday night at 6pm with the super-fabulous Today’s Special Value H20 Steam Mop: some very cool extras AND a new colour to boot! Wowzer!

  13. Linda Martin October 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Marverine
    Its lovely to see a gorgeous new face on QVC and you are most welcome. To name all my favourites would take forever as I’m always changing my mind but love QVC and have been with them I would think for about 18/19 years now so look forward to the next few years with you as well.

  14. Deidre Mitchell October 3, 2013 at 11:44 pm -  Reply

    Welcome Marvrine,good luck , not that I think you will need luck !!!

  15. Deidre Mitchell October 3, 2013 at 11:46 pm -  Reply

    Apologies Maverine got so excited ,spelt your name incorrect

  16. Elizabeth Morton October 4, 2013 at 10:18 am -  Reply

    Hi Marverine,
    I haven’t seen you on screen yet but I watched your interview with Will and you are lovely!
    I could tell anyway as you have a beautiful, open face and last but not least, you’re a cat person! Conkers looks a very contented cat.
    Take care and hope it all goes well for you,
    Beth XX.

  17. Elizabeth October 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm -  Reply

    It was great seeing you on the shows you presented yesterday. You are a fantastic addition to the channel. Can I just ask what shade of lipstick/brand you were wearing? Seems that shade will suit me. Looking forward to find out what makeup range/beauty you use on and off air-you’ve great skin and it’s so hard to find a good match for a darker skin tone. Keep up the good work x

  18. Marverine Cole October 5, 2013 at 10:09 am -  Reply

    Hi everyone! hey Linda: don’t worry! So pleased you’ve written to me!
    Elizabeth: I was wearing MAC lipsticks and I also use Bobbi Brown foundations and powders (Walnut & Golden Brown) so look out for those shades. I’m also soon going to try some of Bare Minerals shades for darker skins. Hold on tight, stick with me and my blog and we’ll help you find something that’s right for you in the coming weeks, ok?
    Take care!!

  19. Lou October 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Marverine welcome to qvc I like your warm personality that I have seen of you so far good luck!!

  20. Lynda October 5, 2013 at 7:31 pm -  Reply

    Wow not another woman.. there are 15 woman and only 5 men its not good enough really.. I find the woman very boring on QVC…

  21. Gillian Atkins October 10, 2013 at 12:19 am -  Reply

    What a rude person you are Lou!
    Anyway, welcome to QVC Marverine, I for one am looking forward to seeing your shows 🙂 My favourite things are nearly all of the make-up ranges, most of the bags and shoes and nearly everything else lol! It’s addictive. I’ve been off work this week and have spent far too much money; good job I’m back in the office on Monday 😉 Enjoy your time here, and as a fellow Brummie who’s moved south, it’s going to be bostin’, have fun Gillian xx

  22. Vivienne Wallis October 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm -  Reply

    A very warm welcome to the best shopping channel QVC Marverine, I watched you on Saturday evening with Dale.
    Some of my favourite products are:
    Peony Flowers, Kelly Hoppen, Charlie Bears, EasiYo, Bare Minerals, Kim&Co, Tiffany lighting, Anna Griffin craft, are just a few. I also spend far too much and now adhere to my saying ‘needs and wants’, I may want it but do I really need it. Also really love Diamonique, it really sparkles.
    Looking on line to see when you are presenting.

  23. Tessa Liburd October 15, 2013 at 11:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Marverine welcome to QVC it’s so nice to see a beautiful black woman on air and and have already noted the makeup that you wear. I am in my 50’s and find difficulties with foundations especially with my tropical moments! Please would you consider doing a beauty show with Ali which includes more quality black makeup? Many thanks Tess

  24. Carol Jackson October 16, 2013 at 10:05 pm -  Reply

    Hello is such a pleasure to see a Black woman presenter !!!!! I had always hoped it would happen one day so turning on the tv and seeing you was such a joy.
    well done! and just know that we are supporting you being in your righful place.
    Bless your sweet heart!!

  25. Em October 21, 2013 at 2:27 pm -  Reply

    Welcome Marverine, just watched you for the first time this afternoon and your warmth and humour exude from the screen…you are a great addition to the presenting team and I forecast lots of laughs with you to come! Enjoy settling into your new job, love Em x

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