Will gets a proposal LIVE on air!


Will GowingWOW… What an amazing Thursday that was!!

My partner of nearly ten years – Steven – proposed to me live on QVC and I couldn't be happier. 

To give you a bit of background, I was never supposed to be on air at 4pm, I received a voicemail from my boss, Mike, asking me to call him. Well, obviously I was worried, what have I done wrong? 

Mike told me… "Alison Young would really like you to be part of her last show of 2013 – Benefit Cosmetics". Little did I know what was in store!!

I've known Ali since before meeting Steve, so I'm elated she was part of this chapter in my life. Equally I have known the QVC family for that long too and they have now given me the best gift ever.

QVC was my first job in TV, I worked for the company for just over five years before leaving and spreading my wings elsewhere, which they were very happy to let me do. I can say in all honesty that I have never worked with a better team, I truly mean that, the majority of my best friends have a connection with QVC. 

Anyway, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all of YOU, the QVC viewers, it probably sounds very cheesey but I couldn't be happier working here and the messages of good will you have posted to Steve and I are incredible!!

I won't keep yapping on, I just want to finish by saying that 2013 has been such a tough year for the QVC family, as I'm sure many of you well know. We've lost far too many friends and I'll be raising a glass to all of them on Christmas Day, as well as thinking of their families. 

Here's to 2014! 


Will x

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  1. Shanti Rajan December 20, 2013 at 9:34 am -  Reply

    Awwwww. How sweet! I had tears as I watched this video. God Bless the young and beautiful couple.
    All the very best Will and Steve.

  2. Louise (LouLou699) December 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm -  Reply

    It was soo sweet the look on your face was priceless x Congratulations Will and Steve xx

  3. Fiona Brackenridge December 20, 2013 at 1:18 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations to you both it is so nice to see something happy and uplifting. I hope you have many happy years together and all the very best for your future.

  4. beechball (Chrissy) December 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm -  Reply

    Ah how lovely congratulations to you both and enjoy the planning, my daughter got married in October and we had a wonderful 12 months planning it – just cannot remember much about the day it went so quickly.
    Love watching you Will with Alison – you can hold your own ha ha. Enjoy Christmas xx

  5. Margaret Hills December 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations to Will and Steven! Hope you have many, happy years together. It’s great to get some GOOD news as I too have lost friends to illness this year. I love QVC so Happy Christmas to you both and everyone at QVC.

  6. lORRAINE December 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    Happy Xmas and please put piccies of the big day on the qvc website please
    Lorraine xx

  7. Debra December 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations to you both,hope you will be very happily married x

  8. Ruth December 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    That lroposal was so beautiful! I rewound and watched it again and saved it to show some friends who came over later. We all agree it was the sweetest most romantic proposals we had seen. You are a lucky chap – Steve’s a keeper ๐Ÿ˜‰ SO proud of QVC for being part of it too and for airing it. They deserve a HUGE thank you and well done for ignoring the bigots in this country. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and New Year. Much love to you and yours and I raise a glass to those loved and lost too soon, xxxxxxx

  9. Lucy Dorling December 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Will and Steven!! How lovely live on air too, I bet you are walking on air Will, I know was when my partner proposed to me. Have a lovely Christmas and a very very happy New Year xx

  10. Sam Ryan December 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm -  Reply

    Wow i’m so happy for you both….congratulations!
    What a lovely way to propose.
    Will you are a wonderful beautiful person and I hope you and Steven have many happy and healthy years together.
    The best news this year on QVC.
    I wish you both a wonderful Christmas full of celebrations.
    All my love
    Sam (Dublin)xxx

  11. Angela Heaphy December 20, 2013 at 5:20 pm -  Reply

    OMG, I have just watched the video, tears are streaming down my face, I am so happy for you both and hope you have a long and happy life together. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and all at QVC.

  12. Jackie December 20, 2013 at 6:16 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Will and Steven! Hope you have a long happy life together. X

  13. Claire December 20, 2013 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    What a perfect end to 2013!! Warmest congrats to Will & Steve! Xxx

  14. Emma December 20, 2013 at 6:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Will and Steven,
    Many many congratulations!!!!! Wonderful to witness your proposal and acceptance on live tv. I hope you have a wonderful life together. My 15 year old daughter and i had tears in our eyes. Well done. So sorry you leaving though!!!! Love Emma

  15. sandra williamson December 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    oh wow,Congratulations.Just watched the video.I can’t stop smiling.Wishing you lots of happiness together.Just brilliant xx

  16. Beth Morton December 20, 2013 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    hi Will,
    congratulations! I’ve just seen the video and had to wipe my eyes, it was so lovely. You are incredibly professional and kept going through all of the lead-up – I wish you and Steven all the very best to you and wish you a continued happiness and contentment together. Also, I am so glad you love it at QVC – you and Ali have a great rapport, now I know why. I first heard you on the radio with Steve Allen on LBC a few years ago and I remember being very impressed. You also did the weather on t.v. and you came across as very calm whatever the forecast!
    You take care and wishing you both a very Happy Christmas,
    Beth XXX.

  17. Happy Tatiana December 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm -  Reply

    Soo lovely, congratulations! What a wonderful early Christmas present! Made me smile x

  18. Maria Pierce December 20, 2013 at 9:40 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations to you both – how lovely that we got to share that with u Will – God bless you both I hope you are both very happy – Merry Christmas my lovelies xxxxxxx
    Maria P xx

  19. Amanda December 20, 2013 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    That is soooo sweet… Many congratulations, I only saw the end of the proposal live, but have just been watching Bose and the video was mentioned of the proposal. So I went online.. Xxxxx

  20. Sydella Stagl-Franses December 20, 2013 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    Just watched the proposal – wonderful and brought a tear to my eyes . Good luck to both of youSydella Stagl-Franses

  21. sue December 20, 2013 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    Fab-romantic and uplifting! Best wishes to you both xx

  22. Denise Martin December 20, 2013 at 11:20 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Will & Steve & all the very best for your future together ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Liz Petrovic December 21, 2013 at 12:01 am -  Reply

    Hi Will,
    Saw Steven’s proposal to you live on air in Ali’s show yesterday! How romantic!! You remained very composed, but after it you both looked so happy…..best wishes to you both for a very happy future together. You always bring a smile to my face, as you always have an air of mischief lol. Much love Liz xx

  24. Elizabeth December 21, 2013 at 12:22 am -  Reply

    Many congratulations and best wishes to you both Will and Steven and lots of happiness in your future together. You are so lovely Will and you make a great couple.

  25. Ryan Taylor December 21, 2013 at 1:13 am -  Reply

    Congratulations. Brought a wee tear to my eye. All the best for the future and hope us QVCUK viewers are invited to the big day ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. lorraine December 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm -  Reply

    congrats will and steve

  27. Patrick Hoy December 26, 2013 at 4:28 pm -  Reply

    Congrats to you both – how wonderfully exciting – I’m SO proud of the two of you!!!!! xx

  28. Gregory December 27, 2013 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations all the way down from Barcelona!

  29. Rosemary Brown December 29, 2013 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Will and Steve many happy and fun years together. Keep up the good Will on QVC!

  30. Rosemary Brown December 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Will and Steve may you have many happy and fun years together.
    That Ali Young is a gem love the setup Will!

  31. Tracy McCarthy December 31, 2013 at 2:11 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Will & Steve. Wishing you lots of luck, love and happiness for your future together. xx

  32. Will Gowing January 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi everyone, Will here…
    I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all of your lovely messages! Steve & I have only just had a chance to read through them all as we’ve been away for the last couple of weeks. It means a lot to have such a positive response, you’re all very kind.
    Happy New Year!!
    Love, Will & Steve xx

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