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Indie women’s fiction publisher Choc Lit have acquired world rights to a steamy romantic trilogy direct from the author, Debbie Flint.


Debbie Flint is a QVC Home Shopping Channel presenter.  She started her career as the first girl in the hot seat on children's BBC TV, replacing Phillip Schofield in the Broom Cupboard. Then she shared a couch with Eamonn Holmes to help launch BBC Daytime TV. Years later, she hosted her own BBC1 game show (Meet The Challenge) and has co-­‐presented and reported on numerous other live magazine and entertainment and news shows.


Hawaiian Affair is the first novel to be released in eBook format around Christmas, with the paperback in 2015. Lyn Vernham stated on Debbie Flint’s appointment,  ‘We’re delighted to have Debbie as part of the Choc Lit Team.  She’s an extremely talented author and we are looking forward to introducing her novels to the mass market. Debbie’s Hawaiian trilogy will introduce a new heat level to the Choc Lit range -­‐ tastefully spicy. You could say Hot Choc Lit!'


The QVC presenter announced the news to her loyal followers on her blog stating  ‘It's something I've aimed for, for several years. I first met Lyn Vernham, head of Choc Lit, at the annual York Writing Festival three years ago, just after I decided to get serious about my novel-­‐writing. Hawaiian Affair was placed in the top ten of the festival ‘best first 100 words’ contest. She galvanised me with her feedback, so I'm especially looking forward to working with the lovely lady, and the whole Choc Lit support system and community of fellow authors -­‐ it's like a well oiled, literary machine!. ‘



One of TV shopping’s most eccentric and entertaining presenters is joining Ideal World TV.  Peter Simon, a former Bid Up TV host, will join Ideal World TV on Wednesday 3rd September.


Simon started his career in show business in children’s television and is perhaps most famous for presenting the Double Dare and Run the Risk segments of the popular BBC1 Saturday morning children's magazine show Going Live.  Moving into light entertainment and stand-up comedy in his later career, Peter has worked alongside some of the UK’s most well-known stars!


Andrew Gabriel, Managing Director of Ideal World TV, commented: “We are delighted that Peter is joining Ideal World. He has a unique style of presenting that will engage new and existing customers and bring an exciting new flair to the channel.”


Peter will be joining Ideal World TV as a Guest Presenter on Wednesday 3rd September at 8pm for a special Bissell Blockbuster show of fantastic cleaning products to shape up your home and at 10pm with a selection of Swiss Eagle Timepieces, perfect gifts if you’re thinking about Christmas time.




As one of America’s most collected artists, Thomas Kinkade launches to Ideal World TV at today at 2pm.


Having earned him the name, “The Painter of Light™” by creating beautiful pieces of art is infused with light, Kinkade’s art projects his heartfelt values of home, hope, inspiration, and love. Creating imagery that captures a serene simplicity, Kinkade is well known for his paintings of cottages, cabins, lighthouses, gardens, and city scenes which will be printed as part of a limited edition canvas collection at Ideal World, complete with Certificate of Authenticity.


In 25 years he has created over 1100 masterworks working in collaboration with major institutions such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Elvis Presley Enterprises and The White House. Having won numerous awards, including becoming one of the youngest artists inducted into the U.S. Art Hall of Fame (1999), it is truly fascinating to admire the level of detail within each of Kinkade’s piece.


Join Ideal World TV today at 2pm for the launch of Thomas Kinkade at the home of shopping TV, Ideal World, on Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747 and Freesat 812 and at



Claire Watts has resigned from her role as Chief Executive Officer of QVC's U.S. operations, effective Friday, September 5, to pursue other opportunities.


"Claire has played an instrumental role in QVC's evolution to a leading multichannel retailer since joining the company in 2008," said Mike George, President and Chief Executive Officer of QVC, Inc.  "Under her leadership, we've deepened our customer relationships and significantly expanded our ecommerce, mobile, and social platforms. I want to thank Claire for her many contributions to QVC, including helping to build an experienced, dedicated U.S. leadership team and a stronger, more agile U.S. business. Everyone at QVC wishes her the best in her future endeavors."


"While the decision to move on from QVC was not an easy one, I am proud of what the U.S. team has accomplished over the past six years," said Watts.  "As I look forward to taking on new challenges, I know QVC has a strong and seasoned team in place to build upon the momentum that we have achieved in the U.S. business."


With Ms. Watts' departure, the senior U.S. leadership team, including Doug Howe, EVP Merchandising & Planning, Mary Campbell, EVP Commerce Platforms, and Rob Muller, SVP U.S. Strategic Planning & Analytics, will report to Mike George on an interim basis as QVC seeks to optimize its long-term management structure.




Joan Rivers -- who made the world laugh for over 50 years with her jokes, put-downs and one-liners -- has died in NYC ... a week after her heart suddenly stopped beating during vocal cord surgery.


Joan's daughter Melissa Rivers took her mum off life support so she could pass comfortably in a private room.



Something kind of special has happened over on Ideal World TV. Their wardrobe has been updated, shoe racks have been revitalised and jewellery box has come to life for the new autumn season.



Starting Sunday 14th September at 9pm, Ideal World TV has carefully curated a collection of beautiful new pieces, featuring the latest trends and key looks along with style tips and ideas at prices that suit everyone’s pocket.


Join hosts such as Gen, a regular contributor to the fashion pages of the Irish Times, Loen and Hayley for your first look at key trends for the Autumn/Winter season and how you can develop each key look into your wardrobe. Three trends will be showcasing over the course of the week including Soft Focus, a trend using chunky knits, capes and wraps to layer up and keep you perfectly warm and stylish. Colour Therapy, a punchy combination of bright colours and geometric prints and Fairy Tale, a winter wonderland of beautiful intricate details, embellishments and prints to suit any occasion!


Launch your Autumn/Winter wardrobe on Sunday 14th September at 9pm with Ideal World TV’s Fashion Week. Your home of TV Shopping, Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747 and Freesat 812 and at

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