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If you’re thinking about some making some home improvements, check out the Ideal World Home Show from 9pm tonight until 9pm Friday 26th September.


Whether you’re looking at doing some DIY, painting or having a garden tidy up, Ideal World has the product to make those tough jobs easier.


With exclusive products, hints and tips, special offers and prizes throughout the week, plus a live audience on Saturday 20th September, there is something for everyone.


So tune in to the Ideal World Home Show from 9pm tonight until 9pm Friday 26th September at the home of TV shopping, Ideal World, on Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747 and Freesat 812 or log on to the website




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




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.



QVC UK is looking to find an undiscovered beauty brand with its new competition Find a Beauty Brand, run in association with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW).


QVC Beauty Buyers and the CEW team will mentor the winning brand, in which the products will then be sold on QVC’s live channel and QVC Beauty.


The prize also includes one year’s membership to CEW and promotion across the CEW network with the opportunity to hold a mentoring event to help nurture other new beauty brands in the market.


Jo Lee, QVC director of beauty & jewellery buying, said: “It can be such a huge challenge for brands to get established in the market, which is why we are really excited about this competition. With the guidance and expertise of our established beauty buyers and CEW, this is the perfect opportunity for a new brand to launch in the UK and reach our huge audience of savvy beauty customers.


The closing date for entries is October 6, with shortlisted entries notified by October 24.


The winner will be announced on November 14. For more details go to

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