QVC was first broadcast in Britain in 1993 to under 3 million homes, but two decades on that figure has leapt to 26 million, with the channel featuring everyone from Lulu and Joan Collins to Sir Roger Moore and John Barrowman. Watch our video for a look back over the last 20 years…
For 20 years the name QVC has been synonymous with TV shopping for millions of Brits looking for beauty, jewellery, fashion, home accessories, gardening equipment and electronic goods - all from the comfort of their living room.
The world’s biggest global retailer first hit the airwaves here in 1993 and this year celebrates two decades in the UK.
During that time the channel has featured celebrity presenters and guests galore, from Joan Collins to Sir Roger Moore, Lulu to John Barrowman and Mel C to Dragon’s Den star Kelly Hoppen, plus many more.
QVC now works with 600 brands offering 17,000 items to shoppers via their shopping channel, website and apps. Watch our video for a look back at the celebs, brands and fashions that have seen QVC grow over the last 20 years into the nation’s favourite shopping channel. It also features interviews with John Barrowman, Lulu Guinness and Lola Rose founder, Nikki Gerwitz.