Debbie Flint is the proud presenter of QVC Home Shopping Channel in the UK. But she’s had her fair share of jobbing presenter work!
She was the first girl in the hot seat on children’s BBC TV, replacing Phillip Schofield in the broom cupboard, (’86/87). Then she shared a couch with Eamon Holmes to help launch BBC Daytime TV, on Open Air (’86/87). Years later, she finally hosted her own BBC1 game show (Meet The Challenge, ’98) and has co-presented and reported on numerous other live magazine and entertainment and news shows on Living, BSB, Telewest, SSVC Forces TV, and many radio shows, Piccadilly, LBC, Mercury, Eclipse, BFBS. She has clocked up over 20000 hours of live ad-lib presenting on shopping TV – QVC, Ideal World, Bid TV, HSE, Simply Television – and has been one of the country’s foremost DRTV consultants, writing, producing and presenting infomercials, including two of the most successful shows in the UK in the early 2000’s. Click here to watch her old showreel.
Click here to listen to an excellent podcast about Debbie’s involvement with the infamous BSB DrWho weekend, created for the 50th anni of the Timelord by TV Cream.com. It also mentions the channel 4 behind the scenes documentary about the launch of another shopping channel in 2000.
After nine years away Debbie returned to QVC in October 2009 and is currently one of the top UK shopping television presenters.
Click here to read her interview on OAPsChat blog with more info about her in general.
For a selection of bloopers see below!
With Mick Hucknell on QVC Saturday Night Gifts show
Vintage – 1996 ‘Tart-en-khuman’ blooper – the only time I’ve truly lost it on air!
Vintage – 1996 – me introducing clip reel from xmas 1996 – fabulous Joan Rivers outtake
2014 – bottle cascade blooper – was on It’ll be alright on the Night too!
2013 – Nono cream blooper – OMG!! – also bit hit on it’ll be alright on the night!
Other shows/ performance
walk on cameo on Happy Days the Musical , Milton Keynes Summer 2014, rehearsal
If anyone knows where there’s a clip of Generation Game 1981 with my old dad I’d be grateful to hear of the link! [email protected] (it was removed from youtube)
CBBC April 1986 – broom cupboard link incl promos