Steven Corfield tweeted a few days ago that Catherine has just been having some time out and a rest - which I suspect is not the full story, but I’m glad she’s okay.
I think she comes across as a decent, kind soul. I remember Davina McCall saying as much on air to her a couple of years ago.
I get that others aren‘t so keen, but honestly, given that she’s a human being presumably going through some sort of physical, mental or emotional challenges, I‘ve found some of the comments posted here over the months mocking her appearance, personality, love life etc etc to be in pretty poor taste.
All the emotional comments aside, people who pursue a career in front of the camera in television, in whatever capacity, put themselves up as a target. And they know it.
The QVC presenters ALL invite their audience to " 'get in touch' on my twitter/facebook/instagram account" without fail. So they really can't expect there to be no comments, queries or conjecture when the accounts go silent. Of course everyone is entitled to a private life, but it comes at a cost. If you invite the world into your life from the get-go by inter-action on social media and then suddenly its radio silence, then your admirers/fans/audience/clients whatever, will react in such a way that may not be admirable or favourable. Personally I think more fool them if they want to strike up a pretend friendship with someone "off the telly".