Someone asked about her the other month. Anne had an operation on her leg(I believe it was that?), came back too soon and now off again on rest.
It annoys me how they don't explain such absences when they're always making out they're a real big community of presenters. Alison Young even references them as part of her sales pitch on the beauty shows. And yet they can disappear from our screens without an explanation - it just shows how utterly phoney and manipulative they are!
I knew she's had a fall came back but then was resting, didn't know she'd had surgery.
Can't be easy when QVC presenters are encouraged to share everything, I respect her keeping things private.
You've missed the point entirely: it's not about people being sacked; it's about presenters with unexplained absences. I'm not saying it should be flagged up regularly on air and a note on their website, saying that they hope to be back soon would suffice.I'm not sure that's entirely fair. If I'd been a QVC presenter and I was sacked, I don't think I'd appreciate the company or its employees still using my name on air, no matter how well I got on with them personally. Especially if it's in the context of trying to flog stuff, eg "Mike, one of our former presenters, used this pile cushion all the time and he swears by it"
You've missed the point entirely: it's not about people being sacked; it's about presenters with unexplained absences. I'm not saying it should be flagged up regularly on air and a note on their website, saying that they hope to be back soon would suffice.
I think if presenters are on sick leave or are leaving the company it's no ones business but their own. Surely people have a right to privacy in these matters. Obviously some of them talk about every little deatail of their lives openly on air. I couldn't care less who is on sick leave or absent for some other reason as they mean nothing to me.
I agree, I think the real question is who on earth cares? I wouldn't go round Sainsbury's and ask why the woman on the till from last week isn't in today, because like QVC presenters, there's no vested interest as I don't know them and they're not in my life, friends or family. That's not to say I don't care if someone is ill or bereaved, I just don't think it's my place to ask. And there lies the difference, QVC want their customers to be vested in them, they want their presenters to make customers feel like they're their friends, hopefully they'll buy more then, so I suppose it's a case of swings and roundabouts. Saying that though, the presenters never drew me in, but I suspect the lonely and vulnerable are easily took advantage of.