goes Live


Join for Cruise Deals Live on the 2nd September at 8pm for their first LIVE SHOW.



Derek & Emma will be joined, in the studio by special guests who are coming armed with never to be seen again cruise deals. We have also secured some giveaways so even if you are not looking for anything in particular you could still come away with a little prize but you have to watch to win. Join us on Sky Digital 199 & 688, Facebook LIVE and YOU TUBE. Tune in!


Brought to your screen, our extensive program options is guaranteed to dazzle, with something to suit every taste and budget. We have both no-flying and fly-cruises, cruises with exclusive hotel stays and long-haul cruises with escorted land tours around some of the most magnificent sights the world has to offer. As you know, we work to negotiate the perfect deals with all major cruise lines so you get the little extras at no extra cost on selected ships and itineraries. From a holiday of a lifetime to a last-minute deal, we have it all and, if you don’t see what you like, we can tailor-make a holiday to meet your needs making yours a truly unique experience. So turn on, tune in and remind yourself why Cruise1st is the number one cruise holiday provider.

Ideal World and Create and Craft go Live in graveyard slot on ITV


Multi-channel home shopping retailer, Ideal Shopping Direct, have partnered with ITV to broadcast live shopping hours from Ideal World, on ITV.


Integrated producer broadcaster ITV’s vision is to be, ‘more than TV’, building upon ITV’s unique and winning combination of creativity and commercial strength, driven by investment in data and technology. This partnership will allow Ideal Shopping Direct the opportunity to broaden the reach of its two flagship brands.....more

Create and Craft partner with Mind for 2019 Summer Crafternoon


Award winning multi – channel craft retailer, Create and Craft are to partner with mental health charity, Mind, to support the 2019 Summer Crafternoon.


Crafternoon is the biggest craft-based mental health fundraiser in England and Wales, conceived and organised by mental health charity, Mind. Supporters are encouraged to organise their own Crafternoon at work, school or at home by inviting family and friends to enjoy a fun craft-themed .....more



Pavers Shoes was founded in 1971 by Catherine Pavers when she began selling shoes at house parties and village halls. Year after year Pavers has grown into one of the UK’s most successful comfort footwear retailers. The third generation family business is renowned f....more



Multi award winning TV craft channel, Create and Craft, turns 16 on Monday 8th April! Now broadcasting live on TV and online to 70 million homes in the UK and US, Create and Craft has come a long way since the very first show aired back in 2003.


The innovative new TV craft shopping concept quickly grew from strength to.....more

Bambeautiful natural haircare brand makes TV shopping debut with Celebrity Guest


New haircare brand Bambeautiful is delighted to announce a live launch with Ideal World and celebrity guest Nadia Sawalha.


1 in 4 women suffer with thinning hair yet only 2% of the haircare market is offering products that cater to this issue. This hot topic has consumers, public figures and experts providing more advice, top tips and conversation on how to combat hair loss than ever before. 47% of women have even said they would spend their life savings to regain.....more

Ideal World To Launch One-Off Show Featuring CEO


Home shopping retailer, Ideal Shopping Direct will have a special guest presenting on their flagship channel Ideal World this upcoming Saturday March 16th. Recently appointed CEO, Jamie Martin will host three hours of speciality shows titled Jamie Martin’s Premium Picks.


Jamie joined Ideal Shopping Direct as CEO in December 2018 coming from a long history of TV shopping channel backgrounds. His first live TV experience was actually on Ideal World years ago when he was a guest presenter for Vostok.....more

Create and Craft welcomes multi-award winning Crafter’s Companion


Create and Craft is excited to welcome multi-award winning Crafter’s Companion to Create and Craft TV.


Crafter's Companion has stated that the new partnership will give it the chance to offer greater variety, deliver more innovation and the ability to concentrate more on educational and inspiring demonstrations, all of which are really important to company founder Sara Davies and are sentiments echoed by everyone at Create and Craft.


Crafter’s Companion was set up in 2005 by Sara Davies MBE from her university bedroom while she was studying for her degree. Sara had a bright idea while working in a local craft shop, where she spotted a gap in the market for a tool that could create.....more

Superbreak offer more than just a weekend getaway with Ideal World


Ideal World is delighted to partner with Super Break, the short break specialists for over 35 years. Founded in 1983, Super Break have helped over 1.5 million customer’s nationwide plan their perfect getaway.


Super Break allow you to plan every element of your trip in one simple place......more

Ideal World’s Exclusive Launch Of The Vibrapower Slim 2 Plus


Kickstart your fitness resolutions before the New Year!


Stay fit this festive season with the Vibrapower Slim 2 Plus, the newest addition to the Vibrapower Collection, launching exclusively at Ideal World on Friday 21st of December at 7pm.....more

Ideal World Celebrate Their 19th Birthday in Style - With Free P&P, Razzmatazz and All That Jazz!


Ideal World invites you to join them in their dazzling Gatsby-inspired 19th Birthday! Starting at 12:00 pm Wednesday 20th of March running until Monday 25th of March, this 6 day event offers FREE P&P.....more

Create and Craft voted Papercraft Retailer of the Year at the British Craft Awards 2019


Create and Craft, the Original and Multi-Award Winning TV Channel, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the WINNER of Papercraft Retailer of the Year at The British Craft Awards 2019 which is run by Immediate Media Co, publishers of Cardmaking & Papercraft, Simply Knitting, Mollie Makes, The World of Cross Stitch and many more crafting titles. Celebrating the best of the crafting world, the British Craft Awards 2019 are contested awards for excellence.....more

Create and Craft welcome Tonic Studios


Create and Craft is delighted to welcome Tonic Studios to Create and Craft TV.


Tonic Studios was established in the UK in 2001 initially focusing on the stationery/office/paper crafts and garden hand tools markets in collaboration with other brands. Our belief has always been on.....more

Create and Craft support Singer in their Singer Sew with Patrick 2019 competition.


The BBC have announced the television series The Great British Sewing Bee will be returning to our screens for 8 episodes from Tuesday 12th February, putting sewing back into the spotlight.  Create and Craft have seen success of the show's previous seasons, with a positive effect on sewing and the sewing.....more

New CEO at Ideal Shopping Direct


Jamie Martin is the new CEO of Ideal Shopping Direct, Martin a former founder of Hochanda TV.


Jamie Martin said “ I am looking forward to this new challenge, getting to grips leading two similar but yet very different businesses, each with their own unique potential. I’m focused on growing both and delivering to all our stakeholders (shareholders, staff and particularly our suppliers) the success which.....more

Ofcom fines JML Media for breaking licensing rules


Ofcom has imposed a £7,500 fine on JML Media Limited for breaching licensing rules.


We found that JML Media Limited failed to disclose to Ofcom the political associations of one of its directors and major shareholders. This meant that the Licensee rendered itself disqualified from holding its broadcasting licence, under restrictions in the.....more

HSN to cut hundreds of workers as it merges with QVC under new ‘QXH’ business unit


After struggling to turn a profit under its new parent company, HSN is being combined with QVC under a new name, prompting major layoffs at the local headquarters. [HSN file photo, 2017] After struggling to turn a profit under its new parent company, HSN is being combined with QVC under a new name, prompting major layoffs at the local headquarters.


Hundreds of HSN employees are losing their jobs as their parent company.....more

Create and Craft searches for new presenter on ITV's

The Big Audition


Create and Craft are casting for a presenter. It’s a prestigious job at the pinnacle of the crafting world. The auditionees include 68-year-old grandma Francie, hairdresser Hayley, who crafts with her young daughters, and Zack, who shows off his hand-made and astonishingly lifelike paper birds......more

Ideal World Searches For New Fitness Guest Presenter

on ITV’s, The Big Audition


Viewers are being given the chance to go behind the scenes of the casting world to witness real people being cast for real jobs in iTV’s highly anticipated show, The Big Audition. Launching on October 5th at 9:00pm GST, the six part series will feature Ideal World, one of the UK’s largest TV shopping channels.


In the first episode, the search to find a new TV fitness guest presenter is a challenge for the Ideal World casting panel composed of Fran Busby; Managing Director, Andy Hodgson; Head of TV and Peter Simon.....more

Debbi Moore receives six-figure investment to expand across the pond


A six figure investment from NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), is helping Debbi Moore Designs expand.....more

Peter Simon Taken Off Air at Ideal World


Ideal World has removed Peter Simon from the channel following comments he made about Eastern Europeans live on air.


Peter Simon, who worked for Ideal World as a freelancer, has apologised for the “stupid and ill-judged comments” which he made while presenting a show on Thursday last week.


Peter Simon was getting angry with what appears to be a technical glitch, before stating: “Unless you’re Polish or you’re from Latvian countries....more

QVC extends SES contract


British and Irish viewers will continue to receive QVC’s range of retail channels as the result of a multi-year renewal agreement signed with SES, including services from MX1.


The new agreement covers QVC’s continued lease of capacity from SES’ ASTRA 2G satellite and complementary ground services such as encoding, fibre, backup services.....more

Voting opens for the British Sewing Awards in association with Create and Craft


Craft retailer and shopping TV channel, Create and Craft, are honoured to partner with Aceville publications to support the 2018 British Sewing Awards; a well-established event that is voted for by SEW.....more


LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Create and Craft’s August Bank Holiday Blockbuster Event


Create and Craft are inviting you to the premiere of their smash-hit summer Blockbuster event launching on Wednesday 22nd August and running until Monday 27th August for an extended Bank Holiday Weekend of irresistible offers. This Blockbuster event will be showcasing Create and Craft’s leading brands, and bringing you their star products at their best.....more

Fruugo, the rapidy growing global marketplace, appoints Mike Hancox, former CEO of Shop Direct, Otto UK and Ideal Shopping Direct, as Chairman, the fast growing global marketplace platform is delighted to announce that Mike Hancox, previously CEO of Ideal Shopping Direct and former CEO of Shop Direct and former CEO of Otto UK (part of the world’s largest home shopping group), has been appointed as Chairman of Limited.....more

Shannon Beador's Food Line Just Scored a Nom for "Burger of the Year"


The Real Housewives of Orange County entrepreneur shares the down-to-earth diet and fitness tips that really work.


Shannon Beador is kicking butt in the gym — and on the grill. The Real Housewives of Orange County mom is on a major health kick, and has shaved off close to 30 pounds by exercising daily and eating clean. In fact, the RHOC pal has even made it her business to stick to a.....more