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About Dave Bradford

Dave has been a familiar face on TV home shopping for nearly 20 years, 13 of which have been with us. He recently calculated that he’s presented in excess of 14,000 live and unscripted hours of TV!

Dave started working for the local hospital radio station and went on to carve out a career as a radio broadcaster, working on Southern FM and Wave 105, to name just two! He’s also had the joy of acting in pantomimes… oh, yes he has!

He loves the buzz of presenting TV shopping and getting to do it alongside colleagues that are like one big family.

Two of his most memorable moments are sitting next to Michael and Shakira Caine on a flight from New York to London, and presenting an hour of Jewellery with Joan Collins.


What did you do before Create and Craft?

Before Create and Craft, I was a shopping telly presenter for Ideal world, Shop and QVC.

Most embarrassing on-screen moment?

Setting fire to a toaster live on air; someone had left the instructions in the slot!

Tell us a secret

I was in the Barry Manilow fan club

What's your idea of the perfect Sunday (when you're not working)?

Lie-in, roast chicken dinner and drinks outside in the late afternoon sunshine (Doesn’t happen often!)

Who do you most admire and why?

Joan Rivers. I had the pleasure of presenting many shows with Joan; she was a true inspiration to me. Nothing kept her down and she always bounced back. I miss that woman!

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself and others?

Lateness and insincerity - in equal measure.

Aside from property, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?

A watch - It was a once-in-a-lifetime purchase and it did give me a lot of pleasure.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Me and my partner have been bitten by the ‘cruising bug’ - especially around Asia!

How would you like to be remembered?

An all-round decent bloke.

What keeps you awake at night?

Creative ideas.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Not to take anything for granted.

Favourite Create and Craft product?

Tim Holtz scissors.

Which phrase do you overuse?

"Believe you me!"

If you could travel back in time, which period would you visit?

Dickensian era. Upstairs not downstairs!

Share your best crafty tip:

Watch your fingers!

Favourite …

  • Food: Pizza
  • Drink: Lemon & Ginger Tea
  • Film: The Greatest Showman and Scrooge
  • Music/Band: The Script, Keane and Jack Savoretti
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Season: Summer
  • Book: Armistead Maupin's "Tales Of The City"
  • Place: Skiathos, Greece
  • Smell: Sandalwood