So excited to be here!
Though she was a milk lady while at school and at theatre college, Hayley really started her career as a singer/dancer back in 1989, starting like so many as a ‘Red Coat’.
Hayley then moved on to do five summer seasons in Jersey and many theatre tours around the UK, including 'The All New Minstrels' starring some of the original Black and White Minstrels!
She has also been entertainment director of various hotels and holiday centres in the UK, Portugal, Cyprus and Malta, putting together and performing in the shows, as well as making all the costumes.
Though Hayley has always loved to perform, she also loved the world of sales. She did her first Ideal Home Exhibition Show at Earl’s Court, London in 1989 and, in 2012, did her 23rd one! Hayley went into demonstrating products at shows and exhibitions full time in 1999 and hasn’t looked back since.
After guesting on various shopping channels, Hayley knew it was the career for her - and it just had to be Ideal World and Create and Craft.
Hayley says: “Everyone is so nice, I feel so lucky to be here - I am loving every minute!”
Q & A
What did you do before IW?
I was a singer and dancer and sales demonstrator
Most embarrassing on-screen moment?
I was demonstrating an iron and it kept fusing the lights in the studio every time I steamed!
Tell us a secret
I can't - I've always been taught to keep them!
What’s your idea of the perfect Sunday (when you’re not working)?
A lie in, gym, a good breakfast, afternoon walk and Sunday dinner at mum’s at 6pm.
Which living person do you most admire and why?
My fantastic mum and a good friend of mine who has just had major surgery and still jokes and laughs every day. They are both so amazing.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself / others?
In myself, my lack of confidence and being nervous; in others, too much confidence!
Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you've bought?
My car - I had a car instead of a child. I also have a very nice coat that cost the earth - my second child I guess!
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Holidays, time off and Haribos
How would you like to be remembered?
That I was always there when needed
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Dance like no-one is watching, love like you've never been hurt and sing like no-one is listening! Live and love every day to the full, just like my Dad did.
Favourite IW/CC product?
Which phrase do you overuse?
‘Fantastic’ - though trying hard not to say it
If you could travel back in time, which period would you visit?
The '50s for great frocks, music and dancing and for a better value of life. And to have chance to dance with my beautiful Dad again.
Meet our other presenters
Shaun is the only original presenter on Ideal World, and has seen many changes since he first joined the channel as the “junior presenter” in the year 2000!
Dennice is best known to Ideal World viewers for presenting fashion, beauty, kitchen and home products.
Loen lists her areas of Ideal World expertise as “fashion, bloopers, shoes and more bloopers!”
Joanne has been a member of the Ideal World family since 1993. Joanne grew up in South Africa and moved to England with her family in 1993.
Howard joined Ideal World in 2005 and has demonstrated products with hundreds of guests, including George Foreman, Paul McKenna and Linda Lusardi.
Genevieve Ni Reamoinn
Genevieve studied Design and Journalism at college, before moving into the world of television presenting.
Paul is known to shopping telly viewers for his love of gadgets and all things electronic, while his friends know of his love for DIY, gardening and making people smile!
Though she was a milk lady while at school and at theatre college, Hayley really started her career as a singer/dancer back in 1989, starting like so many as a ‘Red coat’.
Rachel has presented hundreds of hours of live and pre-recorded television for all the major broadcasters in the UK, including Sky, Channel 4, ITV, ITV2 and the BBC.
Mike is a well-known and popular face on TV shopping. He started his career performing comedy vocals as well as writing and producing for live TV shows.
Peter’s career in show business began at the age of 12 as a regular presenter in the Yorkshire Television Series ‘Junior Showtime’.
Sally Jacks (aka Jaxx) is a bright, bubbly and super chatty Northern lass – a bit of a Lancashire hot pot if you like!