Meet the Presenters

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Howard Griffiths

TV Shopping…Howard you fancy that…?

Howard joined Ideal World in 2005 and has demonstrated products with hundreds of guests, including George Foreman, Paul McKenna and Linda Lusardi.

Before joining Ideal World and Create and Craft, Howard presented television and radio programmes for the BBC and twice fronted his own travel series for ITV1 Wales, fronted two ITV1 Wales specials and narrated four DIY series on ITV1 Wales. Howard started his broadcast career 58,000 feet high on board Concorde, en route to New York reporting for BBC Radio 5’s RAVE programme, presented by Rob Brydon.

In November 1998 he ran the New York Marathon with Falklands War veteran Simon Weston OBE, reporting for BBC Choice and later became a guest presenter on Livetime Granada Television in 2000. He's fronted a plethora of BBC pop concerts presenting with Bryan Adams, Bill Wyman, Ronan Keating, Emma Bunton, Katherine Jenkins and in 2008 fronted his first TV advert, the Woolite £10 million TV commercial campaign.

In July 2009, Howard presented live for the BBC at Michael Jackson’s LA Staples Memorial. Shortly after, Howard interviewed Michael’s official artist, Nate Giorgio for Ideal World, while showcasing the Michael Jackson Opus live on air.

In 2010, Howard skydived from 15,000 feet, raising funds for charity. In 2013, Howard became a member of The London Gherkin, so he can eat and relax 519 feet in the air. He started broadcasting on Concorde and continues to fly high with Ideal World.

Howard has a passion for arts and crafts and thrives in the kitchen and garden. He’s known for his enthusiastic approach to everything, including shopping!

Q & A

Most embarrassing on-screen moment?

During a live programme on Ideal World and in full view, a guest, who shall remain nameless, walked towards the demonstration area to extol the virtues of a product and their trousers fell to the floor! Thankfully they were wearing underwear but we both had red faces and I took several minutes to stop laughing.

Tell us a secret

I have a flapjack in my lunchbox.

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

A day on the beach with the family walking the dogs, then later a good session in the gym ending up with my Sunday night Jacuzzi to relax.

Which living person do you most admire and why?

Richard Branson – He doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk and makes a difference.

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

Talk too much.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Eating a Cornish pasty at 11.30 at night after a hard session in the gym, knowing it’s too late to eat and the pastry will sit on my hips.

What keeps you awake at night?

Jetlag… I sleep through everything else.

How would you like to be remembered?

As a genuine friend who made us laugh.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Take one step back and listen.

Favourite IW product?

Nutribullet

Which phrase do you overuse?

Thank You.

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

Pre – historic… I’ve always fancied dressing like a caveman for the day as long as the outfit doesn’t chaff!!

Meet our other presenters

Shaun Ryan

Shaun Ryan

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 Robinson

Dennice Robinson

Dennice is best known to Ideal World viewers for presenting fashion, beauty, kitchen and home products.

Loen Love

Loen Love

Loen lists her areas of Ideal World expertise as “fashion, bloopers, shoes and more bloopers!”

Joanne Vandermerwe-Mahon

Joanne Vandermerwe-Mahon

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 Griffiths

Howard Griffiths

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 Ni Reamoinn

Genevieve studied Design and Journalism at college, before moving into the world of television presenting.

Paul Becque

Paul Becque

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!

Hayley Green

Hayley Green

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 Pierman

Rachel Pierman

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 Mason

Mike Mason

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 Simon

Peter Simon

Peter’s career in show business began at the age of 12 as a regular presenter in the Yorkshire Television Series ‘Junior Showtime’.

Mike Mason

Sally Jacks

Sally Jacks (aka Jaxx) is a bright, bubbly and super chatty Northern lass – a bit of a Lancashire hot pot if you like!