QVC Host Patti Reilly Bids A Teary Farewell, With People Still Asking ‘What’s Up With That?’

We came in on the tail end of Patti Reilly’s final show on QVC, and she has wiped tears from her eyes several times as we were watching.

She is going to need a truck to take home all the bouquets of flowers she’s gotten during her swan song.

She is now on the air with makeup queen Laura Geller, who she described as her best friend. The show is about to end.

“I’ve been crying here all night,” Geller told Reilly.

Patti Reilly (right) clowning around with Mally Roncal (far left) back in the day

Reilly, who looks pretty good in a cute grey vest and white ruffled shirt, has been taking calls from friends and even QVC vendor and shampoo pooh-pooher Chaz Dean, who told her, “You’re jumping ship! What’s up with that?”

That’s what a lot of people are wondering.

On Facebook a few days ago, Reilly seemed a little annoyed that fans keep asking why she is going.

She posted her answer Monday.

“Why am I leaving QVC?” she said. “I don’t want to look back 5 yrs from now w regret. I want to step thru a potential door of opportunity that I may have never known existed had I ‘played it safe.’ I’ve been praying for a new life & I believe this is part of the plan:) I am grateful for the years spent, but it’s simply time to move on.”

At the very end of Reilly’s last QVC show, hosts Lisa Robertson and Jacque Gonzales came out — and also got weepy –to say goodbye. Gonzales blubbered something about Reilly coming to her wedding that we didn’t quote catch.

“Thank you everybody, for watching me for 11 years,” Reilly said.

Ever-bubbly Mally Roncal, the red-carpet makeup artist, was also on Reilly’s final “Friday Night Beauty” show. In fact, Roncal created two products, a Highshine Liquid Lipstick Duo, just for Reilly.

“I had to take care of Miss Patti,” Roncal said. “You know Miss Patti Reilly, she is a sparkler, a firecracker.”

Geller, by the way, has now lost two of her good buddies at QVC. Host Lisa Mason, Geller neighbor in Manhattan, also exited this year. In fact, Mason and Geller are doing a meet-and-greet in Manhattan to promote Mason’s new book.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: People seem to love or hate Patti. QVC customers are bantering back and forth on our blogs about her, which mentioned the fact that she had lost a lot of weight vey quickly, making some suspect she had some kind of surgery.

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27 Responses to “QVC Host Patti Reilly Bids A Teary Farewell, With People Still Asking ‘What’s Up With That?’”

  1. Sue Says:

    I wish Patti good luck in whatever she is leaving QVC for. She was never a favorite of mine, but there was no need of all the nasty rude uncalled for comments directed at her. If I was watching a show she was hosting and I found her annoying… I turned the channel.

    What Jacque said about her wedding was that Patti and Lisa where 2 of her bridesmaids.

  2. KB Says:

    I worked with her at QVC for two years when I repped a makeup line and she was nothing but lovely to work with. I wish her well on her new journey!

  3. ROSEMARY CHAPLICK Says:

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH PATTI’S PLAN TO “MOVE FORWARD”. HADN’T I BEEN AGGRESSIVE OVER THE YEARS MYSELF, I WOULD NOT HAVE SUCCEEDED IN THE MANNER BY WHICH I HAVE DONE A FEW TIMES IN MY LIFE. I AM GRATEFUL THAT I HAD THE AMBITION AND COURAGE TO CHANGE MY LIFE. WE ONLY “GO AROUND ONCE”, SO DON’T LET FEAR OR “COMFORT ZONES” STAND IN YOUR WAY. CHANGE IS GOOD FOR THE MOST PART.

    GOOD LUCK, PATTI. I WILL MISS YA’. I TOO ENJOYED YOUR SHOWS ON QVC.

  4. sally Says:

    patti reilly was completely unwatchable…all she did was interrupt people…every show was all about her and not the products…i always turned the channel when she was on…i wish her well but glad she’s gone!!

  5. Vikki Carlucci Says:

    Just because Patti was excited about her job and showed interest in the products (not herself) and if so..good for her!!!! She was passionate and sEemed grateful for her opportunity. Looks like an easy job..I don’t believe so… You can get burnt out anywhere so you rock @atti and good luck mama with all your new doors that WILL open for you! Love and light!!!

  6. 85;. Says:

    hijol l

  7. Jess Says:

    Thank God that horrible woman left. I stopped watching QVC because of her. She interrupted and was so annoying. I wonder if they fired her.

    • Lisa Smith Stone-spp Says:

      Do U always read above a Blog! and Repeat ! just to Be More Hateful than the other! sounds like u are all about urself! dont hate on someone Because They Have a Happy Life! >> May Wanna work On Urs! God Dont Like Ugly! “”Good luck my sweet Patti!In all Endeavors! also congrats on Your New Journey in life ,I know Its Started with Your weight loss.. That alone Gives a Woman More Confidence…To Not Be Fearful..of new choices in life! Miss Ya Bad! xoxo ❤ lisa

    • Angelina Says:

      Well put

    • texasgrl Says:

      Wow as a qvc customer i LOVED Patti & truely miss her you people must be miserable or jealous cause she was a fantastic host bubbly and always smiling i cant believe people have 1 bad thing to say about her ……i miss you Patti

  8. Maritza Says:

    I always thought she was a sweet host. I think I read somewhere that she was considering entering a Religious Order, Cloisters to be exact.

  9. Pat Says:

    Patti was my least favorite host. She talked and giggled nonstop and the vendor was lucky to get a word in edgewise. I never bought anything she was presenting and usually changed the channel until her shift was over. Patti really liked Patti.

    • Angelina Says:

      Well said. I had to change the channel. I even called in and told cust service how she was behaving and why I won’t watch her

  10. p Says:

    YEEAAH PATTY!!! WAY TO GO WOMAN. Theres more to life than Q. Enjoy and pursue your Dreams and have “FUN”!

  11. jamie Says:

    i love patti…i miss her sooo much on the Q
    she was sooo lively sooo perky
    she was always one of my very favs..
    along with Lisa Robertson..they are the
    only 2 great host on that channel!!!

  12. benzannie Says:

    good for her! move on befor you become an old diva like Lisa Robertson-who only has QVC for a life.

  13. bunny k Says:

    I Always liked Patti. She was always sweet and very nice to everyone.I can’t understand why anyone would say she was all about herself.Sorry to see her go.

  14. CiCi R Says:

    wow I was very ill and did not know when Patti left anf why . I for one am glad she is doing what is making her happier. AShe had a great time with the gardening shows I recall very well and I loved to watch her on them and her love of Hydrangas and Cottage farms etc. I miss some of the old hosts, But time ansd things change all the time . I still like QVC and the personalites I get to meet on air . She was fun for me to watch. I appluad her and her wieght lose and life gain. Cici R

  15. LUCILLE PREVOSTO Says:

    GLAD SHE IS GONE. THE SHOWS SHE HOSTED WAS ALL ABOUT HER I’M GLAD I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO SAW IT I’M SURPRISED QVC LET HER LAST SO LONG

  16. Angelina Says:

    She obviously had a bust ogmentation. One day she appeared much larger. Then she began wearing inappropriate low cut tops, and was always looking at herself in the moniter constantly. It seemed she talked very fast and interrupted the guest vendors when they were explaining their product. She would ask them a question, and when they would try to answer, Patty would interrupt. One guest fired off at her. It appeared she was on diet pills.

  17. judilee325 Says:

    wow, all the hate on here for this poor woman. my god, she was so sweet when she started, and i always felt bad for her with her huge hips and thighs. when she lost all that weight, i was so happy for her. do you think it’s easy to lose so much weight?? if she wanted a bigger bust, that’s her business. it’s unfortunate that whatever she took to her help with the weight loss (drugs) affected her work. qvc should have stepped in and given her some time off to adjust to her new self. apparently she really offended a lot of people. i can see how she’d get full of herself…it was like she was a new woman, and with a close friend like lisa robertson, it’s not surprising patti would want to show off a bit and feel sexier…give her a break. she’s only human, and i believe her heart is pure. congrats on your new life in LA patti and don’t let the haters get to you. i’m proud of you and watched you often with jeanne bice and the fella from clark’s…i always thought you too should get together. maybe you should be marrying him and in boston! just sayin’….:)))

  18. Gaye Higgins Says:

    She talked TOO much. Over guests

  19. BETTY Says:

    I hate to see Patti leave as she was always fun to watch. She and
    Lisa Mason did a show one night after Chuck Woolery was on and I
    had never had so much fun watching QVC as I did that night. They
    both said they probably not be allowed to work together again and
    they never did but it was refreshing to watch. Congrats to her for the
    weight loss and augmentation if it is true. There is life after QVC even for us who watch everyday. HAVE FUN AND KNOW YOU ARE MISSED BY MOST.

  20. Debra Says:

    I was not a fan of hers. But then again I can’t stomach Lisa Robertson either.

  21. barbie Says:

    most of the host talk over the vendors and rudely interrupt till this day. tracey I believe can talk a dog off a meat wagon.

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