Tim Temple has left the house as an Evine host.
Temple, a frequent participant on the home-shopping-watch network segments on timepieces, announced his departure on Facebook on Tuesday.
“Effective as of today Evine and myself are parting company,” he wrote. “Have always been and remain grateful for the support and friendship I have felt from you the viewership over the years. Please feel free to stay in touch here via social media; wishing you all well moving forward.”
The exit of Temple, an accomplished photographer, prompted a flood of comments from his fans and criticism of Evine. Temple is a veteran of both HSN and Shop At Home.
We have to admit that we’re not that familiar with him since we don’t watch many watch shows. But we do admit to having an Invicta from Evine that we wear nearly every day.
“So sorry to hear this Tim,” someone posted. “Your wit, knowledge and the energy you brought to your watch shows was a pure joy to watch and experience. Best of luck in everything to come.”
“I have always held you in the highest regard, not solely due to Evine, but more because of your knowledge of watches/horology and the fact that you’ve always been a multi-faceted artist,” wrote another fan.
“There are clearly not enough people like you anymore…musicians, photographers, etc. Evine has been slipping for quite some time but now it seems as though they’ve really f’d up.”
Yet another fan posted, “You were the best host they had. Period. I truly hope you go onto another network, stay in the business of broadcasting and particularly marketing watches, various brands perhaps. You are going to be missed on the EVINE broadcasts. This is not good news to wake up to. Meanwhile, yes, I know I speak for many when I say we will stay connected with you on social media.”