The home shopping channel QVC features a rotating set of hosts, so when one goes MIA, as Dan Hughes has in 2023, fans certainly take notice. Naturally, dedicated viewers were curious about what happened to Dan — and likely saddened to hear about why he's missing from the network. Keep reading to learn the reason behind his absence.
What happened to Dan Hughes from QVC?
On March 1, Dan took to Facebook to announce his departure from the network after more than three decades.
"After a tenure of 33 years, it has come time for me and QVC to part ways," he wrote. "I want to express my appreciation to you, the viewers, who built this amazing community and I hope you continue to do so for many years to come."
Dan went on to share: "It has been a wonderful and lengthy ride More than I ever expected and as always I am humbled by your kindness."
The news came one day after Qurate Retail Group (the parent company of GVC), announced it had slashed 400 jobs.
"After careful consideration, we have made the very difficult decision to eliminate a number of roles within our Qurate Retail Group team, impacting our QVC US and HSN teams, and our corporate shared services teams in the U.S," the company said in a statement. "Today will be the last day worked for most of these team members, although a small number will transition over time."
The QVC host had a heart attack in 2013.
Dan has been candid over the years about his February 2013 heart attack. He opened up about that scare in a Facebook post that November.
“I am by nature a rather private individual (not easy to do when you work on TV),” he wrote in that post. “I can also truly say that every single day of my life feels like a blessing. Many of you might know that I was out of work for an extended period of time back in February … and I have never really taken the time to say why.”
He went on: “On Feb 21st, I suffered a massive heart attack that should have ended my days. But, for reasons that I cannot understand … it did not. I will spend the rest of my long and happy life trying to deserve this second chance.”
And in a Facebook post in February 2016, Dan marked the three-year anniversary of his heart attack as he dispelled rumors about his retirement plans. “Sunday was the third anniversary of my heart attack, and although those days were worrisome for both myself and my family, those days are behind me, and I am stronger than ever.”
We wish Dan the best in his post-QVC career and life.