As always at this time of year the QVC schedule is hectic – yes I hear you… "payback time for all that recent holiday you've had Silver Fox!"
First things first – Breast Cancer Care Show – WOW!
I hope you were able to join us on what was an amazing night. Everyone involved and I, include your good selves in this, were simply A May Zing (apologies Craig R-H). It will be a little while before the actual total raised is known but I believe that the figure will be well in excess of £300,000!
On top of that, the evening was such a great event to be a part of – so a massive thank you to and from all involved – your efforts will make a difference! Charlie, Debs, Will and Craig had the difficult job of keeping things running smoothly on camera and made it look so effortless.
This year, all I did was answer the odd auction line call (there were a couple!) and schmoozed with the likes of Lisa Snowdon, Simon Wilson (who was hilarious in the green room), Shane Lynch – shown above, Flavia and Vincent, Andrea McLean, and Jonathan and Charlotte.
Plus my fellow presenters including the tireless Ali K (who kept running all night between the studio, auction line room and the green room (for the odd cheeky top up), dozens of our lovely on-air guests and suppliers etc etc.
I thought the finale with Jonathan and Charlotte singing and Flavia and Vincent dancing was absolutely superb and a fitting way to end the show.
BREAKING NEWS… for Céline Dion fans her new album 'Loved Me Back To Life' is now available for pre-order from QVC – there are 2 item numbers as we have the option of a Deluxe CD which includes 2 additional bonus tracks from her Sell-out Las Vegas extravaganza and 4 Collectable Postcards.
Enjoy watching Céline talking about and singing the title track from the Album.
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I'm pleased to tell you that excerpts from my Interview with Céline recorded in Palm Beach, Florida will be shown on this Saturday's Saturday Night Gifts ! But if you'd like to order now, here are the Item Numbers:-
Loved Me Back To Life CD (13 Tracks) : Item 504 584 QVC Price £9.99 P&P included!
Loved Me Back To Life (Deluxe CD) (15 Tracks + 4 collectors postcards): Item: 504 583 QVC Price £11.99 P&P Included!
The albums will be released in the UK on November the 11th. So why not place your advanced order now and then sit back waiting for QVC to do the rest !
As one of the privileged few outside of Sony Music that have heard any of the tracks (other than the title track) I can thoroughly recommend either option for all Céline fans. I also believe, because of the brilliant mix of writers and producers who worked with Céline on this long awaited album, she will attract many new fans to join the millions she has already around the world. Only time will prove me right or wrong on this.
Talking of Saturday Night Gifts! The Boys are Back in town! Although Marverine did such a great job on the last show, Will I.T has returned with Ali Young from the US to once again regain his seat of power in the SNGSMNC! (Saturday Night Gifts Social Media Nerve Centre)!
OK, he'll be perched on a sofa in the green room, but we'd love you to join in on Twitter @qvcuk #QVCSNG , Facebook, Text & Email .
You can always include me or follow @dalefranklintv but during the show make sure you direct your tweets to Will if you want a shout out.
We've got a great show lined up, as well as Céline we have an interview with Andrea Begley – winner of BBC1's 'The Voice', a brilliant TSV from Ciaté , Xbox 360, Bose, Eyeko, Peony, Slankets, Kipling, Louis Barnett Chocs and more – see What I mean!!
Christmas Gifting made easy – join Will and I at 8pm this Saturday #QVCSNG !
On Sunday night into Monday – I'll be making your Christmas dining easier as well with the launch of our Green Seasons Festive Meat Selection Hamper.
It's delivered to your door in December with a wonderful selection of UK sourced turkey breast, top side roasting joint, gammon roasting joint, green streaky bacon rashers, 16 pork, apricot and chestnut chipolatas and pork, cranberry and chestnut sausage meat Mmmmmmm!
The selection is delivered frozen in it's own polystyrene 'cool box' packed with dry ice – It can be put straight in the freezer until the big day or if you can't wait just defrost thoroughly in your fridge and cook.
If you can't join me at midnight then try and catch episode three of Andi's Kitchen later on Monday at 7pm – Andi and I have been getting some great feedback from many viewers – I'd love to hear from you in the 'comments section' below if you have seen either of the first two shows and would like to share any feedback.
The show will be featuring the Green Seasons Today's Special Value and will have a healthy dose of banter as per the first two shows.
Family life is interesting at the moment with us all leaving the house in four directions most days – Tracey and I actually managed a meal out together last Saturday evening, before we went to see my daughter sing on stage with classical crossover trio "Blake" – she was part of their backing choir .
A great evening – the boys did a meet 'n' greet in the interval as they had to race off straight after to perform at a Breast Cancer Charity event at the Dorchester Hotel. The next day we watched my son's rugby team win handsomely and he kicked a few points – so a good family weekend – hope yours was too. If it wasn't, let myself, Will and guests, at least try and put a smile on your face on Saturday Night
Thanks for reading and hope you can join me at some point over the next few days – Stay safe and warm with the Telly on !