Back to QVC with new shows and getting into the festive spirit!


Dale Franklin and his wife TracyYes, I know!! Another week off!!

That's it now till after Christmas – I promise!

Hope all readers of the BOTF (Blog of the Fox) are as well as can be expected and looking forward to the last quarter of the year as much as we all are here at The Q.

My break started with a quiet candle lit meal for two as Tracey and I celebrated our 28th Anniversary – Yes, don't worry I've heard all the gags.

For those of you not on Twitter, here's a photo I posted on the day – Can I ask, if anyone recognises either of the two children in the picture, could you leave a comment letting me know, as I don't recognise them!

I spent a fabulous day filming with some of my colleagues and three celebrities on Monday in a glorious country house, as part of our Christmas Campaigns.

I won't spoil it by telling you who was involved or show you any pictures yet, suffice to say I'm sure it will look suitably amazing and bring Christmas cheer to all.

Also, I'm involved in an exciting new Kitchen Show coming to the Q in October, and I'll tell you more about it very soon.

But first, I wanted to invite you to join Debs Flint and I for the return of  'Saturday Night Gifts'.

I've included the promo to get you in the mood !

As last year, either Debs or I will be presenting each show, then join forces to present the final show in December.

Will.I.T will be looking after tweets and Facebook messages each week together with chatting to guests in the Green room. We'll have some great competitions and we are inviting some exciting celebrity guests in the shows to come.

Debbie FlintSo, please join me this Saturday at 8pm for the first show and a great competition prize.

This week's 'just for fun' photo comp is my Saturday Night co-host Debs outside her dressing room – if you can think what might be going through her mind – why not leave a comment!

Until next week, it's good by from me and a kiss from her!

Dale x


  1. martin forbes September 19, 2013 at 7:16 pm -  Reply

    looking forward to the show being back dale

  2. Marian Bolton September 22, 2013 at 7:56 pm -  Reply

    L O D! I will answer your question if it’s all the same 2U. Yes, Yes, Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssss, I did get the Relax master bed with the massage system. Only trouble is, I’ve forgot how to work it. Can you pop round and TMTI please??!!
    Happy Anniversary to you and Mrs F. And, if you don’t mind me saying, I definitely prefer The Silver Fox!! You both look lovely in your wedding photi though.
    I didn’t catch much of Saturday Night Gifts as we had some friends round. You were on in the background though (as my friends are Q fans too …. only kind of friends to have really!!) Actually, I nearly dropped me glass of Chablis when they did that close up of you putting Revitalash on. Honestly D, can you give us a warning next time! I bet Gail was throwing her knickers at the telly again …. what say G??!! You wanna be careful with that stuff anyhow D …. it’s VERY potent. I once dropped some on me upper lip and next minute …….. REVITATASH!!!!! Just kidding D, I’m a massive fan and have the lashes to prove it ……. which I’m happy to flutter at you any time you like!!
    Just 4 Fun then ……
    ‘Now there’s a door I don’t mind avin slammed in me face”!
    ‘Two Debs is better than one”! or
    ‘Thank gawd …. me own dressing room at last. Now I’m not sharing with Dale I might actually get near the mirror’!!

  3. JOHN RENNIE September 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale,
    Hope you and everyone at QVC are enjoying the 20 years of looking back on how it used to be at QVC? I was looking recently for the Veho Gumball 3000 Speaker, to buy again on QVC, but it hasn’t been on since I last bought one a few years ago now! I should have bought more than one at the time! The Veho Gumball speakers was a blue bal shaped device that opened up and since buying the only one I have, the sound quality has been fantastic.
    I had bought a cheaper set of PC Speakers a few years ago with subwoofer, but instead of getting a loud howl or woff from them that i expected, all i got was a slight cough and a hardly any sound out of the PC speakers at all. I hope tha QVC will get more of the Veho Gumball 3000 Speaker in agian t buy more of them? I would be grateful for any help you can give me. Kind regards, John Rennie from Glasgow!

  4. Marian Bolton September 23, 2013 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    Bother D …. that should be:
    ‘Two Debs ARE better than one’!!! (As in ‘Two heads are better than one’.)
    I guess that’s me going ‘R’s’ over ‘is’!!!!!
    I tell yer, I’m still recovering from you flashing those gorgeous baby blues at me!

  5. Gai September 26, 2013 at 9:13 am -  Reply

    Morning D, hope you’ve had yer toast and a cup of tea:)
    That is a beautiful wedding photo Dale; Tracey looks gorgeous and you don’t look too bad either.
    I’d like to apologise for my mate M lowering the tone of your blog this week. Behave yourself Ma. Ever since she got that massaging bed she’s been ultra excited Dale; fancy mentioning my ‘Alan Whickers’ on your blog, really Ma.
    Dale, loved the Gifts Show but not as much as the ‘close up’!!!
    The ‘Just for Fun’ is a bit hard this week but here goes:
    “Look what yer missing fellas”
    “Who loves yer baby. Now where did I put me lollipop.”
    Told you it was hard Dale.
    I’m afraid its gotta be a quickie this week Dale, so until next time au revoir.
    Moi xxxx

  6. martin forbes September 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    happy 20th bday dale for tomorrow how many years have you been at qvc dale i remeber paul lavers did your firswt show ithink with him how did you get on with him do you know if julian and debbie have new jobs to go

  7. Dale Franklin October 3, 2013 at 9:42 am -  Reply

    Thanks John, Martin, Gail and Ma – apologies for late reply – as you may know Ive been abroad interviewing a Singing Superstar, all will be revealed in this week’s blog and Twitter.
    John I’m sure we will have similar speakers in stock in the run up to Xmas if not the exact same ones as they were very popular. Martin Ive been at the Q since late 1997 ! Paul wasnt my first hour, although I have hilarious memories of working with him, my first hour was with Glen Thomsett, a lovely man also. Ma, what can I say – Revitatash !Was a gem !, sorry about the close up. Gail , short, sharp but very sweet – thanks for all comments, as always Dale x

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