Prom Night and Super Sunday!


Ali and Jack at PromWell the only experience I had of a Prom Night was by watching American films like "Back to the future" or "Grease" but now it seems that every school leaver must attend one after their GCSE's?

I know that some of you will tell me that your daughters started planning 'The Dress' towards the end of their Year 10. I intentionally stated daughter as I realise that most sons would have only thought about their suits a week or so ago. "Mars and Venus" rings a bell.

Actually my two were pretty sorted a few weeks back due to my wife's involvement, although it was left to me to go out with Jack and buy his shirt, tie and shoes – a feat achieved with the minimum of fuss in about 12 minutes (much to my wife's frustration).

They had a great time and arranged with a number of their friends to turn up in a fabulous 1940's vintage bus. It was like something from Dad's Army and the charming Driver reminded me a little of Jack from 'On the Buses' dressed in his uniform, with a welcoming smile and cheeky banter (but no fag hanging out of his mouth!) all in all a class act.

The two of them looked very smart and all grown up – and I was an extremely proud dad. As I snapped the photo, it was also a reminder of how long I've been at QVC, as they were only just sitting up when I attended my first auditions in 1997. There was another proud moment for me when I discovered that Ali had chosen to wear the Diamonique Tanzanite necklace and pendant that I had designed for QVC some years ago, as it went perfectly with the colour of her dress and I'm pleased to say, got quite a few admiring comments (although she never let on the name of it's designer) – Quite right too! Some of you may have bought it also – it was nicknamed Dale's Titanic necklace!

TobyToby got in on the act too and appeared in many of the pre-prom photos – I shot this picture of him as Jack teased him with a deflated Rugby ball and chased him round the garden in his prom suit (like you do!)

Mars and Venus!

Although I was due to be off this weekend, I will actually be in on Sunday morning – as I'm sure you will have noticed from the promo's – we have a Special Event – "SUPER SUNDAY". A fantastic Day of Today's Special Values!! Yes in the plural – every hour!

We had our first Super Sunday last year and it proved to be such a huge success with a stunning array of brands at a TSV price, every hour for the whole day! I am be delighted to be presenting TSV's from Richard Jackson, Samsung, Steiff, Collier Campbell, Skagen and Murano Gold in my stint between 9am and midday. I'll be ably assisted by Catherine and Pipa as well and it will certainly be an unmissable day for all QVC fans.

If you follow me on Twitter @dalefranklintv – I'll be posting pictures and approx timings as I can on Sunday Morning – if you aren't on Twitter – I'm sure if you stay tuned we'll be previewing upcoming products throughout the Shows, personally I can't wait.

BREAKING NEWS! I found out this week that Me Buddy, (Charlie) and I are to present another Diamond Spectacular in early August – it's planned for the 4th around 5pm – if that changes I'll let you know through my blogs and Twitter. It's set to be another 3 hour Extravaganza for Diamond lovers and we're hoping to have some exciting news regarding Easy Pays for the show – To be confirmed! Watch this space.

Just for funHere is this week's 'Just for fun' photo comp which was taken at a recent 'Jewellery Day' customer preview event. Please leave your suggestions for the speech bubble in the comments section - I love reading your comments and some of them are pure genius!

Enjoy Super Sunday, I'll be there bright and early with you at 9am!

Till next time,

Dale x



  1. Marian Bolton July 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm -  Reply

    LOL D, looks like you’re saying ‘Goccle a Geer”!!! Back with more L8’ers! xx

  2. martin forbes July 8, 2013 at 9:16 am -  Reply

    never mind dale 25th all day xmas decor xmas in july on qvc what year did you start on qvc dale.

  3. Gail July 8, 2013 at 10:08 am -  Reply

    “Watch where yer put yer hands girls; I keep me little gems down there (and I don’t mean the lettuce kind)”. I am around (literally); back soon xx

  4. Gail July 9, 2013 at 9:23 am -  Reply

    Hi Dale, lovely photo of the children. Ali is stunning, absolutely beautiful. Jack is very handsome too and looks a lot like you when you were younger ( I’m referring to your now infamous ‘short shorts’ photo. I doubt Ma will ever let us forget that photo, hee hee. Mustn’t forget the lovely Toby who is also gorgeous. Anyway, ‘orf we go with the just for fun:
    “I think I’ve overdone it with the lifting serum”.
    Lol xx

  5. Marian Bolton July 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    You know me Dale, I’m not one to go on!!!! but, seeing as Gale’s mentioned it:
    “Cheeeeeeeeee ….Jeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzz, I really shouldn’t av worn these short shorts”!!!!
    What I’m saying , or rather singing is”
    ” Whoah, oh … it should av been me …..
    Whoah, and it should av been G”!!
    Seriously D, those ladies look like they’re under duress …….. ow much did u av 2 pay em?!!
    Your kids look lovely, really. And, as for Toby, well, he’s stole the show again. You really do keep him beautiful.

  6. Gail July 10, 2013 at 10:04 am -  Reply

    Daleo, it’s moi again. With a little encouragement from Ma and the fact that being well behaved doesn’t really suit me, I’m back with some more 🙂 …………..
    “I don’t know if I can hold it in anymore (and I don’t mean me belly)!!!”
    “What a time to get an itch”
    “I think me underpants have shrunk”
    AAhhhhhhhhh, that’s better Dale; now I feel like I’m back to me old self xx

  7. dale franklin July 11, 2013 at 12:58 am -  Reply

    Hi Martin, My first solo hour was Jan 1998 !
    Gail and Marian – I thought you’d like that photo ! The photo booth was a great laugh and there were many props including a horses head, crown and various glasses etc – loving your suggestions and I must admit all the customers were great sports – the lady on the right does look as if she’s smelling me rather than giving me a peck on the cheek ! hah ! many thanks for your lovely comments on Ali and Jack Gail – Dale xx

  8. martin forbes July 18, 2013 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    dale are you doing xmas in july next wednesday

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