Home shoppers that were tuned in to QVC on Sunday night have begun to question just how dedicated the show hosts are to selling a product. As two hosts presented a kids' tablet last night, one passed out and the second continued to sell the product without notice.
QVC host Dan Hughes appears to be a dedicated salesman. On Sunday night he was joined by guest host Cassie Slane, who has appeared on the show before. Both hosts were attempting to sell an Android-based children's tablet when the incident occurred.
"Kids love tablets. They love playing with tablets, they love the games," Slane said.
But just then, Slane was forced to interrupt herself. She began to stumble over her words and pat her chest. Finally she leaned forward, prompting Hughes to reach out and grab her. The last shot showed Slane visibly falling into Hughes and it appears as though she was about to hit the floor when the camera cut to a different angle, focusing on the product.
What appeared strange to some viewers, however, is that Hughes continued his sales pitch for the product. Despite the fact that shuffling can be heard in the background, Hughes elaborated on the product's features.
"Okay," he stated just as the camera cut away from Slane falling. "Now what it does is that it gives us an opportunity for us to offer a piece of electronic equipment that is simple for children to operate."
The clip was filmed and uploaded to YouTube by a viewer that was watching the show.
"Keep selling buddy," the viewer laughed from behind his camera as he filmed the situation going down.
Slane has since updated her Facebook to say that she is now "feeling a lot better," but viewers were still disappointed by the lack of a status update.
"Can you let us know how the presenter for the [FunTab] Pro Tablet is doing? The poor thing. very frightening to see," a Facebook user wrote to QVC host Carolyn Gracie, who finished off the segment with Hughes.