Steve Parish and Jenny Campbell will join the Dragons’ Den line-up for Series 15, the beeb has announced.
Dragons’ Den sees budding entrepreneurs pitch their creations and business ideas – from the weird to the wonderful – to five millionaire experts, hoping to lure them into parting with their cash and a business partnership. The pair join the BBC Two show following the departures of Nick Jenkins and Sarah Willingham.
Steve is the former CEO of Tag Worldwide and the part owner and Chairman of Crystal Palace Football Club.
“I’m thrilled to become a Dragon and really excited to meet the entrepreneurs in this series, see what ideas they bring to the Den and how I might be able to help them grow.” – Steve Parish
Jenny founded and is CEO of YourCash Europe, a pan European business providing cash machines to the retail market.
“As a fan of Dragons’ Den I’m very excited to be taking my seat in the line-up and bringing my own unique style to the Den. I’m looking forward to using my extensive business skills to spot the next generation of entrepreneurs and help them realise their business dreams.” – Jenny Campbell
Filming for the fifteenth series with the new dragons will get underway this month for transmission on BBC Two later this year. The beeb has confirmed that original Dragon Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden who joined in series three and Touker Suleyman who joined in series 13 will all be back.
“I’m delighted that Dragons’ Den is returning to BBC Two for its 15th series and it’s fantastic to welcome two such impressive new Dragons to the team. With their extensive business experience, Steve and Jenny, alongside Peter, Deborah and Touker make for a formidable line up to turn up the heat on prospective entrepreneurs brave enough to enter the den.” – Patrick Holland, Channel Controller, BBC Two
Dragons’ Den is produced by BBC Studios.