Two investors to step down from Dragons' Den

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by David Prior

Sarah Willingham and Nick Jenkins are to leave the Dragons' Den at the end of the current series.

The investors, who joined the BBC Two show in 2015, will be seen for the final time on Sunday February 26th.

Touker Suleyman, who joined the show with them, will be staying, along with long-standing dragons Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones.

Jenkins, who founded greeting card website, is leaving the Den to focus on his portfolio of educational technology businesses.

Willingham, who made her money investing in restaurant chain The Bombay Bicycle Club, is leaving to travel.

She's currently in Byron Bay in Australia:

She said: "Being part of Dragons' Den has been one of the best experiences of my life.

"At the end of last year my husband Michael and I decided to finally put into action our long-held dream to spend a year travelling the world with our young children.

"Sadly this means that I've had to step down from my role as a Dragon.

"It's been a great privilege to be part of such a fantastic show and I wish everyone on it continued success."

Dragons' Den is now filmed at The Space Project in Manchester.

Patrick Holland, channel editor at BBC2, said: "Nick and Sarah have both been terrific Dragons, using their nous and insight to make some great investments and produce some compelling entertainment in the process.

"As they step down from the show I want to thank them and wish them all the very best for the future."

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