Dragons' Den to move to BBC One

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by David Prior

The new series of Dragons' Den is to move from BBC Two to BBC One.

The 18th series of the popular format, which is filmed at Manchester Studios, is to air in early 2021.

Returning to the Den are Dragons Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Sara Davies.

The last series saw a total of 27 investments made with nearly £2m pledged in the Den. Since its doors first opened in 2005 over 1,000 entrepreneurs have entered and there has been a total of 18 Dragons, who have made 276 deals and pledged over £22m in investments.

Kate Phillips, Acting Controller, BBC One, said: “Dragons’ Den has always been a favourite show with viewers and is still hugely popular. As a result it feels like the time is right to move our formidable Dragons’ to BBC One, so they can entertain an even wider audience.”

Dragons’ Den is a BBC Studios production. The Executive Producer is Chi Ukairo, the Series Producer is Samantha Davies and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Sarah Clay.

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