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Dragon to leave the Den at the end of current series


Jenny Campbell, one of the Dragons on BBC Two show Dragons’ Den, is to step down at the end of the current series.

The last episode featuring the banker turned entrepreneur will air on Sunday February 3rd.

Having joined in 2017, Campbell has made several investments including a gin business, an energy-switch website, a hemp skincare producer and truck advertising firm.

She said: “Having been a fan of Dragons Den since it first aired in 2005 I was absolutely delighted and proud to have the opportunity of becoming a Dragon myself.

“It has been a tough decision to step down but I now want to focus on my new role with the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Fellowship Programme which supports young entrepreneurs in setting up and growing their own businesses, as well as help my sons Rik and Tom on their own entrepreneurial journeys.”

Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, said the audience had “loved her sharp analysis and cutting wit”.

Produced by BBC Studios, Dragons’ Den is filmed at Dock 10 in MediaCityUK. Casting for a new Dragon will take place ahead of filming for Series 17, which begins in the spring with the Dragons returning to BBC Two later this year.

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