BBC Two has announced today that Steve Parish and Jenny Campbell will join the Dragons’ Den line-up for Series 15, on air later this summer.
Both Steve and Jenny have first-hand experience of establishing and growing successful multi-million pound businesses. They’ll be adding to the firepower already in the Den, by bringing their commercial knowledge and skills to help them spot the next great business opportunities.
Steve Parish is the former CEO of Tag Worldwide and the part owner and Chairman of Crystal Palace Football Club. Jenny Campbell is the founder and CEO of YourCash Europe, a pan European business providing cash machines to the retail market.
Jenny and Steve will join original Dragon Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden who joined in series three and Touker Suleyman who joined in series 13.
Steve Parish says: “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.”
Jenny Campbell says: “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.”
Patrick Holland, Channel Controller, BBC Two, says: “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.”
Rachel Ashdown, Commissioning Editor, says: “Steve and Jenny bring a wealth of experience in business and I am sure this will be invaluable to all the entrepreneurs who face the heat of the den.”
Dragons’ Den is produced by BBC Studios, the BBC’s main TV production arm. Filming for the new series begins this month and the show will return to BBC Two later in the year.
BBC Studios launched as a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary in April 2017, able to make programmes for other broadcasters as well as the BBC. BBC Studios supports the BBC’s public service mission and will generate financial returns for licence fee payers. (BBC)