Jenny Campbell quits Dragon's Den
28 January 2019 - 10:00 AM

Jenny Campbell quits Dragon's Den

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Jenny Campbell has quit "Dragon's Den".

The 57-year-old entrepreneur has been a "Dragon" on the BBC Two investment show since series 15 in 2017, but has decided that she wants to focus on her work for the Prince's Trust Enterprise Fellowship Programme, which sees the businesswoman help the next generation make their business ideas a reality.

She also wants to help her grownup sons, Rik, who is the co-founder of London restaurant Kricket, and Tom, with their respective business "journeys".

Jenny - who sold her ATM company YourCash for £50 million - admitted it was a "tough" decision to make, but said she will still be working with the people she invested in, including the skincare brand Carun UK and energy-saving firm Look After My Bills.

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.

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"I have invested in businesses and entrepreneurs who I believe I can add real value to personally, and I look forward to working with each of them closely over the next few years.

"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."

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Jenny's last episode of the popular show will air on February 3 at 8pm on BBC Two.

Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two, commented: "Jenny has been a brilliant dragon and the audience have loved her sharp analysis and cutting wit. I want to thank her and wish her all the best with her next ventures."

The broadcaster are yet to announce a replacement for Jenny.

However, it's expected "Dragons" Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Touker Suleyman and Tej Lalvani will return to their seats in the "Den" for the new series later this year.

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