Apply for Dragons’ Den’s next series now

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Here’s how to apply to appear on BBC One’s Dragons’ Den with applications now open for the new series.


Hosted by Evan Davis, the business show sees budding entrepreneurs able to pitch their new business ideas and product innovations to a line up of investors.

While the latest series is currently on air, the BBC is already seeking applications for its next series.

Dragons’ Den applications

Applications to be a contestant on Dragons’ Den for what will be its 22nd series are open now.

The BBC say: “If you’ve got a great business idea to put to our venture capitalists, here’s where you can apply to take your place in the Den.”

To submit your business, fill out the form online here.

As part of the process, you must provide details about how much investment you are looking for and an ‘Executive Summary’ about your business.


The application form shares: “In the Executive Summary, you have the chance to sell yourself and your idea, and give a clear and comprehensive outline of your business or product. What problem does your idea solve?

“What stage are you at with patent or copyright protection? Where are you up to with prototyping or testing? Describe sales, if your business is trading.”

Applications, open to those aged 18 or over, will be put forward to be shortlisted for inclusion in the programme. The closing date for Dragons’ Den application is 30 June 202.

The current line up of Dragons on the show are made up of Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies and Steven Bartlett.

In the latest series, they’ve been joined by new guest Dragons, Gary Neville and Emma Grede.


Can you watch the show on Thursday nights at 9PM on BBC One and catch up on iPlayer.

Alongside Dragons’ Den, applications for sister BBC business show The Apprentice are also open now.

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