Jenny Campbell to leave BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den after two years
Jenny Campbell will leave BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den after two years at the end of the current series.
Jenny, who joined the Den in 2017, is a banker turned entrepreneur.
The BBC announced this week that she will step down as a Dragon at the end of the current series of Dragons’ Den with her last episode airing on Sunday 3 February 2019 on BBC Two.
Jenny has made several investments during her time on the show which include a gin business, an energy-switch website, a hemp skincare producer and truck advertising firm.
Jenny Campbell 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. 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.”
Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, added: “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.
“Dragons’ Den continues to be a foundation stone for the BBC Two schedule with a re-energised visual approach, going from strength to strength with over 2.6 million viewers watching every week, and I look forward to the next dragon to step into the den.”
The BBC has confirmed that a new Dragon will join for Series 17, which begins in the spring with the Dragons returning to BBC Two later this year.
More on: Dragon's Den