BBC Two is losing a Dragon. Jenny Campbell is exiting Dragons’ Den at the end of the show’s current (sixteenth) season. Her final episode will air on BBC Two on Sunday February 3rd.
Jenny Campbell first joined the series in 2017 and is a banker turned entrepreneur. She has made several investments during her time on the show, including: a gin business, an energy-switch website, a hemp skincare producer and a truck advertising firm.
The BBC has already picked up a seventeenth season of Dragons’ Den. The corporation said that casting for a new Dragon would take place ahead of production on the new season, which is set to get underway in the spring. Dragons’ Den is produced by BBC Studios. Chi Ukairo is the incoming executive producer.
“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”, said BBC Two Controller Patrick Holland. “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.”
While Jenny Campbell added: “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.”