Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish has quit Dragons' Den before making a single deal Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has stepped down from Dragons' Den before making a single deal on the entrepreneurial BBC programme.American Gods episode 1 review: A surreal trip stuffed with promiseThe chairman and part-owner of the London Premier League football club will be replaced by the Vitabiotics empire chief executive Tej Lalvani, after Parish admitted he couldn't commit the time required.
'On reflection, I have Scotch & Soda black/rose Bomber Jacket come to the conclusion Marella navy Occasion wear CACTUS that I couldn't give Dragons' Den the time and commitment the show needs and that the entrepreneurs deserve,' said Parish in a statement.'Therefore I have decided to give up my Dragons' seat to someone else.'Tej Lalvani (pictured with Tara Lalvani) will replace Steve Parish on Dragons' Den Lalvani said he was 'very excited' to be joining the Dragons' Den line-up'.'I'm a shrewd investor and I'm looking forward to finding hard working, passionate people to share my business experience and knowledge with,' he explained.
The Skirts impromptu departure comes only weeks after Parish was announced as one of the programme's two new dragons, alongside YourCash founder and former banker Jenny Campbell.Campbell and now Lalvani will be stepping into the armchairs vacated by Nick Jenkins and Sarah Willingham for the forthcoming series.BBC bosses are getting ready to film series 15 of Dragons Den '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,' said Campbell.'I'm looking forward to using my extensive business skills to spot the next generation of entrepreneurs and help them realise their business dream.'The pair will join original Dragon Peter Jones alongside business moguls Deborah Meaden and Touker Suleyman.