New Dragon announced for Dragons' Den – Daily TV round-up

Interior designer Kelly Hoppen has worked with the likes of the Beckhams

Interior designer and businesswoman Kelly Hoppen has been announced as the replacement for the Paphitis on 'Dragons' Den'.

The 53-year-old South African-born MBE already has TV experience, having fronted a series on Channel 5 called 'Superior Interiors', and has worked for the likes of the Beckhams.

Hoppen... to be new Dragons' Den dragon (Copyright: Rex)

She runs her own design firm, and launched her own design school in 2003.

“I have always been passionate about championing entrepreneurs, so being able to take it to the next level by investing my money in innovative new businesses is very exciting,” she said.

“Having started my design business as a teenager, building a global brand through two recessions, I understand the reality of running a creative business.

[Related story: Theo Paphitis quits Dragons' Den]

“I'm looking forward to bringing a different perspective into the Den and to hopefully finding an undiscovered gem or two.”

There is still another Dragon to be found for the next series, after Hilary Devey quit last year to front her own Channel 4 show.

It was rumoured earlier this year that Ultimo founder Michelle Mone was being lined-up to replace haulage magnate Devey on the show. [The Independent]

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