Gary Neville & Emma Grede Announced As New Dragons On Dragon’s Den
17 Oct 2023
Garry Neville and Emma Grede have been announced as the newest dragons on the BBC’s entrepreneurial reality tv show Dragon’s Den.
The former Manchester United and England fullback and multi-millionaire Emma Grede will take their seats next to Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies, and Steven Bartlett in the upcoming 21st season of the show.
Neville co-owns the Salford City football club and boutique Hotel Football, whilst also dabbling in the world of property development after setting up his investment company Relentless in 2015.
Meanwhile Grede, whose net worth is around £282m, is a founding partner of Kim Kardashian’s billion-dollar shapewear company Skims, the co-founder and CEO of Khloe Kardashian’s denim brand Good American, and co-founder of Kris Jenner’s cleaning supplies company Safely.
The pair will feature in special Guest Dragon episodes set to air on BBC One next year.
“It’s a pleasure to join the Dragons as a guest for the new series and see some of the amazing pitches from budding entrepreneurs from different walks of life,” the former Manchester United star said. “It was a privilege to share my knowledge and guidance with the brave entrepreneurs who entered the Den, but you’ll have to wait and see whether I committed to any investments!”
Grede said: “Being back in the UK and joining this series as a Guest Dragon has been amazing and feels very full circle to me. Being able to share my own knowledge from the business I’ve built with the entrepreneurs is so important, there’s a lot of major talent in this upcoming series, and I hope it inspires the next generation to create opportunities for themselves.”