Dragons’ Den viewers are scratching their heads this week as Peter Jones is missing again – is he coming back on this show?
Where is he and why did he miss the episode of this series?
Peter went missing in the episode of Dragons’ Den last week on Thursday June 03, 2021.
He is also absent from the episodes which air on Thursday June 10 and Thursday June 17, 2021.
Peter shared the worrying news with his Instagram followers that his absence was due to Covid.
He said, “I haven’t missed a single day of shooting since Dragons’ Den started 16 years ago.
“When we were doing the last series, however, I had to isolate myself.
“When I was discussing with the BBC who could stand in for me, I chose Theo because, in my opinion, he remains one of the great dragons of the past.
“He’s also a close friend and a great businessman.”
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When is Peter Jones back?
After three missing weeks of filming, the self-made millionaire can be seen again on our television screens on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
And if we’re not mistaken, his tan was refreshed during his time of self-isolation!
Have you sunbathed in Pete’s garden?
Did Peter Jones have Covid-19?
Although Peter had to self-isolate, he did not disclose whether he was infected with Covid-19.
Anyway, we’re glad he’s filming again and he’s back on top form.
The dragon suffered frightening pneumonia in 2010.
The star has described his grueling battle with the virus as “the worst disease” he has ever had.
Peter explained, “I was getting very, very wheezing and having trouble breathing – so much so that I thought I was going to die.
“I was put on a course of antibiotics.”
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Why did Theo Paphitis leave Dragons’ Den?
Theo Paphitis returned to Dragons’ Den after nine years to replace Peter Jones.
But why did he ever leave?
The former dragon left the show in 2012 after joining during its second series in 2005.
After announcing his exit, he told the BBC: “This was not an easy decision or one that I took lightly.
“The time felt right to give up my place, stop breathing fire and give someone else the wonderful experience of being a dragon.”
Theo added: “So all I can do is say thank you to all dragons past and present. Thanks aunt. I am outside.”
Host Evan Davis introduced the returning dragon last week: “There’s a new but very familiar face on one of the chairs this week because even dragons are not immune to the effects of the pandemic.
“With Peter Jones having to self-isolate, Theo Paphitis stepped out of the high street to take his place.”
Theo businessman appeared in Dragons’ Den from 2005 to 2012.
In 2019, however, he returned briefly to represent Touker Suleyman.
While The Den see some dragons coming and going, the current cast consists of Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Sara Davies.
Tej will retire at the end of the current series and will be replaced by the youngest investor ever, Steven Bartlett.
Steve is only 28.
Dragon Cave Series 18 series
Dragons’ Den moved to BBC One, but not much has changed in Den for Series 18.
Evan Davis is still hosting the show, and the five “no-nonsense titans” have returned.
Entrepreneurs Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Sara Davies are all open to business and more money.
However, one thing has changed – handshakes or hugs are not allowed.
In the 11th episode tonight, the Dragons are served a selection of first-class spiced rum by a confident beverage entrepreneur.
A nursing bra designed to help mothers and babies breastfeed effectively is being questioned in terms of its scalability.
A heatless hair curler invented in a garden shed is on offer, as is a duo pitch from the Midlands, a voice-enhanced app for learner readers …
Will their technology concept open a new chapter in finance or will the Dragons close their books on a deal?
Dragons’ Den continues on BBC One on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 8 p.m.
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