One of the questions I am most often asked these days - especially given the new series which has just started on BBC2 - is: Will I ever return to Dragons' Den?
(Apparently people believe my re-appearance would introduce a slightly more feminine and compassionate element to the panel.)
The answer is, of course, no!
Firstly, because most of my work these days is in the small business sector, inspiring, motivating and helping entrepreneurs on their business journey - and I don't feel that the 'coliseum entertainment' nature of the show is conducive to encouraging entrepreneurship in the UK.
Secondly, because I'm still in financial re-build following the meltdown of Red Letter Days and not currently undertaking any angel investment.
And thirdly because I'm sure the BBC would never invite me back!!!
But I do agree that the show has become too formulaic and that the panel is in dire need of a shake-up...
But, hey, why ruin a good formula for 'entertainment of the masses' in favour of a show which is more representative and supportive of British enterprise?