Theo Paphitis 'I'm out' of Dragons' Den

Theo Paphitis is leaving the Dragons' Den to concentrate on running his string of businesses. The entrepreneur, who has appeared in nine series of the BBC show, said the decision leave wasn't easy.

Theo Paphitis Credit: Press Association

Theo Paphitis said: "With the workload involved in growing my exciting, successful new lingerie brand along with my recent purchase of Robert Dyas and running 240 Ryman stationery shops, the time felt right to give up my seat... Thank you Auntie. I Am Out."