Kelly Hoppen: My 'creative background' makes me stand out

Kelly Hoppen believes her "creative background" and imagination makes her stand out from the other Dragons, Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Duncan Bannatyne and Piers Linney, on 'Dragon's Den'

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Kelly Hoppen

Kelly Hoppen

Kelly Hoppen believes her "creative background" makes her stand out from the other Dragons on 'Dragons' Den'.

The 54-year-old interior designer - who replaced Hilary Devey on the BBC Two show earlier this year - thinks she brings something different to the panel because of her artistic experience and imagination.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she said: "I became a Dragon because I love the show and am passionate about working with entrepreneurs.

"I hear interesting ideas and help guide entrepreneurs to having a successful business and if I find a great investment whilst doing that, wonderful! I knew I would bring something different to the Den as I was coming from a creative background."

However, the blonde beauty insists she gets on well with the other Dragons, Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Duncan Bannatyne and Piers Linney.

She explained: "Honestly it is a blast! They are all such wonderful people with fantastic senses of humour and I couldn't have wished for better Dragons to work with."

In her role as Kleenex Design Consultant, British designer Kelly assisted with the briefing and selection of three unique and trend-led Kleenex Limited Edition Collection Cubes which are available from all major retailers MRSP £1.88.

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