Piers Linney has quit Dragons' Den

Piers Linney has decided to quit 'Dragons' Den' once the current series comes to an end

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Piers Linney has quit 'Dragons' Den'.

The technology and communications entrepreneur has announced he will leave the BBC Two show at the end of the current series after joining two years ago.

He said: "I have enjoyed every minute of my time on Dragons' Den and feel honoured to have had the opportunity to contribute to such an iconic and long-running TV show and to have been the first Dragon with Afro Caribbean heritage.

"It is now the right time for me to move on, although entrepreneurship and diversity are two of my greatest passions so I will continue to focus my energies on supporting both."

Piers' decision to quit the show comes following fellow Dragon Kelly Hoppen's announcement last week that she is also leaving.

However, the 43-year-old businessman plans to continue working alongside the companies he invested in during his stint on the programme and is also hoping to continue campaigning for equality.

Piers added: "Inclusion and social mobility have always been something which I have dedicated considerable energy and resources to promoting ... I am determined to do my bit to create a more level playing field for the next generation, irrespective of race, religion, gender, sexuality or socio-background."

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