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Dragons' Den star Hilary Devey's 'secret family' sorrow

28 October 2012 Last updated at 00:13 BST

Hilary Devey - whose father had a "secret family" - tells Desert Island Discs how history repeated itself when she found out her ex-partner was also already married with children.

The Dragons' Den star told Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs she was "devastated" in the 1980s when she took a call from a woman who said she was her partner's wife and he had five children.

Ms Devey said that her mother only found out years after she got together with her father that he had a wife and four children.

You can hear Hilary Devey speaking to Kirsty Young on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on Sunday 28 October at 11:15 GMT. Listen online or browse the extensive Desert Island Discs archive.