Deborah Meaden

Deborah Meaden is one of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs but perhaps best known for TV’s Dragons Den, where she decides whether to invest in start-up businesses and has invested over £2 million over 9 series.

Hailing from Somerset, Deborah left school at 16 and launched her first business at 19. She’s now estimated worth £39 million and has honorary degrees from Staffordshire and Keele universities as well as Exeter Business School.

Deborah recently cemented her status as a TV institution by appearing on Strictly Come Dancing, but will she be causing a stir on the floor tonight?