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Dragons' Den's Bannatyne says 'I'm out'

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Bannatyne - "There are only so many times I can say 'I'm out'

After 12 series, BBC Two's Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne is leaving the show to focus on his other business commitments, with the upcoming season his last.

Bannatyne said he had enjoyed "the time of my life" and "made numerous investments and taken part in a landmark TV programme".

He continued: "However, after the 2014 recordings I do not plan to make any further investments on the programme so I thought it fair to ask producers to offer my seat to somebody else.

"There are only so many times I can say 'I'm out'."

Dragons' Den returns to BBC Two on July 20. 

"The series that is about to be transmitted is my final season and I'm delighted that it is full of exciting, high quality pitches. I have made a number of investments and it really is must-see business TV," Bannatyne added.

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