Fan favourite Arlene Dickinson is stepping back into the den, the Dragons’ Den.
The Canadian entrepreneur and venture capitalist is rejoining the panel for Season 12 of CBC-TV’s popular hit series.
Season 12 will mark the first time there will be six dragons as Dickinson joins Jim Treliving, Joe Mimran, Manjit Minhas, Michael Wekerle and Michele Romanow in the Den.
Dickinson appeared for eight seasons on the show before leaving in 2015 to launch District Ventures Capital, a fund aimed at investing in innovative food and health-based businesses.
“I left the Den to fulfill some big dreams,” said Dickinson in a statement. “Over the last two years, my team and I have fulfilled those dreams by raising a fund and launching two accelerators, the sole purpose of which is to help Canadian entrepreneurs. With these organizations I’m looking forward to playing an even larger role in helping accomplish the show’s goals of inspiring entrepreneurs and building businesses.”
The new season will begin shooting this month in Toronto for a fall launch on the public broadcaster.
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