Dragons' Den

10 Worst Episodes of Dragons' Den

Budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires willing to invest their own cash.

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Dragons' Den - S20E1

#1 - Episode 1 (Season 20 - Episode 1)

Facing the Dragons tonight are a young cancer survivor with a stylish pillbox alternative, and two school friends who believe theyโ€™ve spotted a gap in the skincare market.

The episode was rated 6.20 from 15 votes.

Dragons' Den - S20E4

#2 - Episode 4 (Season 20 - Episode 4)


The Dragons decide whether to invest in a sparkly party-wear business or pop-up board games. A cleaning product entrepreneur aims to make a positive social impact by turning homes into mini factories.

The episode was rated 6.43 from 14 votes.

Dragons' Den - S20E3

#3 - Episode 3 (Season 20 - Episode 3)

A refillable fragrance company gets the Dragonsโ€™ creative juices flowing, and a green-fingered entrepreneur hopes to sow the seeds of success with his accessible gardening enterprise.

The episode was rated 6.62 from 13 votes.

Dragons' Den - S16E13

#4 - Episode 13 (Season 16 - Episode 13)


Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Jenny Campbell and Tej Lalvani test the profit-making potential of more business ideas. A Yorkshire chef showcases a range of bespoke pastries, a Dutch designer pitches a brand of eco-friendly furniture, and an entrepreneurial duo seek investment in their artisanal craft gin.

The episode was rated 6.67 from 21 votes.

Dragons' Den - S20E2

#5 - Episode 2 (Season 20 - Episode 2)

The Dragons listen to pitches from a couple who organise social events for four-legged friends and a 29-year-old with a larger-than-life clothing business.

The episode was rated 6.73 from 11 votes.

Dragons' Den - S12E10

#6 - Episode 10 (Season 12 - Episode 10)


Ideas pitched include an anti-piracy device for sailors, a children's bike horn, and a brand of ice-cream with an east Asian flavour. A Scottish entrepreneur tries to drum up interest in his shopping app and a family business tries to appeal to the Dragons' softer sides with their subscription boxes for babies. Can anyone walk away with a deal?

The episode was rated 6.77 from 13 votes.

Dragons' Den - S1E4

#7 - 25 January 2005 (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Highlights include; "Maximat" - an odour absorbing mat for dogs, "Tattoo erase" - a tattoo removal system, "Destination London" - a board game aimed at tourists, and a company who claim to be able to chemically boost the production of expensive, yet rare "Black Truffles".

The episode was rated 6.82 from 17 votes.

Dragons' Den - S2E5

#8 - Episode 5 (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Budding entrepreneurs approach 5 of the best business minds in the UK with the hope of securing financial backing for their business proposal. Can they in a few short minutes persuade the Dragons that they are a sound investment? Or will they get shown the door?

The episode was rated 6.83 from 12 votes.

Dragons' Den - S16E14

#9 - Episode 14 (Season 16 - Episode 14)

A trio of cyclists present their idea for a bike taxi service, a former dentistry student introduces a range of children's toothbrushes, and two combat experts look for funding for a new kind of protein snack bar.

The episode was rated 6.87 from 23 votes.

Dragons' Den - S8E5

#10 - Episode 5 (Season 8 - Episode 5)


Paul Morris from Harrogate believes he's cracked the genetic code of an acorn to make genetically engineered pig feed. Is it a ground-breaking discovery or will the Dragons think it's all hogwash? Mike and Sarah Longthorn, and Laura Booth from Hull think they have the perfect welly for festival fashionistas braving the mud. Inventor Ehsan Yazdani from London shows off his portable mini gym for fitness fanatics on the go, but can he convince the Dragons that his business is in good shape? And if that wasn't enough, Reverend John Berriman from Cornwall has invented a new flavour of fizzy drink with a very unusual ingredient. It's time for a Dragon taste test - will the Reverend pass or fail?

The episode was rated 6.91 from 11 votes.

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