Steve Parish Pulls Out of Dragons’ Den
According to the BBC, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has withdrawn from the TV show, Dragons Den before filming has even begun.
The press release earlier today stated that Parish has withdrawn from the line up of the hit BBC show because he says it would require a greater level of commitment than he could offer.
Parish said: “On reflection, I have come to the conclusion that I couldn’t give Dragons’ Den the time and commitment the show needs and that the entrepreneurs deserve, therefore I have decided to give up my Dragons’ seat to someone else.”
I am pleased Parish has come to his senses and saw that he couldn’t run a Premier League football club and devote time to filming the series and offering support to anyone he invests money in.
It is open to argument just how much exposure Crystal Palace would have received, good or bad, but I think the distraction the TV show would have had would have been detrimental to us as a football club.