Dragons' Den newcomer Steven Bartlett reveals why he won't follow in co-stars footsteps and do Strictly

DRAGONS' Den newcomer Steven Bartlett has revealed why he won't follow in his co-stars footsteps and do Strictly Come Dancing.

The 29-year-old millionaire will be the BBC show's youngest dragon when he makes his debut on the 19th series next month.

He will be joining Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Sara Davies and Touker Suleyman on the show, three of which have taken part in Strictly Come Dancing over the years.

While Peter, 55, took part in a Sports Relief Special in 2010, Deborah competed in the 2013 series before being eliminated in week five.

Meanwhile Sara, 37, was part of the 2021 line up having been partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec before being eliminated in week seven.

However, Steven has no plans to follow in their footsteps despite the new level of fame he will no doubt achieve by being a Dragon.

Speaking to The Sun's TV Mag, he said: "It’s not for me. They love dancing. I get it.

"If you said to me would I do Soccer Aid, here’s my number. I would love to go and play at Old Trafford but I am very focused.

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"I am an entrepreneur. That’s why my heart beats. I just want to do that and build businesses."

Strictly isn't the only show Steven has ruled out, as he added: "I have no desire to be on any other show.

"I’ve had a few opportunities to do other things and other reality formats. It’s just not me. I don’t want to go to the jungle. I just want to do Dragon’s Den and that’s it. 

"I don’t want to do reality TV. I don’t want to skate on ice." 

In a first look trailer for the new series, Steven is seen clashing with Touker as the older Dragon demands: "What do you know about business?!"

Steven replies: "I've built a £300 million pound business at 28 years old."

Dragons' Den returns on Thursday, January 6 at 8pm on BBC One. TV Mag is available for free every Saturday, only in The Sun.

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