Dragons’ Den star Arlene Dickinson says she’s leaving the show after eight seasons.
With the hashtag #someoneelsesturn, Dickinson said, “It’s not an easy decision to leave this show, which is about so much more than entertainment. It’s about dreams, and having the courage to chase them.”
Addressing her fans on her Facebook page Friday morning, she wrote, “I know all about dreams. The opportunity to be a Dragon has made some of mine come true. But I still have some big dreams, ones I want and need to chase.
“Soon, I'll be ready to spell out more about what’s next for me, but now is not the time.”
Dickinson launched Arlene Dickinson Enterprises in 2012 to invest in people who were self-employed while also providing lifestyle support through a magazine and website under the YouInc. banner.
She is also CEO of Venture Communications. She joined Dragons’ Den in 2007 in its second season.