Today the BBC have announced the latest replacement Dragon for its prime time series Dragons Den. Simon Brown, unemployed bricklayer from Newcastle will be the latest Dragon seeking to invest in opportunities presented by hopeful contestants. A BBC spokesperson explained how their choice has been guided by Government policy whereby privilege and wealth should not be a factor in personnel selection.
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Only a few hours after being appointed, Simon Brown, the latest Dragon to join the investors on the BBC Dragons Den TV series, has had to step down from the position. It has transpired that Simon had previously been employed by his father in the family building company Brown & Son. Simon’s father insisted that his son was appointed based purely on merit after an exhaustive open recruitment process. However, BBC bosses had received updated guidance from the Government’s new Social Mobility Tsar. It transpired that it is no longer acceptable for parents to give their children “a leg-up” in their careers. BBC HR Director explained that “under new guidelines it would clearly be inappropriate for Simon to take-up the role on the program. Even though Simon clearly has a lot to contribute, we felt it important to send a clear message that the BBC is a firm believer in Government Policy”.