The Worst Dragons’ Den Pitches Ever..

Dragons’ Den is as famous for its teeth grindingly awful pitches as it is for its success stories (not that many). The show was enormously popular from the word go and is about to enter its 8th series on BBC2 with the five ‘dragons’ withholding their fiery breath in anticipation of a succession of new prey.

As with so many shows currently on the box, the most memorable moments are when members of the public brave a panel of judges and proceed to make complete arses of themselves. Whether they succumb to nerves, ego or sheer stupidity you cannot help but take your eyes of the ensuing humiliation about to burst forth from your screen. Life isn’t all Reggae Reggae Sauce you know.

Over the years Dragons’ Den has played host to more car crashes than Michael Burke’s 999 so the OTB team have reassembled the Top 5 best collisions for your viewing pleasure…

The new series of Dragons’ Den continues tonight on BBC2 at 9pm

This first one is genuinely hard to sit through. It’s like watching a vulnerable child forgetting their one line in the school play and having to be rescued from the wings as piss trickles down their leg. Ouch…

Another case of stage fright and a vocal delivery to rival Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar acceptance speech blights the hopes and dreams of two women attempting to launch their Evolution company with the principal aim of which is recruiting women into the construction industry. A serious attitude problem to boot doesn’t exactly help proceedings. Check out this excellent spoof from The IT Crowd..

This is a classic example of the creatively challenged: here’s a pitch for an idea that constitutes, as one dragon calls it, “the alternative to stamping ‘single’ on your foreheadâ€?. Predictably they get dumped seconds after completing their pitch…

Talk about egg on your face. Poor James, resembling the fevered desperation of Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross, tries to market his egg cooker to the dragons only for his contraption not to work. However, after an excruciating ride on the knife edge, James somehow regains the confidence of the dragons and secures a deal but only after a rather ego bashing endurance test…

A treat for you from our friends over in Canada – not only is this businessman slightly insane he’s also of the greasy salesman variety who gives the business a seriously bad name. Apparently, adding silver to water is a cure for every single known disease in the universe including cancer and leukemia. It’s also probably the best put down on any Dragons’ Den ever: “Bruce, you disgust me.”

Advertisement