Gary Neville reveals he 'had the time of his life' filming for new role in BBC's Dragons' Den

Manchester United great-turned-developer's guest stint in the show is expected to air in 2024.
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Gary Neville says he had the “time of his life” filming scenes for his new role on Dragons’ Den.

The one-time Manchester United favourite, now a property developer and business and football club owner, is a guest judge on the next series of the hit BBC show which sees entrepreneurs pitch for investment in their businesses.

Gary Neville has been filming scenes for BBC's Dragons' DenGary Neville has been filming scenes for BBC's Dragons' Den
Gary Neville has been filming scenes for BBC's Dragons' Den
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Neville is no stranger to TV through his work with Sky Sports but admits it was a different experience when he filmed with his fellow ‘Dragons’ in Manchester a few weeks ago.

Speaking in the latest edition of the North West Business Insider magazine, he said: “I was really nervous because it was a step out of my comfort zone but I loved it. The other ‘Dragons’ and the whole crew really welcomed me. I had two brilliant days. I hope people like it.”

Neville added: “I’m not allowed to talk about what happened but I had the time of my life for two days.”

When it comes to investing in a business, Neville says more than anything, he is focused on the people involved.

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He said: “First of all, are they passionate and do I like them? Are they knowledgeable about their business? Once they’ve got over that barrier with me, I’m almost in.”

Neville and fashion and retail entrepreneur Emma Grede  will sit alongside the regular panel of Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies and Steven Bartlett. The show is due to air in 2024.

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