Why Hilary Devey left Dragons Den after she died in Morocco at the age of 65.


Bolton-born Hilary Devey won the hearts of the audience instantly with her soft smile and sharp tongue.

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Hilary Devey recalls her time in ‘Dragons Den.

Hilary Devey, despite only being on Dragons Den for two seasons, became a firm fan favourite.

The open-minded Bolton-born woman of business with soft hearts won over the audience instantly on the hit BBC program.

Throughout her time during filming, she gave offers worth £412,000 to businessmen and women on the show to invest in all sorts of business ventures - from hair extensions to dipping sauces.

Fans were left devastated and wondering where she went after her sudden disappearance in series 10.

The successful businesswoman quit in that year, after Channel 4 offered her a lucrative deal to host her own 2012 show called The Intern.

Three young interns were given a week’s trial of the job they wanted in her documentary business series. The series aired six episodes. The first three were aired at 9pm on Thursdays. However, ratings dropped and the last three aired at 11pm Wednesdays.

Hilary was invited to host Running The Shop, a second show on the channel in 2015.

She made her debut in June 2015 as a Loose Women guest panellist. She continued to be a panellist for the next few months, until her departure in November 2015.

Hilary’s agent announced this afternoon that the 65 year-old businesswoman died in her home in Morocco on Saturday.

Silver Screen Beat was informed by her agent, that Hilary was a former employee of the agency. “ill for some time”.

Hilary was honored with many accolades throughout her career, including a CBE in 2013, for services to charity and transport industry.

She was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration in 2012 by the University of Bolton, for services to the business sector. In 2014, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration in 2014 from the University of Wolverhampton.