James Caan Slates Bannatyne’s Criminal Record
A new series of Dragon’ Den is always something to look forward to, but the upcoming run of shows could be even more watchable after the row between James Caan and Duncan Bannatyne escalated last night.
Bannatyne sparked the row by railing against Caan’s non-dom status, saying he could no longer work with a Dragon who used off-shore firms. He also said that Caan’s new health chain (which could encroach on Bannatyne’s gym empire) had an unfair advantage with tax.
When Pakistan-born entrepreneur complained, the fiery Scot accused him of playing the race card, but Caan also hit back today by slagging off Bannatyne for having a criminal record.
“I’ve got no beef with any Dragon so long as they have the means to invest and they don’t have a criminal record.” He said referring to his co-star’s spell in military prison for trying to throw his Navy chief off the side of an aircraft carrier.
Series 8 begins filming next week. Game on!