18/07/2014 09:06 BST | Updated 18/07/2014 09:59 BST

Michelle Mone Slams ‘Dragons' Den' Bosses: ‘They Won't Ask Me On The Show Because I'm A Woman'

Michelle Mone has hit out at the bosses of ‘Dragons’ Den’, claiming they won’t invite her on the show because they already have two women on the panel.

The Ultimo boss has been offered a place on the show before, however, she thinks bosses won’t invite her on again.

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Michelle Mone

Despite the fact the BBC have often insisted that they are keen to see more women on television, Michelle thinks she won’t be hearing from the ‘Dragons’ Den’ bosses any time soon.

“I don’t think they’d ever have three women on the panel,” she tells The Telegraph. “I can’t see them doing that on the show, ever.”

“I’ve said no in the past as I didn’t have the time,” she explains. “It is such a big commitment as you need to be able to dedicate time to the contestants outside of filming and I didn’t feel able to do that.

“Now I do have time, but I haven’t been asked, and I don’t think they will while they have two women already, maybe they will [wait] for another year.”

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Duncan, left, has now quit the panel

There is currently a space on the ‘Dragons’ Den’ panel following Duncan Bannatyne’s exit.

Deborah Meaden, Kelly Hoppen, Peter Jones and Piers Linney currently appear on the show.

Michelle’s company Ultimo recently hit the headlines when it was revealed the company were no longer working with Abbey Clancy.

The model reportedly fell out with Michelle, who was displeased by the fact Abbey was posing in her smalls for other advertising campaigns.

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