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Wymondham’s Ross Mendham relives his time in Dragon’s Den for one-off special

12:15 19 February 2016

Ross Mendham of Bare Naked Foods with Dragon

Ross Mendham of Bare Naked Foods with Dragon's Den star Peter Jones

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One of Dragons’ Den’s most successful entrepreneurs is returning to the small screen to tell his tale of “pitches to riches”.

Ross Mendham, from Wymondham, will star in a special episode of the BBC programme recapping some of the most memorable moments of its 13 series.

His pitch for a healthy alternative to pasta and rice based on a Japanese plant root became one of the show’s most notorious, after he walked off set when it went badly wrong, before returning to secure a £60,000 investment from Peter Jones.

The 32-year-old’s company, Bare Naked Foods, is now set to turn over £1m in 2016, with listings in the likes of Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Morrison, and Holland & Barrett. Mr Mendham said he hoped to expand into South Africa, New Zealand and Canada, adding: “It’s nice to see all the hard work, blood, sweat and tears pay off.”

Dragons’ Den: From Pitches to Riches is on BBC2 at 8pm on Sunday, February 28.

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