Kevin O’Leary, Bruce Croxon leaving CBC’s Dragons’ Den


Kevin O’Leary and Bruce Croxon are leaving Dragons’ Den.

The CBC is adding as replacements Michael Wekerle and Vikram Vij to the lineup of tight-fisted investors for the popular reality series.

Wekerle is CEO of the merchant banking firm Difference Capital, while Vij is a restaurant owner, and has appeared as a judge on Food Network’s Top Chef Canada and Chopped Canada, and on CBC’s Recipe to Riches.

The latest Dragon additions come as the CBC gets set to shoot the ninth season of the reality series in Toronto from March 24.

Dragons’ Den, based on the international reality TV franchise, sees the Dragons front cash for entrepreneurs who come through the Den.