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Monday, 1 January 2007

Do you have what it takes to be a Tycoon?

My new TV series for ITV1 is going into production - and if you're a budding entrepreneur, you can get involved!

Peter JonesTycoon is a new series for ITV1 which will involve me conducting a nationwide search for a person who has the potential to become extraordinarily successful in business.

If you think you have what it takes to be the UK's next "Tycoon", then click here to register.

Applications will close on 3 March 2007.

If you want to know more about the show, here's the latest press release which ITV and I have released to journalists:

Tycoons battle it out on ITV

Budding entrepreneurs will be put to the test this summer in a new reality programme backed by business guru Peter Jones.

Tycoon will see the multimillionaire invest his money in businesses which he believes could offer the best return.

He said: "I believe Britain is an innovative and entrepreneurial nation at heart but we don't do enough in this country to nurture talented people and help them turn their business dreams into reality.

"Tycoon is about finding Britain's next big business success story.

"I will be putting my own money and reputation squarely on the line and I don't care whether you are 17 or 70, so long as you can prove you have the passion to work with me to take your idea from zero to something special as quickly as possible.

"This is for anyone that has dreamt of running their own business. We've heard of the American Dream - this is the British Dream."

Jones, 40, has built a £200 million business empire featuring companies in telecoms, leisure, property, publishing and media.

Layla Smith, ITV's Controller of Alternative Programming, said: "Tycoon is an incredibly exciting project for ITV and we're delighted to be working with Peter Jones.

"It will be as much of a challenge for him as it will for the people taking part, so I for one can't wait to see what happens. One thing for sure is that with Peter's drive, experience and financial backing this show will change the lives of those involved forever."

Tycoon Website

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