Peter Jones from Dragons' Den to buy Blacks?

6 January 2012

peter jonesWith his inhuman gleaming Hollywood teeth, Dragons' Den star Peter Jones has joined the rabble bidding for beleaguered outdoor-retailer, Blacks Leisure.

It's at this point, we are legally required to make a "I'm in" joke.

Jones will be going up against sportschains JD Sports and Sports Direct. All of these wealthy ghouls are interested in Blacks' because they have 300 shops with 3,500+ staff as it undergoes a "pre-pack" administration. This process will see the company being put into formal insolvency before emerging brand new with new owners following a pre-arranged sale.

Alas, shares in Blacks are now absolutely worthless and were suspended on Friday morning. That said, the shops will continue to trade as normal while the sale goes through.

The company said it expects "to be in a position to announce a sale of substantially all of the trade, assets and brands of the group within the next few days".

Now we've got all that out of the way, let us admire how incredibly uncomfortable Peter Jones looks in the photo above.

TOPICS:   High Street News

10 comments

  • Ross
    Hi just said on Twitter: "To quell all rumours I'm not buying Blacks Leisure"
  • Stu_
    He looks like "Tim Nice But Dim" in that photo
  • MrRobin
    This will be our winter of discount tents
  • Spacebeers
    Racist.
  • Dragons D.
    Peter Jones has announced he's not interested in Blacks https://twitter.com/#!/dragonjones/status/155314532485570560
  • Nick T.
    He really is an unbearable self-satisfied dick, isn't he?
  • Dick
    foot - floor arse - chair
  • Jeebus
    Surely a headline like that is risking an 8 match ban and a media backlash!
  • lewis
    Can't believe mr robins comment hasn't had the appreciation it deserves! Its the single greatest comment I have ever seen on the web. Lovely stuff.
  • Marky M.
    @ lewis It's because Mr Robin copied it from a twitter comment when the story was first reported.

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