BBC TV show reject bags million pound Potter board game deal

October 28th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 28 (ANI): Brit resident Rachel Lowe has given credit to her BBC TV show Dragons Dens failure for her success in winning a lucrative deal for the Harry Potter version of her board game Destination.

The game Destination Hogwarts, which could make the 31-year-old a millionaire, will be supplied to Hamleys and Debenhams, and it is said to be a massive hit as a Christmas gift.

When Lowe was on the BBC2 television show in 2005, she was reduced to tears in front of millions of TV viewers when the Dragons Den tycoons rejected her idea.

Lowe did not give up and persuaded Hamleys to back her and the game, which was inspired by her life as a cabbie, and it ended being the stores top-selling product.

This is my big break. When they laughed at me and made me cry on Dragons Den it was the best thing that could have happened it made me more determined, the Sun quoted her as saying.

The dragons must be kicking themselves now. It feels good to show them they got it wrong, she added.

The mum of two, who is from Portsmouth, Hants, now has annual turnover of more than 1million pounds, making 21 versions of the game. (ANI)

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