Over the 13 years that Dragons’ Den has been on our television screen, we have had an impressive roster of dragons.
We’ve had a total of 17 different business gurus take up a seat in the den – take that, Avengers. Dragons’ Den: Infinity War, anyone?
Although the line up of dragons has changed over the years, there has been one permanent fixture: the presenter of the BBC show, Evan Davis.
With that in mind, here is everything you need to know about the gatekeeper of the den.
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How Old is Evan Davis?
Evan looks pretty good for his age – the presenter is 56 years old.
He’s been the Dragons’ Den presenter since its very first episode, way back in 2005.
What Was Evan’s Job Before Dragons’ Den?
Mr Davis was a very respectable journalist in the years prior to Dragons’ Den. He was the Editor of the Oxford University student newspaper, Cherwell, and secured jobs at the BBC and the London Business School as an economics journalist.
He’s written several credible papers and has had three books published, too.
We’d give them a read, but we’re not sure Made in Britain: How the Nation Earns Its Living is our cup of tea…
How Much Does Evan Davis Get Paid?
The earnings of BBC presenters has been a bit of a hot topic in recent years – particularly when it comes to the gender pay gap.
Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker reportedly earns about £1.75 million a year, while the average wage for a presenter is around the £100,000-£150,000 mark.
While Evan doesn’t sit on the high rollers table, he is just outside the top 10 earners and is rumoured to be earning somewhere between £250,000 and £299,999.
We’re waiting for the day he snatches a deal from under the nose of the dragons…
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Is Evan Davis Married?
Here’s one we genuinely didn’t know: Evan Davis is gay.
The presenter isn’t married, but he has been with his partner, Guillaume Baltz, for several years now.
Guillaume is a French landscape artist, and while the two are not wed yet, Davis has gone on record saying the day may come.
What Else Does Evan Do?
He does quite a lot, to be fair. His third book was published just last year, and he replaced none other than Jeremy Paxman as a host on Newsnight in 2014.
He also presents The Bottom Line on BBC Radio 4, a business conversation show.
Not the most thrilling sounding of radio shows, right?
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