After a little bit of a mysterious exit from Dragon’s Den, Brett Wilson’s return to TV was announced this morning with a completely new series on Slice.

The show is called Risky Business and will feature Wilson as he guides Canadians who are risking their life savings to make their investment dreams come true!  Yikes!  Sound scary. Unless you’re like me and your life savings total a solid three month bus pass, then you don’t really have much to lose.

The series is currently casting for novice investors, ranging from friends and family duos to married and unmarried couples, who are interested in making big money in new ways. It is also casting for entrepreneurs offering unique high-risk, high-reward investment opportunities.

Risky Business actually doesn’t stray that far from Dragon’s Den.  Brett will give the daring couple a chance to risk big and win big. As host, he will guide the investors as they choose between pitches made by two different entrepreneurs, each looking for capital and offering a big return. The options will be unusual – such as investing in undervalued vintage wine labels or betting it all on a high stakes one-night-only event. The duo will stake their life savings on one investment, and Brett will invest in the other.  It isn’t until the end of the episode that it is revealed how each investment performed.

If I had known that Canada’s most succesful reality shows were going to be about investing, I would have paid in attention in math classes.  I knew taking “Marrying a Reality Star” was a bad idea.

If you’re interested in casting, here are the details.


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Mike Morrison

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