By Oliver Farrimond
FEARSOME Scots Dragon Duncan Bannatyne has been the victim of a comedy online hoax.
Users of the micro-blogging site Twitter bombarded the grumpy entrepreneur with joke business ideas – leaving the millionaire baffled.
One Tweeter – “Edza95” – suggested that everyone entering a “big company building” should get a free pie.
She said: “Dear Mr Dragon, I think people should get a free pie every time they go into one of those big-company buildings.
“And I also think that there should be a big, BIG pie for every person who comes in between 11am and 3pm – what do you think?”
The tycoon, who stars in BBC’s Dragon’s Den show, replied: “Are you serious?”
And while McCarthy was game to play along, Bannatyne so far has only responded to one of the suggestions.
The Dragon’s has almost 25,000 followers on the site, and posts regular updates.
Recent highlights include: “Isn’t TV rubbish tonight?” and “Just been for my daily run and about to get in the shower now.”