BRA queen Michelle Mone has revealed how she irons her crumpled banknotes.
The lingerie tycoon spoke of her need for wrinkle-free cash in a documentary about her life by Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones.
Michelle, 40, who is worth an estimated £45million, said she might have obsessive compulsive disorder and can’t stand tatty notes.
She said: “I hate crumpled notes and if I am in a shop I will ask for a crisper one.
“If I get a scabby fiver or tenner in change from a taxi driver, I find the nearest bank and get them to give me a new one.
“If I get a whole wad of wrinkled notes, I cannot rest until I have ironed them all flat.
“I definitely suffer from OCD.
“All my cushions have to be exactly the same size. My books are shelved in the order of size and I arrange my lingerie according to colour.”
Mum-of-three Michelle, who set up a global firm MJM International in 1996, says filming the BBC documentary was very emotional.
She said: “It took Peter months to convince me to do it. I did my last documentary 12 years ago and hated it but I’m glad I gave in.
“He made me reveal things in my past I have been blocking out for years, like my brother dying of spina bifida at nine and my dad waking up paralysed from a spinal tumour when I was just 15.
“I’m not one for wearing my heart on my sleeve but there were occasions I was close to shedding a tear.”
Peter, who also follows Innocent smoothies tycoon Richard Reed in the hour-long documentary, said: “As an entrepreneur myself, making this show was an intriguing journey, getting into the minds of two fascinating businesspeople to see what makes them tick.”
‘Peter Jones: How We Made Our Millions’ is on BBC 2 on Wednesday at 9pm.