An inventor who was humiliated on the BBC show Dragons’ Den has proved his critics wrong by turning his gadget into a massive money-spinner. Andrew Gordon, 31, was branded “ridiculous” when he appeared on the programme with the STABLEtable, a £1 device that wedges under table legs to keep them steady. The Dragons’ Den businessmen called it “stupid” and “really, really bad”, while businesswoman Rachel Elnaugh said it was the most ridiculous idea she had ever seen. But Andrew has had the last laugh after revealing that he has taken more than £500,000 of orders for his gadget. He sold 200,000 to the Exam Officers’ Association alone. Kensington Palace has also placed an order. “They absolutely ripped me to shreds,” Andrew said of his Dragons’ Den experience. “So I’m pleased I have proved the Dragons wrong.”
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