Peter Jones, a British businessman who appeared on reality TV programme Dragons' Den, has bid for retailer Blacks Leisure , sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Blacks Leisure declined to comment, while Jones' spokesman declined to return calls on the matter.

A JD Sports spokesman also declined to comment on media reports that JD Sports had bid for Blacks Leisure as well.

Blacks Leisure put itself up for sale last month.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; editing by Carol Bishopric)