Conor Gilsenan gets fired from The Apprentice

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    Irish rugby union player
Conor Gilsenan has been fired from The Apprentice credit:Bang Showbiz
Conor Gilsenan has been fired from The Apprentice credit:Bang Showbiz

Conor Gilsenan has become the second contestant to be fired on 'The Apprentice'.

The 28-year-old former rugby player suffered an early exit from the BBC show after the boys team failed to impress Lord Sugar.

During the episode, the candidates were tasked with creating a brand-new electric toothbrush aimed at children, as well as an accompanying app that encourages them to brush their teeth. But Conor's efforts failed to impress in the boardroom and he's become the second contestant to leave the series.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz after his exit was announced, Conor said: "I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself, but I will live to fight another day."

Conor also suggested that he was harshly treated by Lord Sugar.

He explained: "I reckon I would have a pretty strong case for unfair dismissal against Lord Sugar if I took him to the court room."

Connor was forced to retire from rugby due to injury, and he's now focused on his business ambitions.

Connor actually feels that his sporting background has prepared him for the business world, suggesting the "transition" wasn't too difficult.

He shared: "I was forced to retire on medical grounds so it ended more abruptly than I would have liked for sure.

"I was always very proactive whilst I was playing so I was well prepared for the transition."

Conor hasn't been discouraged by his performance on 'The Apprentice', and he's already helped two of his close friends to create their own businesses.

The former sportsman - who now runs a mobile drinks business called The 301 Bar - explained: "I studied, I got a degree, I was involved in helping two friends set up small businesses - one in events and one in technology. So I felt pretty well equipped for the real world once my time came."

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