The Apprentice has been one of my go-to favourite television shows for quite some time now, and as ashamed as I am to admit it when I can’t get my (Alan) Sugar-fix I have been known to dabble with the American Apprentice. Suffice to say I’ve seen a whole bunch of hopefuls trying to prove they’ve got business acumen and what it takes to be … The next apprentice. However one thing is undoubtedly true, just as the X-Factor has become less about people who can actually sing over the years (Honey G… Really?) The Apprentice has become less and less about proving you’re sensible enough to run a business and more about throwing a bunch of idiots into a high-pressure situation and watching them capitulate as they make more and more of a fool of themselves.
Lord Sugar’s sharp-tongued Apprentice co-star Claude Littner has revealed that the Amstrad mogul once saved his life – by having a blazing row with him. In 1997, 67-year-old Claude was chief executive at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club – then owned by Lord Sugar. After an almighty barney with his boss one day, Claude left off work early in a huff – and decided to use the free time to make a long overdue visit to the doctor.
Over the weekend it was reported that The Apprentice hottie, Scott Saunders, had dramatically had enough of Lord Alan Sugar’s ‘personal attacks’ in the boardroom and sensationally walked out of the show. The Sun claimed that Scott was left feeling ‘disrespected’ as the straight-talking businessman laid into him following the failure of the task, telling the tycoon that he quit before walking out of the competition. Whilst Scott has remained incredibly quiet over on his own Twitter page, Lord Alan Sugar has rubbished the speculation over on his.