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.