Sacked Apprentice admits she never watched show

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Beauty salon owner Jenna Whittingham has confessed she never watched The Apprentice before appearing on the TV show.

The 25-year-old aspiring entrepreneur was fired by Lord Sugar after her team blamed losing this week’s wine promoting task on the advert she directed. The show jumping champion revealed she heard about the £250,000 investment prize on offer from the business tycoon, but had no idea what she was getting herself into when she applied for the BBC show.

Whittingham admitted: “It was a case of last year when they announced it was going to be the investment that I watched a few clips and put my application in because I genuinely wanted to get an investment.”

The Lancashire lass – who hopes to expand her chain of beauty and clothing boutiques – also admitted her northern accent may have gone against her.

She also admitted getting fired was a “massive shock” as she was convinced team-mate Stephen Brady would be the one to get the boot.