Sanjay fired up after getting just desserts on Apprentice

THE Apprentice hopeful Sanjay Sood-Smith has left Leeds for London after being given his marching orders by Lord Sugar in last night’s episode of the hit BBC show.

Samantha Lightfoot, (Leeds Women Aids), George Psarias, (Olive Tree), John Dammone, (Salvo's), and Sanjay Sood-Smith, (Meatliquor).

The 27-year-old – who has been working as assistant manager at the city’s Meat Liquor restaurant since August – found himself back in the boardroom with Team Tenacity after losing a task to create a range of premium puddings. Project manager Katie Bulmer-Cooke was first for the chop before Lord Sugar also admitted he had “no confidence” in Sanjay’s business plan – a social media site for gym fans – and sent him packing.

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Fans of The Apprentice may have spotted Sanjay in Leeds over the past three-and-a-half months while he helped a friend set up the trendy Meat Liquor restaurant in Bank Street.

Now back in London where he plans to set up his own restaurant – bolstered by his experience in Leeds – he said: “I love Leeds, it’s a fantastic city. I did get recognised at the restaurant a few times.”

Sanjay said he had no regrets about entering the BBC show, despite having a couple of “shaky weeks”. He added that he hopes to see a Solomon and Roisin in the final.