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.
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.
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.