Workaholic regrets lost baby time

Apprentice star Karren Brady is renowned as a workaholic – but even she has branded her return to work three days after giving birth as "shameful".

The businesswoman, who rarely even finds time for a holiday, said she thought her career would be in jeopardy otherwise.

But in an interview with Hello! magazine she admits she made a mistake not to spend more time bonding with her daughter Sophia, now 14.

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Brady, 41, said: "It was a mistake and most people would look on it with shock, as they should. When you're young and in a career, you don't think it will last a lifetime.

"You think it will slip through your fingers if you take time out."

The West Ham vice-chairwoman, who recently became a member of Lord Sugar's team for BBC1 series The Apprentice, was interviewed as she enjoyed only her third holiday in 15 years.

Brady also has a son Paolo, 11, with her husband of 15 years, Burton Albion manager Paul Peschisolido.