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Apprentice Bilyana: 'I think I fired myself!'

Apprentice Bilyana: 'I think I fired myself!'
Apprentice Bilyana: 'I think I fired myself!' (Image credit: PA)

The Apprentice candidate Bilyana Apostolova has insisted she's 'not embarrassed' after becoming the first person in the new series to get fired by Lord Sugar. The 25-year-old, originally from Bulgaria, was hauled into the boardroom with Katie Wright by team leader Gabrielle Omar, after the women took a profit of only £214.80 in the print business task. Bilyana, who says she got herself 'from a Communist block of flats in Bulgaria to the top of a skyscraper in the heart of the City of London', was fired after she repeatedly interrupted Lord Sugar to defend herself in the boardroom. She said afterwards: "Having seen the episode I don't feel embarrassed. I didn't make a major mistake. I left there while holding my head up high ... it's arguable whether it was a very fair firing... "I am disappointed that I left so early on, but I'm not embarrassed." Bilyana, a former head girl who is training to be a wealth manager for British entrepreneurs, said she effectively ended up firing herself. "Bringing attention to myself right at the end is something that I think pushed him (Lord Sugar) overboard. "In effect I think I fired myself. He was just about to fire Katie when I brought the attention to me." Bilyana added: "I've watched previous episodes and I've seen Lord Sugar save people who speak up for themselves so I wanted to do that." But she added: "I made it quite easy for him to fire me."