Margaret Mountford (opens in new tab) has said she thinks she may have been fired from The Apprentice as she wasn’t asked back for the interview round this year.
As a former aide to Alan Sugar (opens in new tab) on the BBC show, Margaret usually makes a guest appearance towards the end of each series, when candidates are grilled in a series of interviews by some of Lord Sugar’s toughest business friends.
But Margaret says: “They didn't ask me back. I suppose I was fired! No, obviously they weren’t going to want me to carry on doing interviews forever, and nor did I want to do them forever.”
Asked whether she missed being on The Apprentice, Margaret replied: “I’m pleased I did it. I went through a while of thinking that I wasn’t happy, but now I am and it’s opened doors for me.”
Margaret also revealed she would be working with former Apprentice co-star, Nick Hewer (opens in new tab), again: “We’re hopefully doing something [for TV] about railways. Nick and I do get on very well - we can be grumpy old people together.”
The Apprentice (opens in new tab) continues on BBC1, Wednesday, November 26, 9.00pm.
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