Alan Sugar fires first teen Apprentice
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 May 2010
Lord Alan Sugar fired his first 'Junior Apprentice' hopeful last night (12.05.10) after Irish hopeful Jordan De Courcy led the boys' team to lose during week one's cheese-selling task
Lord Alan Sugar fired his first 'Junior Apprentice' hopeful last night (12.05.10).
Jordan De Courcy - who became Managing Director of his own business aged 12 - was given the boot from 'The Apprentice' spin-off show after leading the boys' team into defeat against the girls during week one's cheese-selling task.
However, the 16-year-old business hopeful has pledged to continue working hard and vows to be a bigger success than the multi-millionaire mentor.
He said: "There are people left in that I know I'm better than. Give me five years and I can be more successful than Lord Sugar.
"I found it increasingly difficult to manage people who were just there to show off their talents."
Despite eliminating Jordan from the show, Lord Sugar was adamant he should be pleased with making it into the final 10.
He said: "When you get back to school and everyone asks you about this, let me tell you this, when they were scoffing their crisps and drinking their cola, you were here. Don't ever forget that."
Since he left the competition, which was filmed earlier this year, the Irish teen has opened a new juice bar in Dublin.
The remaining contestants vying for the prize fund of £25,000 include Adam Eliaz, Arjun Rajyagor, Emma Walker, Hannah Cherry, Hibah Ansary, Kirsty Cleaver, Rhys Rosser, Tim Ankers and Zoe Plummer.
'The Junior Apprentice' continues next Wednesday (19.05.10) at 9pm.