Margaret Mountford's 'Apprentice' return

Margaret Mountford

Margaret Mountford

Lord Alan Sugar's former right-hand woman Margaret Mountford is set to make a return to 'The Apprentice' to advise the entrepreneur during the final interview stage of the BBC One show.

Margaret Mountford is set to make a return to 'The Apprentice'.

The straight-faced lawyer - who was Lord Alan Sugar's right-hand woman on the BBC One show until being replaced by vice-chairman of West Ham United Karren Brady this series - has agreed to assist the millionaire entrepreneur in interviewing the final candidates during the last stages of the show.

Margaret will cast her expert eye over the remaining hopefuls and grill them over their suitability to scoop the prize of a six-figure salary as an apprentice to the British business magnate.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: "It's great to have her back and I think she has missed being on the show. It's a nice cameo for her because the interviews are a notoriously tough part of the show and she is one tough cookie. They will not be able to pull the wool over her eyes."

The 58-year-old legal expert decided to quit the reality business show last year after five years in the role of Lord Sugar's "eyes and ears" in order to focus on studying for her PhD in papyrology at University College London.


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