Stuart, Joanna and Jamie fired from The Apprentice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 December 2010
Jamie Lester

Jamie Lester

Stuart 'The Brand' Baggs, Joanna Riley and Jamie Lester were fired from 'The Apprentice' last night (15.12.10) as Lord Sugar took Stella English and Chris Bates through to Sunday's final

Joanna Riley, Jamie Lester and Stuart Baggs were fired from 'The Apprentice' last night (15.12.10).

The trio were given the boot by Lord Alan Sugar after failing to impress in the interview stage of the BBC One show, which saw Stella English and Chris Bates put through to Sunday's (19.12.10) final.

However, self-titled Stuart 'The Brand' Baggs' dismissal was one of the most dramatic the series has seen, with the multi-millionaire entrepreneur immediately dismissing him after finding out he had lied on his CV.

Meanwhile, overseas property developer Jamie Lester was reprimanded by Lord Sugar's former aide Margaret Mountford - who returned to the show to conduct the interviews - for joking he had a "third nipple.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "They're there to find the smallest hole in your CV and when they do they will exploit it and give you just enough rope to hang yourself.

"It was something so silly and I only said it to get onto the show. It was totally in jest. I thought at the time it was really funny. I never expected to be interviewed by Margaret Mountford when I wrote it."

Despite admitting his blunder, the 28-year-old businessman thinks Lord Sugar made a "huge mistake" putting "cocky and rude" Stuart through to the final five in the first place.

He added: "He was far too cocky and was so rude to people all the time. I told him to calm down but he hasn't got any people skills. Lord Sugar made a mistake taking Stuart through to the final five."

Meanwhile, cleaning company owner Joanna admitted - who was criticised at the start of the competition for being "mouthy" and aggressive" - she was thrilled to make it to the semi-final, as the 25-year-old businesswoman thought she was "a gonner" in the second week.

She explained: "I'm glad I made it so far but those interviews really were like 10 rounds with Mike Tyson. I was just so pleased Lord Sugar gave me another opportunity because let's face it, I thought I was a gonner in the second week."

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