Nick Hewer blasts Apprentice candidates

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 June 2011
The Apprentice's Jim Eastwood

The Apprentice's Jim Eastwood

'The Apprentice' assistant Nick Hewer has slammed the remaining contestants, branding Jim Eastwood ''manipulative'', Natasha Scribbins ''disconcerting'' and Helen Milligan as lacking in passion

Lord Alan Sugar's aide Nick Hewer has blasted the remaining 'Apprentice' contestants.

The former PR guru - who advises the businessman along with Karren Brady - hit out at "manipulative and spooky" Jim Eastwood, urged Zoe Beresford to stop sulking, slammed Susan Ma as a liar and described Helen Milligan as lacking in passion.

Of Jim he said: "I wish he would stop talking about his Irish charm because I'm finding it a bit spooky.

"The incident with Leon in the boardroom showed he is a pretty manipulative character. I personally find him a bit creepy."

The 67-year-old expert also urged Leon Doyle to show more of his "imagination, drive, persistence and salesmanship", and criticised recruitment manager Natasha Scribbins for tensing her thighs in the boardroom.

Nick told Radio Times magazine: "She always stands with her legs apart like she is about to pounce, which I find extremely disconcerting."

However, Nick had praise for Tom Pellereau, admitting he is relieved the other contestants have finally started listening to the inventor.

He said: "From the start he has been thoughtful and made good decisions, but because he's not a scrapper he's been ignored.

"They are starting to listen to him now though as he has, on the whole, been proved right and earned their respect."

Nick is also a fan of Melody Hussainy - though admits not many others share his view.

He said: "If you consider her youth, she is a remarkable product - very articulate, extremely confident and has no self doubt that I have been able to ascertain.

"The others find her hugely irritating though - which I admit is easy, though I can't say I do myself - and if she is vulnerable it could be because of her popularity or lack of it, in the house."

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