Nick Hewer's Lord Sugar beatings

Lord Alan Sugar ''beats up'' 'Apprentice' advisor Nick Hewer on a regular basis

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Nick Hewer

Nick Hewer

Lord Alan Sugar "beats up" Nick Hewer on a regular basis.

The multi-millionaire technology mogul - who is assisted by Nick and Karren Brady on the BBC One business competition - takes "absolutely no notice" of what his advisors tell him about the contestants hoping to bag a job within his empire.

Nick explained: "He wants to know every single b****y thing. When we brief him, he won't have seen anything and we'll have to know all the answers otherwise he gets out his rolled up newspaper and beats us up. And then he takes absolutely no notice anyway.

"I might say, 'The blonde chap is a complete space cadet and must be ejected at your soonest convenience' and he'll just grunt."

However, the boardroom is not the only place Nick has almost got involved in a fight, as former co-advisor Margaret Mountford once confronted some 'Apprentice' fans who tried to take a photograph of her.

Nick added to heat magazine: "We were in Canary Wharf in London after a long day and two guys, who were obviously p****d, were trying to take our photograph.

"She lunged at them and shouted, 'Give me your camera'. I said, 'Let them take your picture otherwise it'll turn into a brawl' and she said, 'You'll protect me won't you?' I said, 'No Margaret, 'I shall jump into your rather large handbag and hide'."

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