Tom Pellereau 'most unlikely Apprentice winner'

Tom Pellereau

Tom Pellereau

Tom Pellereau thinks he is the ''most unlikely'' 'Apprentice' winner ever after losing eight out of the 11 tasks set by multi-millionaire technology mogul Lord Alan Sugar.

Tom Pellereau thinks he is the "most unlikely" 'Apprentice' winner ever.

The 32-year-old inventor - who beat off stiff competition from fellow finalists Helen Milligan, Jim Eastwood and Susan Ma to be crowned champion of the BBC One show last night - thinks being on the losing side so often throughout the series actually worked in his favour.

He said: "I am probably the most unlikely winner ever. I certainly have broken the record for the worst record - nobody has ever lost eight tasks and reached the final before. I am just elated.

"By losing I had a lot of time with Lord Sugar from very early on, which really helped. I knew he saw something he liked in me, but I knew I was the underdog."

The Hampshire-based businessman - who has been given £250,000 to launch a new company alongside multi-millionaire technology mogul Lord Alan Sugar - also admitted he was thinking of calling time on his career as an inventor and going to work in a bank when he applied for 'The Apprentice'.

Tom added to The Sun newspaper: "I heard a radio ad saying applications closed the next day and I just decided to go for it. This was during what was pretty much the worst week of my life. I had split up with my long-term girlfriend and a number of business things were turning quite nasty.

"I just thought, 'What the hell, I might as well!' At the time I was starting to question my slightly unusual career and whether I had got it right and whether I should have just gone to work for a bank like a lot of my mates. I was thinking, 'I need to jack this in and go and get a proper job'."


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