Tom Pellereau to land own TV show?

Tom Pellereau is set to land his own science and technology show after impressing BBC bosses with his ''personable'' nature on 'The Apprentice'

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Tom Pellereau

Tom Pellereau

Tom Pellereau is set to land his own science and technology show.

The 31-year-old inventor - who was crowned champion of 'The Apprentice' on Sunday (17.07.11) - has impressed BBC chiefs with his "personable" nature, and it is thought the bespectacled businessman could now help to inspire a whole new generation of young inventors.

An insider explained: "Executives have been really impressed with the way he came over on TV. He is probably one of the most personable 'Apprentice' winners and something of an underdog, which always goes down well with the British public.

"The BBC would love to do more with him. There is definitely a gap in the market."

Tom - who won a £250,000 business partnership with multi-millionaire technology mogul Lord Alan Sugar - is keen to encourage children to succeed in science and maths.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "A lot of people have stopped me in the streets wanting me to help them with their inventions. This country is amazing at creating new things.

"We have been behind so many of the best inventions and technologies. Hopefully I will inspire others, particularly children."

Meanwhile, 'The Apprentice' runner-up Helen Milligan - who had the best track record on the BBC One show out of any of the seven series - has been given a promotion by her employers and will now be head of retail in the South East for nationwide bakery chain Greggs.

She said: "I am more suited to being an employee in the corporate world than an entrepreneur. I was very lucky that Greggs gave me time off to do 'The Apprentice'.

"They are a really good company to work for."

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