Katie Wright: I was an easy target on The Apprentice
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 April 2012
Katie Wright thinks she was an "easy target" on 'The Apprentice' and believes Lord Alan Sugar was "sick and tired" of seeing her face in the boardroom on the BBC One show
Katie Wright thinks she was an "easy target" on 'The Apprentice'.
The editorial and research director - who was fired from the BBC One show last night (25.04.12) - thinks Lord Alan Sugar was "sick and tired" of seeing her face in the boardroom for a third time, and the blonde candidate believes she "didn't play the game" as well as some of the other contestants.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I don't think I was right to be fired on this occasion, I think looking at the whole process I can see that Lord Sugar was just sick and tired of seeing my face in the boardroom.
"I think it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Once you're in the boardroom in the first week you become an easy target.
"Also, I didn't play the game very well, I was quite bad at going back to the house and saying, 'Guys, don't worry, if you need to bring me back into the boardroom then go ahead.' I think people took me up on it.
"Once you've been in there a few times it's just very easy for people to bring you back.
"Some people play the game all day and all night and I was never really geared up to do that."
Katie was given the boot from the show after Team Phoenix's meatballs made £22 less profit than Team Sterling's Scottish casserole when they had to go head-to-head selling gourmet street food in Edinburgh.
But Katie believes her project manager Adam Corbally should have been fired by Lord Sugar because she thought their product was "crap" and he "didn't have any grasp of the task".
She added: "I think we lost the task because we had a crap product. I naively thought we were going to sell all our meatballs within a few hours and going shopping around Edinburgh.
"Adam should've most definitely been fired. He didn't have any grasp of the task and what it was about and he let Stephen dictate all of his decisions."