Alan Sugar appeals for female Apprentice contestants

Lord Alan Sugar wants more women to apply for 'The Apprentice', after he has received a huge number of applications from men

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Lord Alan Sugar

Lord Alan Sugar

Lord Alan Sugar wants more women to apply for 'The Apprentice'.

The business mogul has received a glut of male applicants for his next series, but not enough from women, leaving him and his team worrying that the fairer sex may not be fairly represented.

He tweeted: "Application still open for 'The Apprentice'. Come on, ladies, show me what you can do, not just the blokes."

However, applicants will have to hurry as the deadline for the ninth series of the show is Sunday (29.07.12).

Interview rounds will then be held in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Male candidates have dominated the past two series of the BBC1 show, with only one girl, Jade Nash, making this year's four person final. She was then first of the four to be fired from the show.

Stella English was the BBC programme's last female winner, in 2010, winning a job in Lord Sugar's organisation. However, she has since quit and is now suing for constructive dismissal.

Lord Sugar has also recently confirmed there will be two more series of 'The Apprentice', but thinks the 10th is likely to be its last when it airs in 2014.

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