Karren Brady: Young Apprentice cast are very blunt

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 November 2012
The Young Apprentice cast

The 'Young Apprentice' cast

Karren Brady thinks the teenage business hopefuls on the 'Young Apprentice' are refreshingly honest compared to the BBC One show's usual contestants

Karren Brady admires the 'Young Apprentice' cast's honesty.

The business mogul thinks this year's crop of young hopefuls looking to be mentored by Lord Alan Sugar are a delight to work with because they are brutally honest and haven't yet learnt how to lie.

Speaking at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards with VO5, Karren exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "They're all ambitious people at the end of the day, they're just a bit younger than the main series.

"And they're a bit more direct and I think a bit more honest because they haven't learnt the way to politically maneuver situations. I really enjoyed it!"

The young contestants are not quite as straight-talking as Lord Sugar himself, however, and his right-hand-woman revealed he is just as terrifying in person as he comes across on television.

Karren said: "He's just as blunt in real life as he seems on TV. He's what you see if what you get. I can definitely vouch for that."

Lord Sugar will be taking it easy on his young contestants in the boardroom while they perform a series of cut-throat tasks because he is still mindful they are only 16 and 17 and he doesn't want to upset them.

She insisted: "He's 100 percent softer. He did the show because he wants to teach young people things and he wants them to learn and take things from the experience, even if they don't win.

"So he's always got a mind on making sure that they're learning and they're interested and they're happy and they're engaging, he's definitely much softer on them."

The third series of 'Young Apprentice' returned to BBC One last week (01.10.12).

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