Jaz Ampaw-Farr fired from The Apprentice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 May 2013
Jaz Ampaw-Farr [right]

Jaz Ampaw-Farr [right]

Despite being fired from 'The Apprentice' last night (07.05.13), Jaz Ampaw-Farr insists she was "so excited" when Lord Alan Sugar gave her the bad news because she was just happy to be in the boardroom

Jaz Ampaw-Farr was "so excited" when Lord Alan Sugar told her she was "fired" on last night's (07.05.13) 'Apprentice'.

The Literacy and Education Company Director became the first candidate axed from the BBC One show on the first episode of the ninth series, but the mother-of-three found it really hard not to smile when Lord Sugar gave her the bad news because she loved seeing the entrepreneur saying his catchphrase.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "You can see on my face - I'm so excited! I was like, 'Oh my God, I get to see You're Fired'. It was just so exciting and it was in the actual board room, how cool is that?

"But the board room is awful - it's genuinely terrifying! You know how all the candidates always say, 'Thank you, Lord Sugar'? I always thought was rehearsed but I tell you, you walk in there and the fear grips you."

Jaz came unstuck during the task after volunteering to be Project Manager for the girls' team and failing to guide them to victory against the men, and she regrets being so keen to put herself forward for the role.

She added: "Well obviously I did make a mistake. But do you know ... regret is funny because I really want to be able to say, 'Yes, I do regret it,' but I know myself and I know in that situation again I would do exactly the same!

"I think you put yourself forward and go for it, take a chance. In the rest of my life that's worked out really well for me. On that one time that everyone was watching, it didn't.

"People kept asking me, 'What's your strategy, what's your plan?' I genuinely didn't have one apart from to be myself. We got in there, my hand was up before I even knew. My arm just moved. I said, 'I'll do it,' and watching it back it just makes me laugh because I just thought, 'Yeah, let's do it! let's go!' I got carried away. But no I didn't have a plan. I just thought let's do the best we can really."

'The Apprentice' returns for its second episode tonight (08.05.13) on BBC One at 9pm.

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