The Apprentice's Bianca Miller accused of stealing business idea
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 December 2014
'The Apprentice' has become embroiled in controversy once again as a 37-year-old woman claims finalist Bianca Miller stole her business idea for skin-tone tights
'The Apprentice' candidate Bianca Miller has been accused of stealing her idea for skin-tone tights.
The hopeful will be seen vying for a £250,000 investment from Lord Alan Sugar in the final of the business reality show this evening (21.12.14), despite another woman, 37-year-old Ella Bennett, claiming it is her idea which she told the entrepreneur about over two years ago.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "No way should Lord Sugar hire Bianca. He should fire her - 100%."
The disabled law graduate explained she has been working on the hosiery range for the past four years so was shocked when she found out about the business proposition which the 25-year-old finalist presented to the Amstrad founder.
She continued: "I am devastated. I feel cheated out of my dreams. After putting in so much hard work and effort it feels like I've basically been mugged."
However, Bianca has hit back at the accusations by acknowledging she is not the only person to have come up with the idea.
A spokesperson for the hopeful said: Her spokesperson said: "Bianca came up with the idea in 2010 and has been developing it since then.
"She knows she is not the first, and nor will she be the last to come up with this idea - but she views any other brands providing a similar product as healthy competition."