Mark Wright 'shaken' by Bianca Miller's confidence

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 December 2014
Mark Wright

Mark Wright

Mark Wright has confessed to being "shaken" by fellow 'The Apprentice' finalist Bianca Miller's confidence in the final of the show

Mark Wright was "shaken" by Bianca Miller's confidence on 'The Apprentice'.

The 25-year-old sales manager was crowned winner of the BBC One entrepreneurial show last night (21.12.14) and will now receive a £250,000 investment from Lord Alan Sugar but he's confessed he became less confident towards the end of the process.

Quizzed on whether he ever doubted he was going to win, he exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Yeah I think actually as we got closer there were probably two times I doubted it. After the Tesco incident where I had the coughing fit I thought I wasn't going to win.

"And I think as we went through the final I saw how confident Bianca was pitching her leggings and her knowledge and passion for the industry actually started to shake me a little bit because she was so confident in moving forward and I thought, 'She might get it over me here'."

Mark also admitted he was wary of choosing certain former candidates for his team in the final over fears they could sabotage his chances of winning.

He explained: "To keep Daniel [Lassman] off my team and Lauren [Riley] off my team I knew that everyone would want to work for me ... I really wanted to work with Lauren and I think she's a very smart young lady but I think she was still a bit bitter about the soft drink challenge.

"That I brought her into the boardroom and she got dismissed and I could see that that was lingering at the time of the selection and I thought if I have her and Daniel together on my side we'll actually implode internally!"

The Australian digital marketing expert also insisted he'd be more than happy to take over from Lord Sugar's right-hand-man Nick Hewer, who revealed he'd quit the show last week.

Mark added: "Absolutely, I'd do it tomorrow."

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