Romesh Ranganathan: Claude Littner is a 'nice guy'
Romesh Ranganathan insists 'The Apprentice's Claude Littner is "a nice guy" despite being known for his frank comments to hopefuls on the BBC One show
Romesh Ranganathan says 'The Apprentice's Claude Littner is "a nice guy".
The 37-year-old comedian is a regular panellist on the BBC One programme's spin-off show 'The Apprentice: You're Fired' and whilst he admits Lord Alan Sugar's aide can be "intimidating", he praised the business executive's personality.
Speaking about Claude, he said: "I did one of the 'You're Fired' shows with him, and he was one of the panel and it was frightening being next to him, worrying that he is going to turn and analyse what you are wearing and what you are doing on the show.
"He is intimidating but actually he is a really nice guy. Just in that context, he makes you s**t yourself. You can't do anything about that."
And Romesh thinks this year's contestants have the "determination [and] passion" to fight to become the 68-year-old entrepreneur's business partner but isn't sure if they could be dubbed "Britain's finest minds".
Speaking on tonight's (23.10.15) episode of Alan Carr Chatty Man, he said: "I don't know if they are Britain's finest minds but they are all determined and they have all got a business plan that they are really passionate about.
"They all believe that they are going to win the process and so from that self-belief and determination you get this situation where you have all these big egos sort of vying to rise to the top."