The Apprentice: Ruth says Karren and Claude are like lions

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 October 2015
Ruth Whiteley

Ruth Whiteley

'The Apprentice' candidate Ruth Whiteley has said being friendly with Karren Brady and Claude Littner is like walking into a lion's den

'The Apprentice's Ruth Whiteley has compared Karren Brady and Claude Littner to a pair of lions.

The 47-year-old owner of a sales training consultancy - who was sacked by Lord Alan Sugar on last night's (28.10.15) episode of the show - has confessed that while she got on well with his advisors during the tasks, she felt they turned their backs on her in the boardroom.

Asked if she was intimidated by them, Ruth exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "They're human, you know, they have a bit of lunch and you do get a bit of repartee and banter with them but equally, you can feel safe, but they are a little like a lion's den.

"You start to think, 'Oh, yeah, they're not so bad', and then blow me, they stick a paw out and you realise they've got quite big claws.

"You feel as though you get to know them a little bit on the task and then you go into the boardroom and they're saying you're a nincompoop."

However, Ruth was thrilled that Karren praised her sales skills in the first task even if she did describe them as "slightly creepy".

She added: "But I mean Karren was very complimentary to me. She said those immortal words, 'Even I've learnt a trick or two from Ruth'. Despite first saying it was creepy.

"They're fierce, they're feisty and they're friendly, so they're a real mixture Karren, Claude and Lord Sugar."

'The Apprentice' continues next Wednesday (04.11.15) at 9pm.

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