The Apprentice star Elle Stevenson admits: "Lord Sugar is terrifying!"

Published Monday, Nov 16 2015, 17:01 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
The Apprentice star Elle Stevenson has said she found Lord Alan Sugar "absolutely terrifying" while filming for the show.

The businessman is famous for his no nonsense attitude and finger pointing when it comes to the boardroom, but Elle claims sitting in front of Lord Sugar is way more scary than watching him back on TV. So much so, that the 21-year-old admits she "wet herself a little bit" when she and Lord Sugar came face-to-face...

Can you imagine what she was like when she actually got fired?

The Apprentice 2015
Elle Stevenson

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Sadly Elle's time has come to an end on the BBC show, after she found herself one of three candidates to be fired during last week's episode of The Apprentice.

The candidates had been asked to set up their own handyman business and after working in the construction industry, Elle nominated herself to be project manager. But after being slated by Karen Brady for having no organisation, strategy or plans for her team and her sub-team, Sugar fired her there and then on the spot.

Opening up to The Daily Star, Elle admitted she found the whole process of The Apprentice to be "horrific".

"Lord Sugar is absolutely terrifying," she insisted. "I think I wet myself a little bit when I first walked in there because he was so scary. I couldn't stop shaking."

"It looks bad on TV," she added. "But it is much more intense and stressful in real life. It's horrific."


Lord Sugar, The Apprentice
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Elle Stevenson is fired from The Apprentice, BBC
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Elle's comments come after she hit the headlines recently for her relationship with her co-star Mergim Butaja. She and Mergim reportedly had "major chemistry" while filming the show and later slept together when filming had wrapped up.

A source had said at the time: "Two of the candidates had massive chemistry right from the start.

"They got together in the house and had sex, but it wasn't a one off - they really liked each other and have got together since filming too."

However, both Elle and Mergim have revealed they are both "single".

While Elle insisted she and Mergim are now "good friends", he joked he was "hard to resist".

Mergim revealed he is single too, before adding he has had plenty of offers from girl since The Apprentice's latest series has aired. Speaking about his fling with Elle, he added: "I'm a good-looking chap with an amazing personality and charm. I'm hard to resist.

"What woman could refuse me? Elle is an attractive girl."

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