Having run my own business for twenty years, ( I’ll get round to it in time in Past Imperfect) I find ‘The Apprentice ‘ riveting television and can always rely on Sir Alan Sugar to give me a least one belly laugh per programme. Last night’s programme whittled the contestants down to two finalists.
Recently there was a programme profiling some of them and three made a big impression on me; Tre for his lion heart at coping with the crippling injuries he received in a car crash, Kristina for defying the mores of her strict Irish upbringing and insisting on keeping her child when she became pregnant at eighteen and Katie for her unblinking ruthlessness and total belief in her devastating charm
To my great disappointment Sir Alan said Katie would be one of the finalists but with his peerless acuity - and this was worth every penny of the TV licence - managed to get her to own up that perhaps she wasn’t the right person and as the others were so desperate she would cede.
She then went on to face a grilling by Adrian Charles and a panel with an audience and an interview on breakfast TV, with highly critical emails. And my question is: - how do you develop a hide like Katie’s?