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Did Alan Sugar Just Accidentally Reveal This Year's 'Apprentice' Winner?


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Alan Sugar has accidentally revealed on Twitter the winner of this year’s ‘The Apprentice’, three weeks before the final is due to air.

The businessman traditionally follows the show’s winner on Twitter, but no other contestants.

So when looking at Alan’s following list on the social media site, some fans were shocked to see that one contestant had got a follow from Lord Sugar.

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Did Piers Morgan Just Break The Law Live On 'GMB' By Ripping Up A £5 Note?


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Piers Morgan is used to landing himself in hot water with his antics, but did he finally go a bit too far on today’s ‘Good Morning Britain’? During a segment testing the durability of the Bank of England’s new £5 notes the presenter bit into one live on air managing to tear it, in a potentially illegal act.

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Dr. Leah Totten , Sir Alan Sugar - Apprentice winner Dr Leah Totton celebrates the launch of the second Dr Leah Cosmetic Skin Clinic, in Loughton Essex with the help of Lord Alan Sugar On Friday 4th March, Dr Leah Totton launched her second cosmetic skin clinic in the heart of Essex. The expansion comes following the success of the Apprentice star's inaugural clinic in London. With cosmetic procedures increasing by 13% in 2016, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps), Dr Leah is set for a surge of patients now that her new clinic has opened. The new surgery offers a range of innovative face and body cosmetic procedures, including Botox, derma filler and the exclusive non-surgical Dr Leah Lift. The exclusive Dr Leah treatment involves a face and neck lift using three different techniques; 3D Skinmed Lift, Thread Lift and Liquid Facelift that work together to firm the skin and stimulate collagen. In addition, hair transplants will be a key offering at the clinic, which is sure to be a popular treatment for male clients. Also on offer is a world exclusive fat-busting treatment, which is exclusive to Dr Leah Clinics. 3D Bespoke uses a combination of advanced HIFU and shockwave therapy technology to combat fat and cellulite, which allows for a faster and more effective treatment. Leah won The Apprentice in July 2013, which saw Lord Sugar invest £250,000 into her business. With this investment, Leah went on to launch the successful 'Dr Leah Cosmetic Skin Clinic' in Moorgate, London, which has already more than doubled Lord Sugar's original investment. Leah is determined to build on the success of the practice by establishing her second cosmetic skin clinic, which is sure to be just as popular. Leah is renowned for her brilliant reputation within her field and her clinic promises to deliver the highest quality treatments undertaken by fully qualified and experienced team working alongside her. As part of her vision set out for the business two years ago, Leah's de - Essex, United Kingdom - Friday 4th March 2016

Dr. Leah Totten and Sir Alan Sugar
Dr. Leah Totten and Sir Alan Sugar

Leah Totton , Lord Alan Sugar - Apprentice winner Dr Leah Totton celebrates the launch of the second Dr Leah Cosmetic Skin Clinic, in Loughton Essex with the help of Lord Alan Sugar. On Friday 4th March, Dr Leah Totton will launch her second cosmetic skin clinic in the heart of Essex. The expansion comes following the success of The Apprentice star's inaugural clinic in London. With cosmetic procedures increasing by 13% in 2016, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps), Dr Leah is set for a surge of patients when her new clinic opens. The new surgery will offer a range of innovative face and body cosmetic procedures, including Botox, derma filler and the exclusive non-surgical Dr Leah Lift. The exclusive Dr Leah treatment involves a face and neck lift using three different techniques; 3D Skinmed Lift, Thread Lift and Liquid Facelift that work together to firm the skin and stimulate collagen. In addition, hair transplants will be a key offering at the clinic, which is sure to be a popular treatment for male clients. Also on offer will be a world exclusive fat busting treatment, which is exclusive to Dr Leah Clinics. 3D Bespoke will use a combination of advanced HIFU and shockwave therapy technology to combat fat and cellulite, which allows for a faster and more effective treatment. Leah won The Apprentice in July 2013, which saw Lord Sugar invest £250,000 into her business. With this investment, Leah went on to launch the successful 'Dr Leah Cosmetic Skin Clinic' in Moorgate, London, which has already more than doubled Lord Sugar's original investment. Leah is determined to build on the success of the practice by establishing her second cosmetic skin clinic, which is sure to be just as popular. Leah is renowned for her brilliant reputation within her field and her clinic promises to deliver the highest quality treatments undertaken by fully qualified and experienced team working alongside her.  As part of her vision set out for the business two years ago, - Loughton, Essex, United Kingdom - Monday 29th February 2016

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Piers Morgan , Sir Alan Sugar - Celebrities at the ITV studios - London, United Kingdom - Friday 18th December 2015

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Sir Alan Sugar Branded 'Out Of Touch' After Claiming People Are Not Really Poor In The U.K.


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Businessman and reality TV star Sir Alan Sugar has been branded as an ‘idiot’ and ‘out of touch’ after he suggested in a new interview that poverty doesn’t exist in Britain because poor people own microwaves and televisions.

The 68 year old knight of the realm, who is conservatively estimated to have a personal wealth of around £900 million, was speaking to The Times Magazine in an article that was published on Sunday (October 4th) when he went on an extraordinary rant, claiming that people should travel back in time 60 years to know what poverty is really like.

Sir Alan SugarSir Alan Sugar claimed that people aren't really poor in the UK because they own microwaves

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Sir Alan Sugar Tells Katie Hopkins To "Shut Up" After Her Cilla Black Comments


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Sir Alan Sugar has told his former protégé Katie Hopkins to “shut up” and called her an idiot, criticising her poorly-timed tweets mocking celebrities who have been mourning the death of Cilla Black over the last 24 hours.

The oft-controversial former ‘Apprentice’ and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ star Hopkins, now a columnist for The Sun, sparked outrage on Sunday (August 2nd) when she took aim at the amount of tributes that were pouring in for the 72 year old on Twitter. She wrote “If there are any celebrities who haven't yet tweeted their sadness over Cilla, please report to Sincerity Services immediately #rushtogush.”

Alan SugarSir Alan Sugar slammed former 'Apprentice' contestant Katie Hopkins for her comments over Cilla Black's death

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You're Retired! Nick Hewer To End His Ten Year Stint On 'The Apprentice'


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It is, with regret, that we have to tell you Nick Hewer has resigned as Alan Sugar's confidante on British business competition show 'The Apprentice' after ten years by his side. It is unknown as yet as to who will replace him.

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Nick Hewer bids farewell to 'The Apprentice'

Known for his quizzical eyebrows and cutting comments, Nick Hewer would be an ominous presence watching over the tasks of one of two teams on the show, before subsequently snitching on them to Lord Sugar when they were called to the boardroom. Now, however, the 70-year-old has decided to leave his post, admitting that he's no longer up to the task of following groups of young, enthusiastic, would-be entrepreneurs for twelve weeks as they rush to complete their assignments.

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Phil Everly Remembered By Sir Tim Rice, Nancy Sinatra, Eric Idle And More Following Passing


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Phil Everly sadly passed away on Friday, 3 January, leaving the entertainment world in shock at the sudden and unexpected passing of one half of the music world's most celebrated and influential musical duos. Phil died at Providence St. Joseph Medical Centre in Burbank, California, earlier this week, with his death being confirmed via a hospital spokesperson.

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Phil Everly: 1939 - 2014

The reason behind his death was initially witheld from the press, however his wife, Patti, told the Los Angeles Times that he died from complications owing to lung disease, blaming a lifetime of cigarette smoking on his death.

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The Apprentice Winner Crowned, But Is It Leah Or Luisa?


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It was the kind of edge-of your-seat TV that the BBC's The Apprentice provides so well - editing as clunky as ever - as the candidate who was set up to look like a winner suffered a crushing defeat. After weeks of squabbelling and drama, Lord Alan Sugar's pendulum-like sausage finger swung round to hire Dr. Leah Totton and her cosmetic surgery chain business plan.

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The Apprentice 
Wraps Up For Another Year.

After the first few weeks of girl-on-girl bitchiness and constant catfights, it's a small marvel any girls prevailed at all. Hair was furiously tossed, spidery eyelashes were glared through and towering heels were stamped as the show saw some of its most aggressive power struggles in its nine series.

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The Apprentice: After This Week's Firing The Show Gets Serious


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Alex Mills was this week's latest boardroom casualty, after failing to impress Lord Sugar on this week's ready meals task. Fans of such classic moments "Will you shut up Jordan, you silly sh*t!", 'Bad-date' Herbert, and "I don't need Viagra - I'm from Wales" will collectively shed a mournful tear as the 22 year-old Welshman was the latest to fall victim to the Lord's pointy finger.

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Hard-Faced Businessman Lord Sugar Decided Alex Mills Wasn't Up To Scratch.

At this stage in the game, after nine episodes, each remaining candidate has been put rigorously through their paces, with such challenging tasks as designing an office away day, creating a dating website, and selling caravans at a convention. This week the teams had to come up with a new ready meal brand to pitch to supermarkets, with Mills project managing team Endeavour against the formidable Neil Clough-headed team Evolve. Mills came up with an idea for children's "Poppity-Ping" meals, named after the Welsh slang for microwave. However, he conceded to dashing teammate Miles Mordaunt's "Deadly Dinners" suggestion, which excited the kids with its horror themed, skull-adorned packaging but parents, executives and Sugar's aide Nick Hewer weren't impressed, with Hewer remarking with his trademark wasp-chewing expression: "There's a skull in the middle of it. You find them on dangerous products like bleach and drain cleaner."

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The Apprentice Returns: Is Alan Sugar Really Bored Of All Those Clichés?


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As The Apprentice returns, the effortlessly grumpy Lord Alan Sugar was at pains to avoid talking about his recent court case against a former Apprentice winner and keen to discuss exactly what it is that makes The Apprentice such a success. “The show provides a service,” he’s quoted as saying, in a report from The Independent. “It shows how you can start a business with £250,000 which is not a lot of money.” Really? A quarter of a million pounds isn’t a lot of money? Try telling that… well… pretty much everyone we’ve ever met.

Still, luckily for Alan Sugar, the kind of contestants that The Apprentice attracts aren’t exactly known for their humility, or for having a particularly strong connection with reality. “I take inspiration from Napoleon. I'm here to conquer,” states one contestant boldly, in the opening episode. Another goes for a two-pronged approach: “I have the sex appeal of Jessica Rabbit and the brain of Einstein.” Right. Of course you do. Sir Alan Sugar does a good job of pretending to be bored of “all these bloody clichés.” You know the ones. Those clichés that made the show popular in the first place; the ones that continue to keep the show propped up in the TV ratings and line his pockets year in, year out. Those ones. The selfish, petty bitching, the cringeworthy, hyperbolic business speak, the total lack of common sense, barely veiled by an over-priced education. Yep. Those clichés.

However, Sugar’s no fool. He knows what he wants but he also knows what the viewers expect. “You need a balance between credibility and entertainment,” he says. Essentially, you’ll always have a Stuart Baggs in with the Richard Bransons. 

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The Apprentice Winner Stella English Loses Constructive Dismissal Claim Against Alan Sugar


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Stella English, the 2010 winner of The Apprentice has lost her claim for constructive dismissal against Lord Alan Sugar and has been branded a “serial liar” and “desperate for money” in the process, according to a report from The Guardian. Stella, 34, claimed that she had been patronised by Sugar’s employees and demeaned. When she left one job and took a new role at another of Sugar’s companies, she was told “there is no job,” apparently reinforcing her idea that the job she supposedly won at the end of the TV show was little more than a sham.

Alan Sugar was ferocious in his defence and said “I have been cleared of a derisory attempt to smear my name and extract money from me. The allegations were without substance, and I believe this case was brought with one intention in mind: the presumption that I would not attend the tribunal, that I would not testify and that I would settle out of court, sending Ms English on her way with a tidy settlement. I'm afraid she underestimated me and her reputation is now in tatters. I have principles and I am not going to be forced to compromise them, no matter how much time and money they might cost me."

During the tribunal, English, from Whitstable in Kent described the job at Viglen as a “PR construct” and explained that she was given a phone and a desk but was not given any specific job duties. During the trial, it was revealed that the sixth series of the Apprentice, which she won, finished filming in November 2009. However, it was not until 3 days before the finale was broadcast, 13 months later, that she found out she had won. 

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Sir Alan Sugar - Alan Sugar Sunday 20th May 2007 at British Academy Television Awards London, England

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