Friday 23 June 2017

The Apprentice in turmoil as Scott Saunders quits following tirade from Lord Sugar

Scott Saunders, one of the candidates in this year's BBC1 programme, The Apprentice.
Scott Saunders, one of the candidates in this year's BBC1 programme, The Apprentice.
Scott was previously in boardroom in October but escaped being fired
Scott was told he was a "waste of space" by Lord Sugar
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The Apprentice candidate Scott Saunders has sensationally quit the show following a tirade from Lord Sugar in the boardroom, according to reports.

A source revealed to The Sun that Scott felt "disrespected and offended" after Lord Sugar and his aides Karren Brady and Claude Littner "savaged" him.

Scott (27), an account manager, was reportedly told his performance in the tasks was the worst in the show's history and called him "stupid".

The source said, "Lord Sugar was absolutely ruthless. He tore apart everything that Scott had done from start to finish and called him a waste of space.

Scott Saunders and Brett Butler-Smythe were praised for their children's party last week
Scott Saunders and Brett Butler-Smythe were praised for their children's party last week

"He did everything he could to make him look totally inept, idiotic and useless as a businessman."

Scott eventually said, "thank you for the opportunity but I quit" after which Lord Sugar said he didn't want him on the show anyway."

Scott had performing well throughout the series, ending up on the winning team five times out of eight and last week he was praised for his work on a children's party with fellow candidate Brett Butler Smythe.

The clash with Lord Sugar will be broadcast in the coming weeks, although it is not known whether or not Lord Sugar will also fire another candidate in the episode.

Scott Saunders before he quit
Scott Saunders before he quit

The series has had several issues this year with candidate Selina Waterman Smith coming to blows with Charleine Wain of camera early in the process.

Waterman Smith has been very vocal on Twitter about the show, claiming she's been cast as the "pantomime villain".

Another screaming match took place between candidates Brett Butler Smythe and Scott over a TV remote.  They had to be separated by their fellow housemates.

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