Natasha Scribbins has narrowly missed out on a place in this year’s Apprentice final, after she was seen last night being fired by Lord Alan Sugar.
The 31-year-old recruitment manager was disappointed when it was revealed that Tom Pellereau, Jim Eastwood, Helen Milligan and Susan Ma would be going on to compete to become Sugar’s new business partner, after she failed to impress the Amstrad boss in a task which saw the contestants set up and brand a new fast food restaurant.
Informing her of his decision, Sugar said:
“It’s a very, very difficult decision I have to make now because you have come through 11 weeks of gruelling pressure.
“Natasha, I can’t reconcile some of the things that have happened today. You started off like a house on fire but I have found you a little lacklustre in the last few weeks.”
However, looking back on how she behaved in the boardroom the Taunton-based businesswoman has now admitted that she wishes she could have “jumped in the screen” and made herself make Sugar realise how much working with him really meant to her.
She said: “I think I showed him a lot of energy at the beginning but I think the weakness that he saw was that I didn’t carry it through to the end.
“I just wanted to jump in the screen and give myself an extra energy boost as I think I gave so much in the beginning, so much energy and drive, that by the time I got to the end I just ran out of gas.”
The Apprentice final will air this Sunday and Helen, Tom, Jim and Susan will all be hoping to be the one to secure a £250,000 investment in the business of their choice from Lord Alan Sugar.