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Apprentice star fired by Lord Sugar after record-breaking task

Onyeka Nweze became the latest candidate to be fired from The Apprentice - credit BBC-Naked credit:Bang Showbiz
Onyeka Nweze became the latest candidate to be fired from The Apprentice - credit BBC-Naked credit:Bang Showbiz

Onyeka Nweze became the latest candidate to be fired from 'The Apprentice' this week, following a record-breaking task.

The chartered company secretary from London was axed from the BBC One business show after Lord Sugar decided she failed to properly explain her team's business ethos in the latest challenge.

In the boardroom, he told her: "Onyeka, the lack of not explaining the ethos is also a very, very serious thing. You are culpable in as much as the failure is concerned...

"Onyeka, you're clearly a charming and highly intelligent lady, and I appreciate that you've done your best throughout the course of this process, but on this occasion it simply wasn't enough.

"So, it is with regret that Onyeka you're fired."

The latest challenge saw the two teams, Nexus and Supreme, tasked with launching a new Formula E team, before pitching for sponsorship.

Nexus eased to victory after gaining sponsorships worth a staggering £38.7 million, the largest sum in the show's history.

Onyeka admitted her firing took her by surprise.

Speaking in the taxi home afterwards, she said: "Big shock. I wasn't expecting it but look it is what it is.

"It's happened and I've got to take it on the chin."

Prior to the series launch, Onyeka was hoping Lord Sugar would make his first tech business investment in 18 series, and insisted he "needs [her]" if he wants to make some "serious money".

She said: "If Lord Sugar is ready to make some serious money, then he needs me.

"He's never invested in a tech business, now is the time."