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Barely 24 hours Nick Hewer revealed that the producers of “The Apprentice” often tell Lord Sugar to keep certain candidates (Read about that here) in the process longer based on their looks, he has made another damning revelation.
Hewer who was Lord Sugar’s former aide on ‘The Apprentice’, has said he never enjoyed his stay at the show which made him bow out.
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In a recording of a chat at Oxford University, Hewer stated that his stay at the show was a “nightmare that he has ever endured”.
The Lord Sugar’s former aide told the students the following “People say ‘Oh, it must be such fun to work on the Apprentice!’
“Everybody says that: ‘What fun that must be’.
“Well I’ve got to tell you, for the elderly, it’s one of the biggest nightmares I’ve ever had to endure.
“Can you imagine, even at your young age, having to spend two or three days chasing around after maybe six or eight hooligans?
“It was ghastly! And eventually, after ten years, I said ‘That’s enough’, so I left.”
In the former Apprentice star’s last rant he said ” say to him, ‘Oh, by the way Alan, the blonde: he or she is as thick as a fridge door, and I urge you with every fibre of your being, get rid of them, because they’re going to let you down’.
“And the producers will say, ‘Do you think you could find it in your heart to not get rid of the blonde just yet?’ He will say, ‘The blonde will go when the blonde deserves to go”.
Hewer also said “There was a time when all the young ladies who came wore black pencil skirts and very high heels, with their hair done up in a chignon.
“You might say, ‘Are these the brightest people with the best prospects?’, and I would say, ‘No, not necessarily’.”
On the need for doing so, he added.
“If you really got the brightest kids the danger is that no-one would understand what they’re doing.
“It’s all about the viewers. If you don’t deliver the numbers, you’re out. Which is why it’s been running now for 12 years.”
Nick Hewer who left ‘The Apprentice’ in 2014 now presents ‘Countdown’ on Channel 4.