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The Apprentice’s Amy Anzel Explains Why She Thinks Lord Alan Sugar Has Fired Her In Week Six Of The BBC’s Hit Business Show Before The Finale
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Apprentice contestant Amy Anzel has detailed her suspicions that “ageism” was the cause of her dismissal from the BBC’s hit show business on Friday.
The entrepreneur hopes to be the show’s oldest contestant at the age of 48, which she thinks gives her an edge when it comes to being “measured and on top” over her competitors.
However, when Kathryn Burn’s finalist team lost in week six, she brought Aaron Willis and Amy back to the boardroom, where Amy was eventually sacked by Lord Alan Sugar for not being able to step into the position of Director. project in the sixth week run.
Amy admitted that she was shocked with the decision at the time, noting that the reason for her firing was one she had never seen on the show before.
She told The Mirror: “I think there was some element of ageism when I was fired, because I can’t imagine why he fired me.
“He said in previous seasons, ‘I like oaks, not oaks. I think it has something to do with the age or age of the business, but whether it’s either, I think it has something to do with firing me, even though he didn’t use it to fired me. “
Amy noted that it was “very early” that Lord Sugar questioned her abilities in the boardroom, which prompted her to consult candidate Aaron Willis.
She said: “I remember Aaron saying, ‘Yes, he seems to be hunting you down, but maybe that’s because he considers you the most seasoned businessman here and he wants to knock you down. you a few pegs’.
“I always feel a little bit pushy. I know they will always try to push you but it feels like I’m out. “
Amy describes she’s a bit disillusioned by her experience on the show, which she says she’s found “sadly” to be “95% entertainment and 5% business”.
“I’ve actually put it on a pedestal for a long time and I’d love to win it,” she said. “I thought, Lord Sugar would only see the best in me.”
“I had a lot to show him – my business acumen, my life experience. I think we’ve almost become business partners. I couldn’t have imagined it would end like this.”
But the beauty brand owner is now focused on the future, scaling and expanding her business and the “interesting” media opportunities that have come her way since appearing on the show, says : “I think the future is bright.”
A spokesperson for The Apprentice said: “Lord Sugar makes its decisions based on the mission, the performance of the candidates throughout the series of events and their business acumen. Any suggestion to the contrary is simply not true.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/apprentices-amy-anzel-blames-ageism-26539660 The Apprentice's Amy Anzel blames 'eraism' for sacking when Lord Sugar 'chooses her'