The apprentice Fired contestant Victoria Goulbourne has revealed an unaired comment made to her by an interviewer during the brutal toasting scene.
Danny Donovan, Marnie Swindells, Megan Hornby, Rochelle Antoine and Victoria has reached the penultimate hurdle to become Lord Sugar’s business partner and win his £250,000 investment.
After a wild upkeep stepwhich saw Baroness Karren Brady join Linda Plant, Mike Soutar and Claude Littner toasting hopes, Lord Sugar decided who would be his final two.
And unfortunately, Victoria was not one of them.
As she left the meeting room, Lord Sugar delivered a harsh comment that viewers called ‘condescending’whereas earlier in the day, Linda had told him to become a flight attendant again.
And it turns out that a third comment was also made.
In a TikTok video, she began, “I had some juice I wanted to expose, so here I am.”
The 28-year-old said: “I’m sure you all saw some of the comments I received last night.
“Linda basically told me to get back to my job as a cabin crew member, which I didn’t really find professional, and I thought that was pretty demeaning to the job of cabin crew in her together.
“But the comment that appealed to me the most was the one they didn’t air. She told me I was very good at sitting there and looking pretty, but not at anything else.
“I don’t know what my appearance has to do with my business plan. I believe that women should empower each other in business, not belittle each other.
“I just want all of us girls to remember that we’re all queens, don’t let anyone upset you and bring you down.” When women support women, powerful things happen.
The online confectionery owner was fired from the boardroom, with Lord Sugar telling him: ‘The thing is Victoria, there’s nothing unique about your market, your business.
‘Frankly, I don’t agree with your idea, I’m afraid. So it was nice working with you, but it’s with regret that you were fired.
As he left the room, he added, “Keep it as a hobby. No, it’s a good pastime.
Viewers were less than impressed with her comment, writing: “A fair amount of condescension to Victoria going on over there tonight – quite nasty – telling her to go back to being cabin crew, to keep her business “as a hobby”.
Another wrote: ‘I have so much respect for Victoria – her business plan was a no start but she clearly worked so hard and made the last five, and ‘keep it as a hobby ‘was the most horribly condescending way to end his series.’.
Lord Sugar’s comment came after Linda told Victoria, in a blunt interview: ‘Leave your cottage industry, and you know what, if it’s not good, the airlines, they need good air hostesses at the moment”.
A disappointed Victoria reminded the other girls, “She was wild! At one point she told me I could get a job with the airline – whatever! She said my business was a craft business, so yes.
Metro.co.uk has approached representatives for Linda Plant and The Apprentice for comment.
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