POLL: Ilford student Navdeep Bual fired from Young Apprentice - do you think Lord Sugar made the right decision?
Ilford student Navdeep Bual was fired from BBC One show the Young Apprentice last night.
The 16-year-old, who attends Seven Kings High School in Ley Street, was on the winning team for many of the six episodes she survived but Lord Sugar said he doubted her “business nuance”.
Navdeep was up against team leader Andrew Tindall, who was saved despite losing five challenges, and Steven Cole.
Working together as Team Odyssey, they came up with “Chameleon” hair gel for the hair product challenge but their advert failed to impress.
Making his decision, Lord Sugar said: “Navdeep - my concern and my instinctive feeling is, yes you are highly intelligent, but I still have these feelings about whether you have got this business nuance about you.
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“It is regretful, it is with sincere regret, that I’m going to say that, Navdeep - you’re fired.”
Many Young Apprentice followers on Twitter reacted with shock to the decision.
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StephanieKyra wrote: “Can’t believe Lord Sugar fired Navdeep, Andrew was wholly “responsible for the failure of this task!!!!”
Jacob_allen111 said: “Can’t believe Navdeep got fired! I wanted her to win!”
In vote on whether Lord Sugar fired the right person on the show’s website, 42 per cent agree with the decision, while 58 per cent think Navdeep did not deserve to go.
Despite losing the chance to win the grand prize of �25,000 to start her own business venture, Navdeep was positive about the experience on the show.
She said: “To get six weeks into it shows that I’ve done something amazing and I’m really proud of myself.
“I thought I was an amateur when I began and I’ve managed to beat out a lot of people. I do think that the future’s going to be incredibly good for me.”