THE APPRENTICE is back for another year and it’s brought with it another batch of delightfully obnoxious candidates.
Among the latest intake of 18 ambitious businessmen and women is Bushra Shaikh. Here’s all we know about Lord Sugar’s new candidate…
Who is Bushra Shaikh and what’s her background?
Bushra Shaikh is a 34-year-old business owner from Surrey.
Currently, Bushra is an owner and designer of her own modest fashion label, creating luxury apparel for Muslim women.
Inspired by Coco Chanel, she believes her skills and determination are all she needs to succeed in The Apprentice, but she’s known to be pushy to get what she wants.
She says: “I’ve been raised not to be a pushover-in the words of Destiny’s Child, ‘I’m an independent woman.”
What is The Apprentice and when is on BBC One?
The Apprentice is a hit BBC reality show, now about to enter its thirteenth series, featuring hour-long episodes.
Each series of the programme aims to find a new apprentice for billionaire business mogul and Amstrad founder Lord Alan Sugar, who’s worth £1.4bn.
The show began in 2005 and has a US equivalent that kicked off in 2004, with Donald Trump in Lord Alan’s equivalent role.
There are celebrity and junior versions of the UK show, too.
After returning on October 4, The Apprentice is on every Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One.