Lord Sugar’s side­kick on the busi­ness show re­veals five se­crets from the set

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I’m meant to be Lord Sugar’s eyes and ears dur­ing tasks, along with Claude Lit­tner [right, with Kar­ren and Lord Sugar]. But some­times can­di­dates do some­thing so stupid I have to ex­cuse my­self to laugh. This se­ries I had to step out of a shop dur­ing some ridicu­lous bar­gain­ing.


While we’re out and about record­ing, if peo­ple ask what we’re do­ing we have to put them off the scent by say­ing, ‘Film­ing a BBC busi­ness doc­u­men­tary.’ I’m not sure if they’re fooled!


Se­crecy is ev­ery­thing – we don’t want to spoil it for view­ers. I was watch­ing a pre­view of one episode at home when my daugh­ter walked in and I im­me­di­ately switched it off. She said, ‘Who’d know if I saw who was fired?’ I said, ‘I’d know – and that’s enough.’ I do keep me­men­tos at home, in­clud­ing a Rus­sian doll of my­self [above], used in the trailer for this se­ries.


Lord Sugar comes out with won­der­ful one­lin­ers in the board­room – there’s no script or au­tocue. He’s very witty – re­ally hys­ter­i­cal on and off screen.


One of the tasks sees can­di­dates as­sem­ble an ad cam­paign for an air­line and we shot the open­ing se­quence on the run­way at City Air­port in Lon­don. Even though we weren’t fly­ing, we were all strip-searched. They take se­cu­rity very se­ri­ously!


Baroness Brady THE AP­PREN­TICE Wed­nes­day, 9pm, BBC1

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