Brady blasts ‘bygone age’ short skirts
Apprentice star Baroness Brady has criticised the “old-fashioned” idea that businesswomen need to wear short skirts and lots of make-up to get ahead.
The broadcaster, who joined the House of Lords last month, spoke out at the launch of the latest series of the hit BBC show.
She said: “I think it’s a very old-fashioned attitude that you’ve got to wear short skirts and lots of make-up to get on on in life”.
The first episode of this series, which goes out on Tuesday, sees the contestants divided up into teams of men and women before they are sent out into London to sell stock that featured in earlier series.
The women’s team get off to a bad start when project manager Sarah Dales orders them into short skirts and heels to help sell.
Baroness Brady said: “I think those are antiquated views for a bygone age that thankfully is no longer around.”
The first episode, which also stars Lord Sugar and his sidekick Nick Hewer, will afterwards settle into a weekly Wednesday slot and sees 20 contestants begin the battle to win a £¼million of business funding.