Brady blasts ‘by­gone age’ short skirts

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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.

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