The Apprentice 2014: Lord Sugar bullied Nick Hewer into joining show!

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The Apprentice star Nick Hewer has claimed that Lord Sugar bullied him into joining the show.

Fortunately for the boss, we can't there being any employment tribunal coming with Nick now over the moon that Lord Sugar pushed him to take part in the BBC One series.

Nick, who has appeared alongside Lord Sugar on the show since the first episode way back in 2004, said: “I thought the idea was all very odd when Alan asked me and I put up a very strong resistance to it.

“He bullied me into quite a lot. When he’s sitting in front of you with those black eyes he can be very persuasive. I eventually caved.”

The current Countdown host went on to praise his boss as a "loyal, kind man" who doesn't bother with "small talk, chatter or gossip."

Clearly Lord Sugar's personality on the show isn't just for the cameras then!

“He’s very correct. You don’t see him much on the show, but he’s omnipresent and wants to know everything about the tasks," Nick explained. “He never stops working, he’ll respond to an email in two minutes. Don’t underestimate his capacity for work.”

The Apprentice 2014 kicks off next Tuesday and Wednesday on BBC One as the tenth series begins.