The Apprentice 2016 winner revealed - and here's why Lord Sugar chose them

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Lord Sugar has revealed just why he chose The Apprentice 2016 winner in tonight's final results.

It was Alana Spencer who won The Apprentice 2016 tonight after a tense final task against rival Courtney Wood.

In the boardroom, Lord Sugar made his final decision and said: "It’s a tough one, but I’ve got to make a decision, and go with my gut feeling. So, Alana, you’re going to be my business partner.”

After learning of her win, Alana said: “It’s amazing, I think I’m still in shock! But I’m incredibly excited about the future of ‘By Alana’ and about working with Lord Sugar – I can’t wait to get started.”

Speaking to presenter Rhod Gilbert on You’re Hired tonight, Lord Sugar said of choosing Alana: “I chose Alana because she went on a great journey.

"Week 1, Week 2, she looked like she was dead meat. But this is what The Apprentice is about, people pick it up as they go along, which she did.

"Her determination and her business plan was the best. She’s a very bubbly, intelligent young lady – I know she got a bit intimidated when I spoke to her a few times in the boardroom, but she came through very, very well.”

He added: “It’s a proud moment for Wales – Alana is from there, and the business will be based there.”

After his defeat, Courtney said: “I’m disappointed, but I am really pleased for Alana. She really deserves it, she’s come really far in the process.”

Alana and Lord Sugar will then be taking a break for Christmas, before they discuss their new venture further in the New Year.

The Apprentice will return to TV next year for a brand new series.

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