Former Apprentice candidate Paloma Vivanco reckons Melody Hossaini will do well in the 2011 series

Melody Hossaini

She may have only lasted until Week 5 on last year's show but that hasn't stopped former Apprentice candidate Melody Hossaini from giving her views on this year's bunch of business brains. Speaking to Digital Spy Paloma tipped Melody Hossaini to do well in the competition - and said she felt Leon Doyle won't last much longer.

Praising Melody, who led the girls team to a win in the first task on Tuesday, Paloma said: "I think it's great that she put herself forward for the first task because it is high, high risk. She's also playing a very good game in that she's not siding with anyone in the arguments and tensions between the other girls.

"She does have a tendency to over inflate what she does, I just hope that it doesn't end up losing her friends in the process. But I think she has been very strong so far and very vocal."

Meanwhile there weren't many kind words for fast food entrepreneur Leon Doyle, who failed as project manager on Wednesday's second episode. "I think Leon was the one that got away," Paloma told the website. "How did he get away with it? I couldn't believe it. That indecisiveness would have been enough to turn me off.

"Leon comes across as a really nice guy, but I think he got very lucky last night. He left the big chunky decisions to other people and deflected the big, big roles. I think he's still got a slim chance, but I suspect he won't go much further."

The Apprentice 2011 continues on Wednesday at 9PM on BBC One

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