The Apprentice 2017: Two candidates in major relationship drama

The Apprentice Series 13 - 2017

Two candidates on The Apprentice 2017 are said to have got involved in some major relationship drama.

The latest series of The Apprentice saw rumours swirl about candidates Jade English and James White, who went on to win the show.

Jade is a 25-year-old PR & Marketing Manager from Manchester where she creates content to advertise and enhance her clients’ presence on social media.

James, who won the show in Sunday's final with Sarah Lynn, is a 26-year-old owner of a Recruitment Firm from Birmingham and considers his drive and ambition to be his best qualities - he believes no one has ambition like him.

During the series, there were claims they had hooked up during filming.

James White
James White

"There was clearly an attraction from the beginning. They're both young and attractive people and they really got along during the process," a source told The Sun newspaper earlier this year. "They couldn't resist getting to know each other that bit better during their time in the house.

"Afterwards they kept things going for a while, but relations have cooled off between them since ­filming ended."

But in a twist, it was alleged that James hooked up with Jade despite being engaged, while she was with her boyfriend of three years.

Following the reports coming out, James and his partner split.

Mum of James' now former fiancée told the Daily Mail newspaper: "They have split up because of this and it's so upsetting.

"My daughter has been in bed all day crying her heart out. It's been an awful day."

Now after the end of the series, Jade has lifted the lid on the romance.

She wrote in her blog: "We were both competitive, into our fitness and I think we just had a genuine connection and felt that we could rely on each other in the house.

The Apprentice Series 13 candidates
The Apprentice Series 13 candidates

"We used to go outside and play bat and ball and stay up talking about how the world has no limits. It was inspiring to be around someone else who had as much ambition and vision in life as I do."

However it's been a lasting relationship, with Jade adding: "So here I am, almost 26, single for the first time in my adult life and finally in a position where I can be me."

The Apprentice airs on BBC One.

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