The Apprentice 2017: Fired candidate reacts to racist Twitter trolls

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Fired Apprentice candidate Bushra Shaikh has hit back at racist Twitter trolls after her time on the show.

It was Bushra who left The Apprentice 2017 this week, departing the show after a task where candidates created new recipe kits.

On the losing team, Bushra was told by Lord Sugar: "Bushra, I’m a great believer in that saying “no smoke without fire” and there has been lots of accusations by your colleagues that they have not seen anything from you.

"Bushra, I don’t think you’ve done much in these last nine weeks, and it is with regret that you’re fired."

Following her exit, Bushra has spoken about her time on the show and hit back at online haters.

Discussing her decision to wear a hijab during filming of the series, Bushra said: "It was so important to me because of all the attention and bad stuff that gets said about Muslims. I just wanted to flip that on its head.

"I wanted to show people that we are happy to integrate with society. Just because what we wear is different, doesn't mean that we are any different. We're all human."

Bushra told DigitalSpy she had received hate over religion but gave a dignified response to those sending the messages.

The clothing company owner said: "You're going to get trolls whatever you do. Sometimes they will pinpoint this and say they don't like you because of that. If you weren't Muslim, it would be because you are too short or bigger than the average size ten or 12.

"I personally don't take offence to any of that. I am a positive person and just like to focus on the good."

The Apprentice 2017 continues Wednesday nights on BBC One.

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