Nick Hewer praises "good guy" Tom Pellereau and "formidable" Jim Eastwood

Nick Hewer

Lord Sugar's Apprentice aide Nick Hewer has tipped "good guy" to win the current 2011 series of the hit BBC One show, describing the youngster as a "fool" but ultimately a "gentlemen". Speaking to heat magazine this week, Nick also confessed to being concerned about whether this series would be a success.

"I'm going to be really honest here," he revealed to the mag, "When we first started shooting, privately, I - and I don't think was alone - was concerned it wouldn't be a huge success.

"The previous series had such an extraordinary group of candidates - The Baggs brigade I call them, after Stuart - and I just wasn't sure we had the same dynamic."

However the latest series has attracted over 9 million viewers and is set to become the most watched series ever. "How wrong I was," Nick said.

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Meanwhile asked for his favourite contestant to win the show, Nick said: "You've got to like who you work with... and I think Tom is a good guy. In the Parisian episode, Melody took over and he, because it would have been ungentlemanly to have overridden her, let have her way. I think he's a fool but I admire him.

"There are too few gentleman in the world.

"I also like Susan, people are always slagging off "squeaky Susan", but she's 21, taught herself England and is now over here running her own business."

Nick added: "Jim is formidable. You cannot pin him down or dominate him. Even Lord Sugar can't dominate him. I think he's read a lot of American self-help books and is a bit manipulative. "

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