Readers of TellyMix sided with Lord Sugar and voted for Tom Pellereau as their winner of The Apprentice 2011. The 31-year-old inventor, who took home the £250,000 business investment on last night's show, received 35% of the vote in our online poll.
Helen Milligan was a respectable second with 31% of the vote while Susan Ma finished in third place with 17%. In results which reflected the results of last night's show, Jim Eastwood came bottom of the poll - albeit less than 10 votes behind Susan.
In last night’s episode, Tom battled it out in a four-way final against 30-year-old executive assistant Helen Milligan, 21-year-old natural skin care entrepreneur Susan Ma and 32-year-old Sales & Marketing Manager Jim Eastwood.
In their toughest task yet, the finalists came face to face with Lord Sugar’s most unforgiving business associates; ruthless troubleshooter Claude Littner, pioneer of Britain's free magazine business Mike Soutar, chief executive with a business worth over £300m and former Young Entrepreneur of the Year Matthew Riley as well as patron of the Bright Ideas Trust and eyebrow raising confidant Margaret Mountford.
Although Tom came under fire for his business proposal which was based around a chair but failed to mention the world “chair”, his likeability and amicable approach to business proved a hit with the board.