Former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry's advice for future candidates

Michelle Dewberry

Former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry has told those looking to try out for future series of The Apprentice to just go for it. The 31-year-old, who won the second series of the show in 2006, revealed she's already being asked by hopefuls for advice.

Applications for the new series of the show, to air next spring, closed earlier this month. Speaking about the auditions for the show, Michelle said: "I've had some people for the next year already that are interviewing saying 'what do we do about this, what do we do about that'. My advice is don't ask people, just go and do it.

"I also think if people need to ask advice in the interview it's probably not the show for them, because you just need to be yourself. At the end of the day you are who you are. Just be yourself and if it's the best you can do, what will be will be."


Michelle left her £100,000-a-year job with Lord Sugar soon after winning the series to set up her own business. Speaking to the Press Association, Michelle confessed that the show's new prize and format would've been better for her.

"Working with Lord Sugar made me realise that I wanted to be my own boss and do my own things and I've got lots of different ideas. I had my own business before I went into The Apprentice as well, so I would've been suited better to the business side of things," she admitted.

And the boss said she thought the show could keep on going.

"The Apprentice can go on for as long as people want to keep watching it," she said. "I think it's got legs for as long as people enjoy it. I don't know when that's going to stop but no time soon I don't think."

The Junior Apprentice airs later this year.

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