After 12 tough weeks of tasks and firings, Lord Sugar picked bakery owner, Carina Lapore as his new business partner in Wednesday’s final of The Apprentice.
The 30-year-old from south London beat out recruitment consultant Scarlett Allen-Horton in the final boardroom showdown, taking home Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment and entering a 50-50 partnership with him.
Over the course of the process, Carina won nine out of the 10 tasks and won all three times she was the project manager of her team.
Wednesday’s final saw the final two ladies tasked with launching their businesses. They were asked to to create digital screen and TV adverts before presenting their business to Lord Sugar and 50 experts at London’s City Hall.
In the final boardroom, Lord Sugar weighed his options and took the demand for cafes and food into his decision.
“When you look at the high street these days, that’s all it’s packed with – food,” he told Carina.
Then he pointed out he has already chosen two recruitment companies as winners in the past and was struggling if he wanted to go down that road again.
He told Scarlett: “Scarlett – two past winners are recruitment companies, and do I want to throw more eggs into that basket?”
In the end, Lord Sugar’s desire for more ‘bread’ won him over as he picked Carina as his newest business partner.
“It’s like this euphoric relief,” Carina told the Press Association news agency after her win. “I was so overwhelmed and so happy. It’s a feeling that I haven’t really felt.”
The Apprentice returns to BBC One in 2020.