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EXC The Apprentice's Navid Sole hits out at Sophie Wilding for 'throwing him under the bus' 


The Apprentice’s Navid Sole became the latest contestant to bid farewell to a coveted Lord Sugar business investment on Thursday evening – but firmly believes it should have been fellow hopeful Sophie Wilding getting the boot. 

The 27-year-old pharmacist said that the cocktail bar owner, 32, ‘threw him under the bus’ after they competed on the same team attempting to make booze-free versions of the nation’s top tipples. 

But teamwork failed to make the dream work, evidenced in their boardroom clash where Cheltenham-born Sophie criticised Navid’s lack of input – something he vehemently disagreed with. 

EXCLUSIVE 'I don't take s**t from anyone!': The Apprentice's Navid Sole hit out at Sophie Wilding for 'throwing him under the bus' in the boardroom

EXCLUSIVE ‘I don’t take s**t from anyone!’: The Apprentice’s Navid Sole hit out at Sophie Wilding for ‘throwing him under the bus’ in the boardroom

Speaking in an exclusive interview, the budding businessman said: ‘I feel like Sophie threw me under the bus. I feel like she should’ve been the one fired because I made the most amount of sales compared to Steph [Affleck], Amy [Anzel] and Sophie combined together.

‘If you make more sale – that should speak for itself. If I made zero sale or if I wasn’t contributing – I wanted to do the pitch as well. But Sophie again removed me from the pitch!

‘In the boardroom, she used that as a target, “oh Navid you didn’t contribute much” – I knew she was going to do that. At the end of the day, I stayed true to myself, I did fight for it. And I don’t take s**t from anyone!’

Clash: The 27-year-old pharmacist said that the cocktail bar owner, 32, 'threw him under the bus' after they competed on the same team attempting to make booze-free versions of the nation's top tipples

Clash: The 27-year-old pharmacist said that the cocktail bar owner, 32, ‘threw him under the bus’ after they competed on the same team attempting to make booze-free versions of the nation’s top tipples

Oh dear: But teamwork did not make the dream work, evidenced in their boardroom clash where Cheltenham-born Sophie (pictured) criticised Navid's lack of input - something he vehemently disagreed with

Oh dear: But teamwork did not make the dream work, evidenced in their boardroom clash where Cheltenham-born Sophie (pictured) criticised Navid’s lack of input – something he vehemently disagreed with 

Despite saying, in jest, that Sophie was ‘blacklisted’, the Londoner expressed hopes that once the ‘fiasco’ concludes, the cast will be able to ‘hang out and chill.’ 

When questioned on what he’d do differently, he quipped: ‘I would’ve been a bit more of a b****h!’ before adding, seriously, ‘I should’ve raised my voice more.’

Navid may have refrained from lifting the lid on ‘behind-the-scenes secrets’, but he was quick to entertain with his complaints about the ‘tiny’ beds.   

‘The house shocked me. The beds we had were so tiny. My legs were sticking out of the bed! I was only getting three to four hours sleep. My face was horrible and disgusting – I didn’t have time to look after myself!

‘It’s a big transition, going from your king-size bed with the Versace cover, to a single bed with a single duvet. I’m a guy who has five pillows around me!’ he said. 

Hopeful: Despite saying, in jest, that Sophie was 'blacklisted', the Londoner expressed hopes that once the 'fiasco' concludes, the cast will be able to 'hang out and chill

Hopeful: Despite saying, in jest, that Sophie was ‘blacklisted’, the Londoner expressed hopes that once the ‘fiasco’ concludes, the cast will be able to ‘hang out and chill

The Nicki Minaj super fan also entertained with stories of his ‘s****y cooking, which he divulged had caused a bout of diarrhoea among the group. 

Yet someone willing to take the less-than-amateur cook under their wing was Shama Amin, who, it was revealed on Thursday, quit the show due to the pain she faces with her rheumatoid arthritis.

Navid paid a heartfelt tribute to the nursery owner during the interview, saying: ‘You know what, Shama is such a lovely woman. She is all about woman empowerment, she’s got the nicest heart you could ever imagine. She’s taught me so many skills, especially cooking. She taught me how to make a chicken curry. 

‘She was nothing but inspirational. I could never imagine me and Shama being in the boardroom where we have to go against each other because I couldn’t do it personally. I’m not a person to throw someone under the bus for money. I hope she gets well really soon.’

Quits: Someone willing to take the less-than-amateur cook under their wing was Shama Amin, who, it was revealed on Thursday, quit the show due to the pain she faces with her rheumatoid arthritis

Quits: Someone willing to take the less-than-amateur cook under their wing was Shama Amin, who, it was revealed on Thursday, quit the show due to the pain she faces with her rheumatoid arthritis

Navid constantly reiterated that he felt he’d ‘stayed true to himself’ throughout the intense process – and has already spoken of hopes for the future. 

‘I really want to experience love. I’ve never had love before from anyone. It’s time for me to lose my virginity and enjoy the ride.

‘People always have this assumption I’ve been given stuff because of my parents but that’s not the case – I am actually a very hardworking pharmacist,’ he said.

The Apprentice continues next Thursday at 9pm on BBC One, followed by You’re Fired on BBC Two. Watch live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer. 

Honest: Navid constantly reiterated that he felt he'd 'stayed true to himself' throughout the intense process - and has already spoken of hopes for the future

Honest: Navid constantly reiterated that he felt he’d ‘stayed true to himself’ throughout the intense process – and has already spoken of hopes for the future

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