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Stella English: No regrets over The Apprentice

The Apprentice winner in 2010, Stella English, says she does not regret taking part in the BBC 1 show, despite losing her recent constructive dismissal claim against Lord Sugar and his company, she told Daybreak.

English claimed she was forced to resign from the £100,000 a year job that was her prize for winning series six of the show because "it was not a role of substance". But the claim was dismissed by the tribunal panel which ruled the case "should never have been brought".

Last week Lord Sugar launched a counter claim against Ms English but an East London Tribunal Service panel ruled the mother-of-two should not have to repay legal costs.

Lord Sugar tried to stop Apprentice winner quitting

Lord Sugar and Stella English, the winner of The Apprentice 2010. Credit: PA

During cross-examination today 2010 Apprentice winner Stella English was asked by Seamus Sweeney, representing Lord Sugar, why she did not complain to the millionaire business mogul about how she was treated.

She said: "I was in a trial period to win The Apprentice.

"What value is there in me going into a company I don't know - whether I knew (she was going to win) or not - and then go and complain about people who have been working there a long time?"

The tribunal also heard that Ms English later asked Lord Sugar about how to get media advice on doing some public speaking or writing a book as she needed to make some money as she was in debt.

Ms English, who took home £82,500 a year in her previous job working for a Japanese investment bank, said Lord Sugar told her it would be "better all round that you didn't walk out".

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