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Former Apprentice Contestant Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Secrets

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Former Apprentice Contestant Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Secrets

A former contestant of The Apprentice has revealed what it's actually like to be on the show. Check it out in the clip below:

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Lottie Lion, who appeared in the 2019 series of The Apprentice, has opened up on TikTok, but has admitted her reveal might get her 'into so much trouble'.

Lion kicks off by telling her followers that Lord Alan Sugar's little quips and jokes aren't off-the-cuff - they're scripted and he actually has a list of them written down that he ticks off as he goes along.

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I feel robbed, to be honest.

Viewers of the show will know that each team is shadowed by either Karen Brady or Claude Littner, but while it might seem as though their eagle eyes are on contestants the whole time, Lion says: "Karen and Claude are only following you about 30 percent of the time.

"But it's always when you mess up, because the pressure of them being there puts you on edge." Seems fair enough to me.

Lion also claims that any sales you make off-camera are not included in the totals.

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She said: "If it didn't happen on camera, it didn't happen at all. For example, if you make a sale off camera it will not be counted to your team winnings or your personal efforts - it just didn't happen. Even if it's, like, £80,000."

And if any lazy folks are reading thinking they might apply, then Lion has some bad news - because that 4am wakeup call you see is the real deal. Contestants really only do have 20 minutes to get themselves ready before the cars arrive to pick them up.

Lion's followers were so intrigued by her admissions that she agreed to do a second video, in which she dished more dirt on what it's like behind the scenes.

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And sorry to burst your dreams, but the 'receptionist' is an actress and the 'boardroom' is 'actually just a filming studio in a warehouse on the outskirts of London'.

We've all been lied to, guys.

Lion says contestants do all live together and don't have access to their phones or other technology. They are allowed 'only one phone call per week, for five minutes, with someone who has signed a Non-Disclosure-Agreement'.

The contestants are also kept in the dark about current affairs, with Lion explaining: "You're not allowed to know any world news - so, for example, I didn't know that Theresa May had resigned as Prime Minister and I also didn't know that Meghan Markle had had her baby."

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

She said that letters sent in by loved ones were heavily edited and had 'black out large sections' as they contained information about the outside world.

And in further attempts to stop contestants from finding out any news, Lion says they are 'chaperoned absolutely everywhere' to stop them from speaking to members of the public.

Lion finished the clip by saying she will 'probably' do a third instalment - so keep your eyes peeled for more secrets.

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LADbible has approached the BBC for comment.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/lottie.lion

Topics: TV and Film, tiktok

Claire Reid
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