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Yea she made some fatal errors!
Getting the Aston Martin would have made a great difference, she should of spashed out on it as the return would have been much greater than the cost!
Why didn't she use real money in the casino, she could have made money out of it as the house always wins, otherwise casinos would not exist.
However, Sayed and Paul did a bad job selling. Why did they not sell the tickets at £200 like their 'research' showed, and why did they not go back to the same place as their research to sell rather than selling in random poorer areas for a lot less? Fatal error!
michelle was very stingy, all about getting things for free. in the end that meant flogging tickets for a tenner...
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(Original post by *StarrySkies*)
michelle was very stingy, all about getting things for free. in the end that meant flogging tickets for a tenner...
I don't really see the point in that post, sorry? are you agreeing with me or...?
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I don't really see the point in that post, sorry? are you agreeing with me or...?
i was agreeing.
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This thread is never gonna die is it?

I felt genuinly sorry for Ruth although I never liked her. That;s because finally after 12 weeks she showed she is human, she was stressed out and tired and teary. That's a person I can feel something for.

Michelle became human in the last 2 episodes which tipped the scales in her direction for me. And for Sir Alan too, may be.
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Hmm...wonder what the runners-up will be getting up to ...
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Hmm...wonder what the runners-up will be getting up to ...
At a Job Centre near you.
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nooo i dont think they will a lot of them were doing quite well before they went on the show, maybe they might get big headed tho and be like "oh i dont want to sell cars anymore now ive been on tv" or whatever, but who knows really.
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Well I met Paul, Syed and Michelle yesterday at Soccer Six in Birmingham and they all seem to be doing alright for themselves.
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Well I met Paul, Syed and Michelle yesterday at Soccer Six in Birmingham and they all seem to be doing alright for themselves.
Did you see Syeed and Michelle smooching?:knuddel:
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just saw some of the apprentice usa online - its so bad its funny. at one point a team are critiscising this woman for being "negative", then donald trump gives his opinion which is "i don't think you're negative, i think you're very, very attractive." slip of the tongue? lol
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(Original post by *StarrySkies*)
just saw some of the apprentice usa online - its so bad its funny. at one point a team are critiscising this woman for being "negative", then donald trump gives his opinion which is "i don't think you're negative, i think you're very, very attractive." slip of the tongue? lol
I don't like the American version. It looks fake.
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(Original post by *StarrySkies*)
just saw some of the apprentice usa online - its so bad its funny. at one point a team are critiscising this woman for being "negative", then donald trump gives his opinion which is "i don't think you're negative, i think you're very, very attractive." slip of the tongue? lol
Haha, don't think his wife will like that much.
At least SAS wouldn't say that to Michelle though it's obvious he like her.
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Oooh yay! I think Alan Sugar would make the perfect sugar daddy (no pun intended).

Anyone else noticed how he doesn't wear his wedding ring even though he's married?! hmmmm
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Just for you

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You have to have respect for Michelle when you read stories such as this (admittedly from TNOTW, but is her own account...):
http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/stor...ws/news1.shtml

Text copied and pasted below, as above link will only be live for 2 more days...

(Original post by Michelle Dewberry Story, News Of The World)
THE APPRENTICE winner Michelle Dewberry has told how her maniac father clubbed her over the head with a hockey stick after years of torment and horrific beatings.

It was the final bloody straw that made her flee the family home—and the shocking rages of evil alcoholic David Dewberry.

Speaking exclusively to the News of the World, blonde Michelle, 26, revealed: "I ran down the road to a phone box in my bare feet, blood pouring down my face and my hair coming out in clumps. I called the police and never went back.

"He almost broke me but in the end it only made me stronger and more determined to survive."

Brave Michelle told how her Jekyll and Hyde father:

BATTERED her and her sisters black and blue

HUMILIATED her by calling her Fatty and treating her like a slave

HEAD-BUTTED and tried to strangle her mother

DROVE her older sister out of the house into a life of drugs, massage parlours and ultimately death

RULED the family with a rod of iron and was such a miser he only allowed them ONE light on at a time.
The former checkout girl, who won a £100,000-a-year job with Sir Alan Sugar on the final of the TV reality show watched by six million viewers last week, grew up with her family in a terraced house in Hull.

Crammed with her in the home were housewife mum Glynis, now 51, and engineering salesman father David, 53, older sister Fiona—who would have been 29 if she'd lived— Karl, now 24, Clair, 22, and younger brothers Marc, 16 and Paul, 14.

Berserk


Michelle winced as she recalled how her father battered her that terrifying day when she was 18.

She said: "It was not the first time he had beaten me up but it was the worst by far. That day he knocked sense into me—to leave for good and make something out of my life. Now I really have done that.

"I have no idea what he thinks of me winning The Apprentice. I have not spoken to him for years and don't even know where he lives.

"I have no happy memories of him at all. The only thing I can thank him for is—in a ridiculous way— giving me the determination I have. I am scared stiff of him to this day."

The violence erupted after Michelle sneaked back from seeing her mum in hospital where she'd had a brain operation—defying her father's ban on the family visiting.

She said: "When Dad got home I knew something was wrong. He slammed the door and shouted, ‘What have you made me for my f***ing tea?'

"He came up right behind me in the kitchen and snarled, ‘I know you have been to see that f***ing *****. You're a ****.'

"I snapped for the first time ever and pushed him back. He grabbed the handle off the grill pan and started battering me in the head and then he shoved my head into the cupboard.

"He was hitting me over and over again. I tried to get away to ring 999. But the kids had left their hockey stick in the hall. He grabbed it and went to hit me over the head with it.

"I lifted my hands to protect myself and there was a huge crack as he swung it. Both my wrists flopped down. I thought they were broken but somehow I got away."

Michelle ran to a callbox, begged new boyfriend Dave to collect her and rang the police.

She said: "A WPC came round and Dad said I was a liar. She only believed me when she saw the hole the hockey stick had made in the wall.

"But Dad was a good salesman and they never pressed charges. That was it for me, I never went back again."

When Michelle's mum got out of hospital she left for good and took the younger boys with her.

Her father tracked them down and went berserk so they got a court injunction to keep him away.

But Michelle recalled: "One day Mum took Marc to football practice and my dad followed her. He stamped on her foot so hard she fell to the floor and couldn't get up."

Her father snarled: "If you don't give me my kids back I'll kill you."

Michelle said: "He head-butted her, and blood spurted everywhere. And then he tried to strangle her. I found her there with blood pouring down her face and Dad with his hands around her neck.

"He was telling her he wanted her dead and screamed, ‘That's too good for you. You should be in a wheelchair, it would be more painful'.

"I don't know where I got the strength from but I finally managed to wrestle my dad off her. He went to the police cells for the weekend. But in court he talked his way out of it."

It was the final episode of a family life that looked perfect on the outside but behind closed doors was a total nightmare. She said: "I think he had mental problems. We were never allowed to be tactile or say we loved each other.

"My dad believed if we said things like that we would turn out gay. If my little brothers cried we weren't allowed to pick them up. We had to leave them sobbing.

"I never, ever remember him cuddling me or bouncing me on his knee."

Her father would spend evenings in the pub getting so drunk that he would roll home and become violent or, if they were lucky, just pass out.

Michelle said: "I saw him attack Mum loads of times. We tried to pull Dad off, as she did when he was beating us, but he was too strong."

Each time he told the family he was sorry and it would never happen again. But it always did.

She said: "It was mental and physical violence. He would tell us, ‘You are f***ing useless and fat'. He'd say to me, ‘You will never get a job'.

"Dad was always drinking and kept his lager in the garage. He would shout, ‘Get my beer, Fatty'.

"Apart from that there were few words said in our house. We weren't allowed to speak or have the telly on. He didn't like being in the same room. He hated us.

"We used to love him being out so we could watch TV. We had a friend up the road and when she saw him on his way back from work she would ring us and the TV would go off. But if he felt the plug was hot he would batter us.

"We were allowed to watch Michael Barrymore's Strike It Lucky and Coronation Street until he said the plot went crazy.

"But if we did it without him giving permission he hit us. He was smart, he never hit us in the face.

"He would nip our skin and twist it around. Or if we were out he would stamp on our foot. We never screamed, we were too scared.

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"At least one of us got hit most days. Meal times were awful. If we didn't want to eat something, he would grind our heads into our food on the plate then make us eat it.

"And if we had a spot or a cold sore on our face he would say we were unclean and make us eat with special cutlery with blue tape on it.

"My happiest memories of childhood are him being away in the pub. He was more violent when he came back but it was worth it to be able to talk and have fun together.

"And he was tight. He cut bars of soap in half and the toothpaste tube into quarters to get every bit out." At 8pm, all the lights apart from the one in the living room went off— and that too was switched off when nearby Hull City played at home. Because then they had to manage with the glow of the floodlights!

He was so mean with housekeeping when the family sat down to Sunday lunch there was often not enough meat, so her mum went without.

Michelle said: "I remember once having driving lessons and for some reason my dad didn't like the way I was being taught.

"He just punched me in the stomach and made me call the instructor. I was so winded I could hardly speak. But I don't remember him hitting the younger kids. Me and Fiona got it most.

"Now I hate what he did to me. But proving him wrong is a huge driving force to succeed. My family without Dad are totally different. Mum has got a new partner and radiates happiness. I adore them all.

"I hope Dad's found happiness now. He was wrong to treat us the way he did. But deep down I love him, he's my dad.

"I hope that he saw me on The Apprentice and thought, ‘'Wow, that's my little girl'."

MICHELLE is giving the fee from this interview to a charity trust supporting one of her close family members.
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She may have had it this bad, she may not have had it so bad. We'll never know, this is the News Of The World and sensationalism sells. If it's all true, and not exaggerated a little, even if a little bit is true, she's had things tough and you have to respect her for what she's achieved and been through.
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Either way - she's either
a) telling the truth
or
b) wants it that much she's sell her father up the river...
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I believe her, she did hint at it in he pre-final eisode at the interviews, but never used it to get further in the programme, unlike Syed: "I had it tough, I'm like you Sir Alan" urgh!

I'm glad she won.
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If you want to know Syed's fate, check out the spoiler.

Spoiler:
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He gets out in the 10th week

(Original post by Inflation)
Spoiler:
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The 2 finalists are ladies and they choose Syed to help him in the tasks.


BTW, if you want to talk baout the spoilers, please keep it in spoiler form.
LOL! For the doubters
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When does the next one start?
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