Wednesday’s The Apprentice was a turn up for the books with Lindsay Booth all but firing herself. “I’ve not been the person I thought I would be in the competition,” she admitted to Lord Sugar. In fact, if she hadn’t been fired in the boardroom, Lindsay told us she’d have resigned anyway.
While it may have been a shock for viewers who are far more used to seeing candidates battle it out across the boardroom table to stay in the competition, series 8 candidate Adam Corbally says, “Everyone has that moment.”
“I think if every single candidate’s honest, they all feel like that. If not all the time, at least on the first day. It’s so, so daunting when you’re thrown in.”
It took a lot of courage for her to say she was struggling says Corbally adding that being cut off from friends and family really does add to the pressure.
“You can’t come home and say, ‘Oh, I’ve had a terrible day today, I felt out of my depth.’ You’ve got to constantly put on this persona, otherwise they’ll smell blood and they’ll gang up on you.
“I did really, really feel for her,” Corbally adds.
Although, the businessman has to admit, Lord Sugar probably did feel she took the opportunity away from someone else.
“Lord Sugar has got a heart and he has got a human side, but when it’s in the boardroom, it’s down to business.
“Although I’ve got compassion for her and I feel for her as a human being, you’ve got to look at it realistically. Probably 100,000 people applied this year, she did take up someone’s place that would have had a bit of get up and go in them.”