Lord Sugar has paid his respects to the family of former Apprentice candidate Stuart Baggs, who was found dead on the Isle of Man on Thursday morning.
terrible news Stuart Baggs has died. My sincere condolances to his family and friends RIP one of the stand out characters of the apprentice
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) July 30, 2015
Twenty seven year old entrepreneur Baggs appeared on the BBC1 show in 2010 when he was 21, becoming at the time its youngest ever contestant. He made it to the semi-finals before he was fired, and today Lord Sugar said he was “one of the stand-out characters of The Apprentice”.
Other former Apprentice stars have also been sharing their tributes to ‘The Brand’ Baggs after police confirmed they had discovered his body at a property on the Isle of Man.
2012 Apprentice winner Ricky Martin said he was “shocked” at the news, 2013 runner-up Luisa Zissman called him one of her favourite ever contestants and and 2011 winner Tom Pellereau said Baggs was probably the most memorable contestant in the show’s history.
— Ricky Martin (@RickyMartin247) July 30, 2015
RIP Stuart Baggs. Possible the most memorable ever @bbcapprentice candidate. My thoughts and prayers go to his family & friends.
— Inventor_tom (@inventor_tom) July 30, 2015
2013 winner Leah Totton recalled one of Baggs’s best-known one-liners: “I’m not a one-trick pony, I’m not a 10-trick pony, I’m a whole field of ponies.”
Just heard the sad news that Stuart Baggs has died. His "I'm a whole field of ponies" line was one of my fav ever from The Apprentice. RIP x
— Dr Leah (@DrLeahTotton) July 30, 2015
And series ten contestant Solly Akhtar said Baggs “ruled the boardroom” during his time on the show.
— Solomon Akhtar (@sollyakhtar) July 30, 2015
2011 contestant Melody Hossaini and 2012 Young Apprentice finalist Maria Doran both added their voices online.
Shocked & saddened to hear about the passing of fellow apprentice candidate Stuart Baggs. RIP.
— Melody Hossaini (@Melody_Hossaini) July 30, 2015
Terrible news to hear Stuart Baggs has died at age 27. One of the best Apprentice characters! #RIP
— Maria Doran (@Doran_Maria) July 30, 2015