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Apprentice sacked after scrap task

Business psychologist Edna Agbarha became the latest candidate to be scrapped from The Apprentice - after failing a junk removal challenge.

Edna was rubbished by Lord Sugar after her team failed to make enough money getting rid of waste products.

But the 37-year-old insisted she did not deserve her trashing in the boardroom and laid the blame with project manager Zoe Beresford, who was reduced to tears on day one of the task.

"In this case, Zoe should have gone. Her leadership skills were non-existent, there were no decisions and no strategy, she was quite shambolic. She fell apart by her own admission and Lord Sugar said she fell apart too," Edna said.

The rival teams were given a tipper truck during the two-day challenge to make a profit collecting refuse to dump or sell on.

Team Logic, led by executive assistant Helen Milligan, secured two contracts on the first day of the task by offering to clear out waste from an office with furniture for free, in the hope of selling the items.

Zoe couldn't hold back her sobs after learning her group were empty-handed, and despite a more lucrative second day's scrap-collecting, Team Venture lost the task by just £6.

After sending the winning team to a thermal spa, Lord Sugar turned up the heat in the boardroom. Firing Edna, he said: "I just don't think you and I are going to gel in business."

"Because I was the oldest contestant, I wasn't fazed by many of the things that happened in the house, in the tasks and in the boardroom, so that probably was an asset for me, my experience and my credibility," Edna said.

"I probably downplayed it though. I kept on talking about my three degrees and I underplayed my 14 years of practical experience."

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