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Apprentice star Brett: 'Selina was pampered on show'

The Apprentice hopeful Brett Butler-Smythe has claimed Selina Waterman-Smith was pandered to by show bosses throughout her time on the series.

The Apprentice candidate Selina Waterman-Smith was "mollycoddled" during her time on the show, according to her competitor Brett Butler-Smythe.

The blonde businesswoman was the latest hopeful to be fired by Lord Alan Sugar on Wednesday night's (02Dec15) episode of the BBC1 show. Before her exit Selina had hit out at TV bosses, branding them "disgusting liars" and claiming the whole series was a fix.

However, fellow contestant Brett claims that couldn't be further from the truth, and that execs did everything to keep her happy throughout.

“She has portrayed herself as a victim who has been neglected by the production team - but she was the one who was mollycoddled," he told Britain's The Sun newspaper. "They bent over backwards to aid her through the process.”

And Brett can even pinpoint when he believes this special treatment began. He explained that Selina was going to stage a walkout on the programme at one point, which apparently led to the crew doing everything in their power to ensure she was "satisfied". One of these things was getting her own personal cab from the house to the studio in order to avoid feeling "weak". "And she would still rip into everyone who tried to help her," Brett sighed.

Despite her team-mates ganging up on her during the latest episode, especially in the boardroom with the boss, Selina put on a strong front after her firing aired. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday night (02Dec15), the entrepreneur responded to both positive and negative tweets from the public. One user questioned what Alan's right-hand-woman Karren Brady meant when pointing out that Selina's mood gets the best of her.

"Best way to undermine a woman in business: say she's emotional or sexually objectify her. They did both to me! So obvious," Selina replied, complete with an emoji scrunching its eyes up and poking out its tongue.

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