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Monday 15 September 2014

Felicity gets axe on The Apprentice

Felicity Jackson says she deserved to get fired from The Apprentice

Trained actress Felicity Jackson made her exit from the high drama of The Apprentice after Lord Sugar gave her the cue: "You're fired."

She received a critical panning from the tycoon in the boardroom - but the 24-year-old admitted she deserved to get booted out.

Felicity, the first female contestant to be shown the door this series, was axed after failing a beauty task.

"I was project manager and the task was awful, it went really badly," she admitted following her team's failure in the fourth challenge.

"I think when it goes that badly you do have to bear some responsibility on the project manager's shoulders and unfortunately that was me."

The rival teams were set the task of picking and mastering two beauty treatments, then selling them on to shoppers in Birmingham.

But Felicity - who has set up her own company specialising in career development for actors - came under fire from Lord Sugar for focusing on selling products instead of treatments. Her team ended up with a loss of £247 while Venture, who opted for cold stone pedicures along with the spray tans, made £203 profit.

After struggling to decide which colleagues to bring back into the boardroom with her, Felicity picked Ellie Reed and Natasha Scribbins - who promptly laid the blame on her.

Firing the project manager, Lord Sugar told her: "This was a disastrous task and a lot of decisions weren't really made."

After the tense showdown the three women left the building without a handshake - but Felicity insisted the less than fond farewell "really wasn't a big deal".

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