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Eleanor Carlingford (left) talks to two of the contestants on The Apprentice

Eleanor Carlingford (left) talks to two of the contestants on The Apprentice

Eleanor Carlingford (left) talks to two of the contestants on The Apprentice

A Co Down artist has featured in the latest episode of BBC show The Apprentice.

Eleanor Carlingford, who was born in Newry but grew up in Kilkeel, had her work picked by a team of contestants who travelled to Glasgow to meet with artists.

They then select two and attempt to sell their work to art lovers and corporate clients.

Ms Carlingford, who has lived in Scotland since she was 18, was chosen by the winning team. She said she got involved in the programme after being approached through Art Pistol, which is the studio she works with.

Her career took off after she got the opportunity to train at the Glasgow School of Art at the age of 45.

Despite living away from home for many years, this part of the world plays a key role in her work.

She adopted the surname Carlingford as a tribute to Carlingford Lough.

Her actual surname is Ironside.

Belfast Telegraph