The Apprentice finalists hit again at ‘sexist’ critics after backlash to all-female episode

THE Apprentice finalists Rochelle Raye Anthony and Marnie Swindells have hit again at criticism over the all-female closing for the second yr working after insisting they ‘deserved’ to be there.

5 girls made it to the interviews stage of the BBC One contest as soon as once more which left the present’s stars open to a barrage of pointless feedback speculating on how worthy they had been to make the ultimate.

Marnie and Rochelle have hit again as sexist critics who questioned in the event that they deserved to be within the closingCredit score: Matt Frost
Marnie was instantly left defending herself from those that labelled the present sexistCredit score: PA
Rochelle proved a worthy secondCredit score: PA

For winner Marnie Swindells, 28, and present runner-up Rochelle Anthony, 35, they silenced their critics by placing on a robust efficiency within the closing which concerned one closing pitch in entrance of a packed room of enterprise and trade professionals.

Shutting down their haters with a knockout efficiency, Marnie stated after her spectacular win on the present: “Lord Sugar is unquestionably sensible sufficient to be selecting folks purely on the benefit of their enterprise plans, he isn’t doing it simply to have 5 girls within the closing once more.

“He’s doing it as a result of we should be there and the suggestion that it was simply to get 5 girls once more actually discredits all of our arduous work as we earned that spot, we did!”

Salon proprietor Rochelle added: “Lord Sugar has seen in us and in me what I believe folks will at all times go by.

“For me, I do care about hair and I do care about make-up and I do not suppose that ought to discredit a lady.”

Marnie, whose fitness center Bronx Ldn has been open in Camberwell for the final three weeks, added of displaying audiences how girls could be profitable in male-dominated industries: “I’ve had so many messages from so many ladies.

“I believe for me specifically, being in such a male-dominated trade it’s notably good as a result of girls are attending to see one other girl taking cost and storming in and simply not taking any discover of the everyday obstacles which can be there.

“It simply goes to point out that in any trade, you possibly can put the work in however it has simply been very nice to get the messages, particularly from the women.

“I’ve additionally now had a whole lot of girls that need to take up boxing which was one in all my motivating elements earlier than opening the enterprise to point out that boxing and my fitness center specifically is absolutely accessible.”

Marnie additionally opened up on her present working relationship with Lord Sugar admitting that the pair had been in common contact however remained coy on the character of their working relationship.

Lord Sugar’s seventeenth enterprise associate stated: “It has all been very hectic, very chaotic however I’m in contact with Lord Sugar.

“We’re nonetheless working via issues and are nonetheless making selections about how greatest to maneuver ahead however we’re in common contact.”

Lord Sugar advised the enterprise hopeful throughout the closing boardroom that he was eager to go in a brand new enterprise route for himself and as such selected to associate together with her and her bold new mission.

Marnie is now working Bronx, a fitness center in London.Credit score: INSTAGRAM/MARNIE SWINDELLS
Lord Sugar was all smiles along with his closing twoCredit score: PA

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