Celebrity Apprentice participant Patsy Palmer quit the show after a row with teammate Michelle Mone, according to the papers.

The Sun reports that the EastEnders star had to be persuaded by her husband Richard Merkell into returning to the charity show – in aid of Comic Relief – after blowing her top with Mone, founder of Ultimo Lingerie.

“The girls’ team was barbaric,” said fellow teammate Ruby Wax. “The claws were out – big hissy fits.”

And other members of the girls’ team also fell foul of Patsy, including GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips and former Countdown star Carol Vorderman.

“There are moments when Fiona Phillips breaks down after rowing with Patsy. Carol also falls out with her,” a show insider told the paper.

It’s not the first time The Celebrity Apprentice has faced such drama.

On the last series property guru Kirstie Allsop walked out after a row with Knickerbox founder Jacqueline Gold – but she returned the next day.

Patsy and the girls team face a celebrity ‘boys team’ consisting of Jack Dee, Alan Carr, Gok Wan, Jonathan Ross and jeweller Gerald Ratner.

The show will be screened on BBC1 on Thursday and on Friday night during the Comic Relief telethon.