The Apprentice winner Simon Ambrose has revealed the full extent of beaten finalist Kristina Grimes’ devastation.
She was in floods of tears after the result was announced.
“Kristina is devastated – and I’m devastated for her,” he said. “I know how much she thought she was going to win. I always knew I was an outsider.
“She’ll be fine, though. In previous years the runner-up has always gone on to do very well so I’m sure it will be the same working for her. She’ll probably end up working for Sir Alan for a bigger wage then me.”
He may be Sir Alan Sugar’s next apprentice, but it seems Simon Ambrose is harbouring a secret heartache and is pining for his girlfriend who lives in Russia.
The 27-year-old admits he would be happier if his girlfriend was by his side.
The former public schoolboy told The Sun: “I’ve had an on-off relationship with a girl who lives in Russia for the past three years. She’s a singer but I don’t want to name her.
“It’s not easy having a long-distance relationship, especially not one of that distance. She’s a great girl and I love her to pieces but she lives so far away. That’s not a situation that’s likely to change in the near future, sadly.”