Fired Apprentice contestant Paula Jones has branded teammate Ben Clarke a ‘bully’ after they clashed in the boardroom.

Paula was fired from the BBC1 show by Sir Alan Sugar after he appointed her project manager of Empire and challenged the teams to make cosmetic products.

She delegated production costings to teammates Ben, 22, and Yasmina Siadatan, 27, but when a miscalculation led to costs reaching £1,141.24 and they lost the task, Ben went on to deny all responsibility and a heated boardroom row ensued.

Paula said: “Ben became completely unnecessarily aggressive towards me.

“I think he took it personally that I took him into the boardroom. He accepted no responsibility whatsoever and just behaved like a child, like a bully.”

She went on: “He’s very, very opinionated about everybody he comes into contact with and if you’re going to behave in that way you’ve got be pretty slick yourself and he just isn’t. The lad’s a no-mark.

“And it won’t surprise me if he gets fired fairly soon, because nobody likes a bully.”

The 29-year-old human resources consultant from the West Midlands has no regrets about being fired after being complimented by Sir Alan on her product of sandalwood and seaweed soap and her management skills.

She said: “I had a brilliant firing and you couldn’t ask for any more that that.

“I was a good team manager, I’ve got a lot to offer, my product was fantastic.

“I’d clearly delegated the costings away – I’m aware of my own strengths and the people that I was relying on to deliver on the one area where I couldn’t didn’t do that for me.”

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