Former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry has revealed she’s already fielding calls from next year’s batch of hopefuls.

Just days after the latest series ended, the businesswoman said she’s been contacted by aspiring entrepreneurs looking for tips to make it onto the show.

“I’ve had some people for the next year already that are interviewing saying ‘what do we do about this, what do we do about that’. My advice is don’t ask people, just go and do it,” she said.

“I also think if people need to ask advice in the interview it’s probably not the show for them, because you just need to be yourself. At the end of the day you are who you are. Just be yourself and if it’s the best you can do, what will be will be.”

Michelle, who was crowned the winner of the BBC One show’s second series, landed a job with Lord Sugar, but left to work on her own business ideas.

The 31-year-old, who recently set up family money-saving site LikeBees.com, said she would have been attracted by the show’s new business investment format.

“Working with Lord Sugar made me realise that I wanted to be my own boss and do my own things and I’ve got lots of different ideas. I had my own business before I went into The Apprentice as well, so I would’ve been suited better to the business side of things,” she admitted.

And Michelle insisted the show hadn’t run out of steam just yet.

“The Apprentice can go on for as long as people want to keep watching it,” she added.

“I think it’s got legs for as long as people enjoy it. I don’t know when that’s going to stop, but no time soon I don’t think.”