Barrister Sara Dhada was booted off The Apprentice by Sir Alan Sugar because she failed to defend herself.

Sara, who has been taught to present arguments in court, failed to put her skills to use when she became the latest candidate fired by Sir Alan Sugar last night.

Dhada, from Leicester, was hauled into the boardroom because of her poor sales technique in the latest task, selling wedding dresses at a fair at the Birmingham NEC.

The 26-year-old, who trained as a barrister before going into the family car business, said: “I learnt from The Apprentice that I need to defend myself.

“I seem to be good at defending others. The stress levels were too much. I need to defend myself more when people are attacking me. I need to say, ‘You can’t speak to me like that’.

“I didn’t defend myself properly. I was so tired. I was thinking just let Sir Alan say what he’s got to say, get it over and done with.”

She said Sir Alan was ‘completely wrong’ to say one of her faults was that she did not listen to other people.

She said: “I was shocked when I was fired, but also a bit relieved because I don’t have to go back into that house.

“I’m sure if I got the job with Sir Alan I would be extremely happy but getting there was the problem.

“I come from a background of honesty and professionalism, but some of the candidates seem to have left that behind.”

Other candidates who earned Sir Alan’s displeasure included pretty boy Alex Wotherspoon, who has been on the losing six times yet always seems to end up smelling of roses, and Michael Sophocles, who when on the verge of also being fired started his desperate plea with ‘I don’t want to sound like I’m begging but…’ and then proceeded to beg for another chance.