Apprentice candidate Selina Waterman-Smith has revealed she’s broken her contract with the show, and won’t appear on spin-off show You’re Fired when the time comes.
In the latest episode, Selina had a boardroom disagreement with Karren Brady and Claude Littner, who accused her of a lacklustre approach to selling cat towers at the London Pet Show.
She survived the boardroom eliminations – with a final warning from Lord Sugar – but has since lashed out on Twitter.
Selina, 31, also had some words for Lord Sugar, who scoffed when she told him her events agency had a turnover of £300,000 – and said she’d proven herself over two continents.
According to Digital Spy, the contestant also tweeted to say she wouldn’t be appearing on You’re Fired to discuss her time on the show when the time comes to leave the series.
In a now-deleted tweet, she apparently wrote: “I’ve broken contract with the show and I’m not doing You’re Fired – might be why they’re attacking me so much! Idiots.”
She also complained about the way the candidates are portrayed in the edited programme.
Other candidates have stepped into the row – including Charleine Wain, with whom Selina had a physical altercation off-screen.
The pair had been at loggerheads throughout the third episode of the BBC One reality show, but things took a turn when events agency owner Selina gave her rival “a quick, single push” following a disagreement.
The catfight was not shown on the show, which aired on October 21.
A source close to the programme said: “The incident was witnessed by several members of production. Selina pushed Charleine, and at no point did Charleine initiate physical contact with Selina or respond to Selina’s push.”
A spokesperson for The Apprentice said: “The incident, which resulted in Selina being given a verbal warning, was dealt with quickly and professionally. Both women decided to stay in the process after discussions with the production team.
“We take our duty of care to the candidates very seriously and strongly refute any allegations to the contrary.”
The Apprentice airs on Wednesdays at 9pm on BBC One.