The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer says who she would ‘snog, marry and avoid’ out of fellow candidates
The winner of The Apprentice 2016 Alana Spencer has revealed who she would ‘snog, marry and avoid’ out of her fellow candidates on the show.
The Apprentice series came to an end on Sunday after Alana Spencer was hired as Lord Alan Sugar’s latest business partner. Her ‘Ridiculously Rich’ cake company obviously appealed to Sugar’s sweet tooth as he decided to offer Alana the £250,000 investment over contender Courtney Wood.
The baker has spoken to the Daily Post about her process on the programme and when asked which of the candidates she would ‘snog, marry and avoid’, she replied: “I will snog Grainne, marry Frances and I couldn’t avoid any of them because that would be mean.”
Alana also confessed that she came close to quitting the programme but thankfully her fellow candidates Grainne McCoy and Frances Bishop talked her into staying: “Week three, before the boardroom I was close to walking but I am glad I didn’t. There is a lot of pressure and I put a lot of pressure on myself.
“It was obvious when I got there that the rest of them knew London to a certain extent and had lived slightly more exciting lives than myself. I enjoy living in the countryside and it was strange to go from small town to big city.
“It took me a while to find my feet. We got a brief chat with our family once a week and being able to talk to them pushed me to stay and a couple of the girls really had my back.
“No one was horrendous although sometimes tasks get the better of you, but the really supportive ones were Fran and Grainne and that and my family support kept me going. They were amazing.
“There was a really good crop of women and I think we all got on a lot better than in previous years, in the past squabbles have got in the way of women doing well.
“Because this time there wasn’t that going on we were all able to focus on the challenge and also help each other.”
Since leaving the series, Alana has already secured a deal for a new production unit in Carmarthenshire.
She said: “The Welsh provenance is very important to me and I have already managed to find a factory since leaving the show at Gower View Foods(Cross Hands). There will be a bakery on the side of the factory and production will stay in Wales which is what I wanted.
“It is so important to have this as a Welsh brand because it is where it all started, so it is very important to keep it here.
“I think there is huge potential, the amount I can turnover myself, if you stir that up and have orders across the country then there is massive potential. I will be up in North Wales promoting the brand, we will have ambassadors in the area.
“I can’t believe everything can change so much in a year, it is an amazing Christmas present.”