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'Gobby' Apprentice hopeful fired

Majid Nagra reveals his tips for who's going to win The Apprentice, and jokes that Sir Alan might have been jealous of his beard.

Majid Nagra
Majid is a business development manager from Coventry

Are you gutted to be fired?

I was absolutely gutted, I honestly thought James would get fired 'cause he's been in the boardroom twice, he's project manager and he failed, and he pees his pants when he's in the boardroom. There's not much you can add to his resume so I honestly thought he was a goner.

Sir Alan accused you of sitting on the fence - is that fair?

I don't think it is, to be fair, 'cause if you look back on the weeks, the Olympic theme was mine, I put my neck on the line there. It wasn't my idea to dress up in togas, aiming to show off our wonderful physiques, but the theme was a big thing and I put my neck on the line there.

In the first week as well, at St Pancras where we were cleaning shoes I got that contract for free, so I did contribute, and whatever James asked me to do on this task I did it. When it was time to put yourself forward to do something I volunteered, but if the project manager was not choosing me, there's nothing more that I could do.

How far did you think you'd get?

Maybe I was a bit quiet, but the thing is I've got a big mouth
Majid Nagra

I honestly thought I'd get to the final stages, that's the honest truth. Not being big-headed or anything, I honestly thought, looking at the candidates as well, that I'd definitely get through to the final stages but unfortunately for me Sir Alan didn't think that and he stuck his finger up at me and said, 'You're fired'.

How was the whole experience for you?

As a whole, it was great - I've met some really great people in there, I've made some friends that I think I'll be in touch with for the rest of my life, the production team have been great and it's been an awesome experience, you know, you can't go wrong.

How do you all get on when you're in the house? Is there any tension or do you leave the day's business behind?

I think you've hit the nail on the head there. As soon as we finish work we come back home and everyone just relaxes - everybody got on with everybody. When I was there for the three weeks I never saw no tensions and I never saw no-one bickering or fighting, and everyone just got on as one big family. I think that was the best thing about it, because we could leave the boardroom and everything else there and come back and relax at home.

What's it like seeing yourself on telly?

It's really weird seeing yourself on TV. You're like, 'Oh my god, that's me'. The family are really happy, really proud, but obviously a little bit gutted that I didn't get as far as I should have got. But it's just one of those things - I either cry about it, or I learn from my mistakes and put it into the practical world and do well in life.

What do you think is the over-riding reason you went?

Philip Taylor
Majid reckons Philip Taylor is a dead cert to win the series

I still don't know, I was hoping you could tell me that. Maybe I was a bit quiet, but the thing is I've got a big mouth, and I was thinking if I go there all gobby-gobby, rah-rah-rah-rah, Sir Alan's gonna think, 'Oh my god, we've got a big mouth here' - sometimes he likes it, sometimes he doesn't, so I thought if I did the 'actions speak louder than words' thing, hopefully he'll know I'm doing enough. But if I was in the boardroom and I was a bit in his face, saying, 'Yeah, Sir Alan, this is what I did, look at me, wow, my name's Maj', I don't think he would have fired me. I don't know, but there you go.

Who's next to go, and who do you want to win?

Philip 'The Power' Taylor will win it, without a doubt. He's just the complete package, he's confident, he's got great business acumen, he gets on really well with Sir Alan Sugar, the reason they won this week's task was because of his idea. I think Kimberley will probably go soon, or James, one of those two, because I honestly still think they're the weakest links. Katie I think would be a dark horse. She comes across as, yeah, she's blonde and this and that, but she really is clever, really is sharp, and I think she'll do well.



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