The Apprentice 2011: Tom Pellereau to front his own BBC science based TV show
Tom Pellereau has reportedly been approached about fronting his own science and technology TV show.
The 31-year-old inventor triumphed over Helen Louise Milligan, Jim Eastwood and Susan Ma on Sunday’s final of BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’and it is thought that TV bosses were impressed by his likeable manner and think he would be perfect for an educational series.
An insider explained: “Executives have been really impressed with the way he came over on TV. He is probably one of the most personable ‘Apprentice’ winners and something of an underdog, which always goes down well with the British public.
“The BBC would love to do more with him. There is definitely a gap in the market.”
Tom has a natural passion for making science and technology accessible to the public and speaking to The Sun, he excitedly explained:
“A lot of people have stopped me in the streets wanting me to help them with their inventions. This country is amazing at creating new things.
“We have been behind so many of the best inventions and technologies. Hopefully I will inspire others, particularly children.”
‘The Apprentice’ experience may not have set Helen Milligan up in her own business venture but her old employer Greggs Bakery have revealed that they offered her a sizeable promotion and the promising businesswoman will now be head of retail in the South East for nationwide chain.
She said: “I am more suited to being an employee in the corporate world than an entrepreneur. I was very lucky that Greggs gave me time off to do ‘The Apprentice’.
“They are a really good company to work for.”