Fans of former Apprentice winner Stella English will know that since she took on Lord Alan Sugar at a tribunal – she issued legal proceedings after claiming the job she was promised with the mogul’s company failed to materialise – and lost, the press have turned on her and she’s been vilified by several tabloids…
And that criticism has taken on new fervor since Stella appeared on ITV breakfast show Daybreak recently, where she spoke of her financial woes since she lost the tribunal case, remarking that she’s in danger of losing everything she owns and may need to consider “signing on”.
On the day of that appearance, Stella was spotted shopping in top London store Harrods, and inevitably, it was assumed she was far from “broke”, however, her representative later claimed Stella was at the store to collect a gift from her mother.
Today, The Sun reports, “APPRENTICE winner Stella English is living it up on a luxury hol after telling Lord Sugar she is broke. “She spent time on the beach and in designer stores weeks after saying in court she had just £200 in the bank.”
However, her spokesman said, “Stella was treated to the holiday by a friend,” and Stella has exclusively told us, “Don’t judge a book by its cover; there’s two sides to every story.”
The harassed mum added, “On meeting me people regularly make the same comment… “Like, ‘Stella you’re so nice, I thought you were going to be a bitch!’ “I’m a very caring, sensitive and generous person.
“I’m just a working Mum and a young woman trying to find my way in life.”
She concluded, “I’m not scared to say what I think, and sometimes that gets me in trouble.”
Do you think that some sectors of the press have purposefully set out to vilify Stella? Or do you think she’s being portrayed fairly?
Let us know, but for now, here’s a reminder of her time on The Apprentice…