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Kate Walsh's Biography

 
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Kate Walsh was a 27-year-old licensing development manager (BDM) living in Hampshire when she became runner-up in The Apprentice series 5.

Kate along with the eventual winner Yasmina Siadatan reached the final two of The Apprentice.

In the final of The Apprentice, Lord Sugar said that Kate and Yasmina were the best finalists he had ever had on the show.

Kate Walsh used to be a BDM at Marston's, which she joined as a graduate trainee and rose up the ranks to be a marketing executive and then a BDM.

Three years before The Apprentice, Kate Walsh joined Starbucks.

Kate Walsh has a BSc in Psychology and Management. She got a first class degree.

She was born in Staffordshire and grew up in Hednesford. She went to Blake High School.

Kate Walsh's father worked in the mines and her mother was a dinner lady. When she was 16, her parents divorced. Her mother later married a deputy headmaster.

Stacey Falamarzi, assistant head teacher at Blake High School, described Kate Walsh as massively popular at the school and very business-like.

Kate Walsh is a fan of indie music, and enjoys cooking, snowboarding and gym workouts.

Before The Apprentice was broadcast The Mirror revealed that Kate Walsh and Phillip Taylor had a full-blown romance in between the tasks in The Apprentice.

Although The Mirror later downplayed Kate and Phillip's romance to a snog, in April 2009, they reported that Apprentice candidates Kate Walsh and Phil Taylor were back together.

In June 2009, The Mail published an interview with Kate Walsh about life during and after The Apprentice.

On 3 July 2009, The Sun reported that Kate Walsh and Phillip Taylor had got engaged.

In August 2009, Media Guardian reported that Kate Walsh alongside Ian Wright and Melinda Messenger would present a nightly Channel Five show, Live From Studio Five.

In February 2011, Kate Walsh replaced Denise van Outen, who pulled out, as the co-host of OK! TV on Channel Five.



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