Ian Stringer's Biography

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Ian Stringer was a 26-year-old software sales manager for a computer company, living in Flitwick in Bedfordshire, when he entered The Apprentice series 4.

In week 3 of The Apprentice, Sir Alan Sugar appointed Ian Stringer as team leader of the men's team, who lost to the women's team.

Ian chose to bring back Simon and Kevin to the boardroom, but it was Ian whom Sir Alan Sugar chose to fire.

The son of a chef, born in Blackpool, Ian Stringer gained 8 GCSEs and then got a job at Dixons as a sales assistant and worked his way up to store manager and then went on to Dixon's HQ working on staff development.

At the time of The Apprentice, Ian Stringer was separated, but had a 2-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son.

Ian Stringer had a No. 8 hit in 2006 when he rewrote the lyrics to Tony Christie's Amarillo for Sport Relief.

Before The Apprentice was broadcast The Daily Mail ran an article claiming that Ian Stringer was a radio sports presenter and had been employed by the BBC for about five years:

"Mr Stringer, who is a regular voice on BBC Three Counties Radio based in Luton, applied for the show in the normal way by going to a series of auditions ... Stringer, who largely reports on Wycombe Wanderers and MK Dons football games, is now back at the broadcaster with the corporation's blessing."

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