Michelle Dewberry's Biography
Who is Michelle Dewberry?Born in Hull, Michelle Dewberry, who was 26 when she entered The Apprentice, now lives in London. Before winning The Apprentice, she was a telecoms consultant.
Explaining why she entered The Apprentice, Michelle Dewberry said:
"I want a successful business person to mentor me and take me to the next level. I like Sir Alan's no-nonsense approach and admire the empire that he has built up from scratch."
Michelle Dewberry and Ruth Badger were the last two standing in The Apprentice series 2. In spite of Ruth's team performing the last task of putting on an event at Tower Bridge better than Michelle's team - in terms of profit and loss, Sir Alan Sugar chose Michelle as the series 2 winner, and hired her as The Apprentice.
Sugar remarked on Michelle Dewberry's drive, ambition and work ethic.
However The Sunday Mirror reported in September 2006 that Sir Alan Sugar and Michelle Dewberry, who had been put in charge of his Xenon Green computer disposal firm, were parting company.
Michelle Dewberry's split from Sir Alan Sugar's Amstrad was later confirmed and she announced that she was establishing a new company, MDL.
Michelle's troubled upbringing was alluded to a couple of times in The Apprentice.
In July 2006 it was reported that Michelle Dewberry had been in an on-off relationship with fellow Apprentice candidate Syed Ahmed. In August 2006 Michelle suffered a miscarriage with Syed's baby and the couple separated a month later.
Michelle has been an Ambassador for the Prince's Trust.
Since The Apprentice she has made appeared on television shows including Celebrity Scissor Hands and Tonight with Trevor McDonald.
Michelle Dewberry has written an autobiography entitled Anything is Possible.
Since The Apprentice, Michelle Dewberry worked as a life coach on Glamour magazine and set up the website Chiconomise.
In an interview with the Halesowen News, Michelle Dewberry advised people to be 'self competitive':
"Set your own standards and know what you want for yourself. There's always going to be people worse than you and better than you so that's when confidence issues can start."
She became a weekly pundit on Sky News's Sunrise breakfast programme.
She then became a regular on the Sky News topical discussion show The Pledge.
In 2017, Michelle Dewberry stood as an independent candidate for Hull West and Hessle but gained just 5.5% of the vote.
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