Ruth Badger's Biography

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Ruth Badger from Wolverhampton was 27 when she entered The Apprentice series 2.

Ruth was a Sales Manager, who left school at 16. Before The Apprentice, she had various part time jobs including being a football steward at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Ruth was a senior management executive before joining The Apprentice and says that she's a top salesperson:

"I can sell anything. I love selling."

On Ruth Badger's official website, she explained her motivation for joining The Apprentice:

"I had been frustrated by the performance of the female candidates in the last series and knew I could do better. Plus, the chance to be mentored by Sir Alan Sugar was irresistible, I had to resign my job and go for it!"

Ruth Badger got married in May 2002 to Ian, whom she met when they both worked for Wolverhampton DHSS, but amid various recriminations including stories of Lesbian affairs on Ruth's part, the couple were reportedly getting divorced.

It was close but no cigar for Ruth Badger in The Apprentice series 2. Ruth got into the last two, but, in spite of a good performance in the final programme, Sir Alan Sugar decided to make Ruth's rival, Michelle Dewberry, The Apprentice.

After the series, Ruth set up Ruth Badger Consultancy Limited, which offers sales, motivation and training services.

Ruth Badger also established North West Money, which helps provide finance for homeowners.

She often works 17 hours a day.

It was not long before Ruth Badger was to be back on TV. Badger was hired as the resident expert on Sky One's series The Big Idea.

In 2007, Ruth Badger hosted another Sky One series, Badger or Bust.

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