Natasha Scribbins out of 'The Apprentice' final

Thursday July 14, 2011

Natasha Scribbins has said "adios" to a place in The Apprentice final after her team's Mexican restaurant failed to whet Lord Sugar's appetite.

The contestants were tasked with setting up a fast food restaurant.

But Natasha ended up with too much on her plate after claiming her degree in international hospitality management would help her team win.

Industry experts awarded Venture's Caraca's restaurant an average score of just four out of 10.

Her departure leaves Susan Ma, Helen Milligan, Jim Eastwood and Tom Pellereau to fight it out in the final of the BBC One series on Sunday for the chance to be Lord Sugar's business partner.

Venture lost out to team Logic, led by Helen, whose MyPy pie business won the task with an average score of seven out of 10.

In the boardroom, business adviser Karren Brady admonished Venture for the "real carnage" of their restaurant and a "lack of a system that worked".

Recruitment manager Natasha claimed she shouldn't be held responsible for the team's failure, because her degree was "a long time ago".

And she added that she'd never wanted to be a restaurateur.

But Lord Sugar replied: "I did a degree in first aid, I didn't enjoy doing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but I have to do it when it's needed to be done."

Firing her, he said: "Natasha, I can't reconcile some of the things that have happened today...

"You started off like a house on fire but I have found you a little lacklustre in the last few weeks."

Photo: © BBC

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