Stella English wins The Apprentice

Stella English has won this year’s The Apprentice beating Chris Bates.

In the final task the two candidates had to create a new alcoholic drink, helped out by fellow fired candidates. Stella had been favourite for a number of weeks as she kept a level and steady head throughout the competition. Chris had been noted for his monotone delivery but with a good academic record.

The two hour finale, which featured the final show followed by live interview in studio afterwards attracted an average of 8 million viewers. The new series of The Apprentice is due to air on BBC One next spring.