Katie is given the Apprentice boot for meatballs sale failure

Team Phoenix's Katie Wright on a tour bus dressed as a pizza slice during the The Apprentice Picture: BBC
Team Phoenix's Katie Wright on a tour bus dressed as a pizza slice during the The Apprentice Picture: BBC
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FORMER University of Portsmouth student Katie Wright became the latest candidate to get the chop from the Apprentice.

Last night’s task on the hit BBC1 show asked the hopefuls to create gourmet street food.

Katie Wright in The Boardroom after she was 'fired' by Lord Sugar in tonight's edition of BBC1's The Apprentice Picture: BBC/PA Wire

Katie Wright in The Boardroom after she was 'fired' by Lord Sugar in tonight's edition of BBC1's The Apprentice Picture: BBC/PA Wire

The self-described “blonde assassin” ended up in Lord Alan Sugar’s boardroom for the third time when she failed to sell Italian food to football fans and tourists by picking the wrong locations.

She was brought in for a boardroom showdown by Phoenix team leader Adam Corbally.

He also brought in fellow contestant Azhar Siddique.

Katie, 26, said: ‘I don’t think Adam ran the task very well and he didn’t actually understand what the task was about.

‘I’m really gutted and, based on this episode alone, I don’t think it was fair.

‘But based on the process as a whole, I can see Lord Sugar might just have been a bit sick and tired of seeing my face in the bottom three.’

Phoenix struggled to sell their premium-priced meatballs and made a profit of £298.

But it wasn’t enough to topple Sterling, who brought in £320 from their Scottish casserole.

Katie said appearing in the boardroom in the first week led to her downfall as the contestants saw her as “weak”.

Stubbington recruitment team leader Ricky Martin, who is on the Sterling team, is still in the hunt for the prize to work alongside Lord Sugar.