PORTSMOUTH board game entrepreneur Rachel Lowe ran the rule over an Apprentice contestant who was kicked off the show last night – and explained why she didn’t have the winning formula.
Rachel, 37, sat on a panel that scrutinised Pamela Uddin’s performance after the latest Apprentice episode on The Apprentice: You’re Fired.
Pamela, an assistant brand manager from Dublin, was fired by Alan Sugar after her team had half the sales of their rivals in a challenge in which they designed and sold board games.
Their game, The Relationship Guru, was deemed offensive as it included sexist questions about men and women’s dislikes – and Rachel and the panel were keen to take Pamela to task over what went wrong.
‘There’s always scope for new ideas and new things but you have got to take in the market you are reaching out to,’ she said.
Rachel, who devised the Destination board games while working as a taxi driver while a student in Portsmouth, was joined by lead presenter Dara O Briain, wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan and stand-up comedian Tiff Stevenson.
Rachel was invited on the show due to her knowledge of board games.
Giving her thoughts on what makes a game successful, she said: ‘A game that works has to be engaging, and when you are playing, you need the other players to be interested in what you are doing.’ She added: ‘If it’s boring then you will get bored and you will stop playing.’
Rachel also gave a rundown of her career to fellow panellists.
‘We have done all the capital cities, regional games like Portsmouth and Southampton and if you said to me 10 years ago I would have a company with 30 editions I wouldn’t believe that,’ she said.
Pamela took fellow team players Daniel Lassman – who devised the questions for The Relationship Guru – and Lauren Riley into the Apprentice boardroom to battle it out for their position.
‘I’m feeling quite gutted,’ Pamela said.
‘I wasn’t expecting to go – I know I made errors but I do feel other people more over the course of the six weeks.’