James Hill and Mark Wright
The winner of The Apprentice 2014, Mark Wright, said in an interview that he doesn't want to collaborate with his fellow contestant and Celebrity Big Brother winner James Hill, because of James's involvement in Big Brother.
Mark Wright, who now is 50-50 partner with Lord Sugar in Mark's digital marketing agency Climb Online, gave an interview in the Daily Star:
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Mark Wright, who bagged Lord Sugar's cash when he won last year's show, says James approached him with an idea after bagging the Big Brother crown.
But he reckons James blew it by prancing around in his pants on TV.
He told the Daily Star Online: "We're still mates and I speak to him regularly on the phone.
"The funny thing is that he wants to get into business and he wants to do business with me.
"He had a business idea he wanted us to do together and I sort of said to him, ‘Mate. I think that ship sailed when you went on Big Brother.’
"It’s all good to go on there and get a lump sum, get in the nude and be a clown but do you think customers are going to spend thousands of pounds with you after you do that?
"You sort of make a rod for your own back.
"A lot of people are so short sighted they say, ‘I want to be asked for selfies in the street, I want a one off £100,000 payment’ and they don’t think about the longterm consequences.
"So I turned him down."
The 26-year-old said he didn't watch his pal on Celebrity Big Brother.
He added: "I’d actually rather rip my eyeballs out than watch that, even with James on it.
"I can see James in real life when I want to, not traipsing around in his pants, shooting cannons and all that stuff."
The entrepreneur, who now runs his own SEO company with Lord Sugar, says he could tell James was more interested in fame while they were on The Apprentice.
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“I’d actually rather rip my eyeballs out than watch that, even with James on it.”
He said: "It’s easy to tell when you’re in the house, you can see which people are there to do serious business and which ones aren’t .
"It’s so, so obvious and it’s quite frustrating because you think ‘imagine if I get fired before someone who is here for the fame.’
"I shared a room with James and he’s a lovely, lovely chap. But he wasn’t really there for the business.
"There are always some that are in it for the fame."
Mark's company, Climb Online, is going strong and will turn over £1.5 million this year.