The Apprentice: Karren Brady defends Kathyn Burn after fans ‘sexualise’ her


Karren has jumped to support Kathryn amid inappropriate comments (Picture: Getty/Rex)

Karren Brady has publicly supported The Apprentice runner-up Kathryn Burn after she slammed viewers for ‘sexualising’ her.

Kathryn, who lost in the final to Harpreet Kaur, stated she is ‘allowed’ to be glamorous and run a successful business at the same time, after viewers posted inappropriate comments on her Instagram.

The pyjama entrepreneur said to The Sun: ‘It was like, “How dare she be in a bikini and be a businesswoman.”

‘People were saying that because we wore bikinis, ur business plans must be s***.

‘But I’m allowed to do that as well as work hard and own a business. They sexualised us.’

She has now received support from Lord Sugar’s trusted aide, as Karren wrote in her Sun column today: ‘Isn’t it annoying that, according to Kathryn, some fans of the show have “sexualised” the female contestants for posing in bikinis on Instagram?’


West Ham United executive vice-chairman Baroness Karren Brady ahead of the game.

‘What an outdated and archaic attitude some people have’ (Picture: EMPICS Sport)

She added that Kathryn should be ‘allowed to celebrate her glamorous side as well as working hard and owning a company’, pointing out the ‘endless’ list of women who have both brains and beauty.

‘What an outdated and archaic attitude some people have.’

Despite coming second in Lord Sugar’s competition, Kathryn revealed she wouldn’t change anything after fearing she’d be fired multiple times in the process.


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Kathryn lost out to Harpreet Kaur (Picture: PA)

Asked if there was anything she would have done differently in the finale, she told Metro.co.uk and other press: ‘Not really, I’m really proud of my performance in the final.

‘Lord Sugar chose Harpreet because he thought she was the right business person for him – and that’s absolutely fine. I wouldn’t change anything, to be completely honest with you.’

The Apprentice is available to watch on BBCiPlayer.

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