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The Apprentice winner bags new BBC show – and it’s just weeks away from hitting screens

SERIES 16 The Apprentice winner Harpreet Kaur has scored a new on-screen role with the BBC and it’s just weeks away. 

Dessert parlour owner Harpreet claimed the coveted £250k investment from Lord Alan Sugar when The Apprentice in 2022. 

PAHarpreet won the The Apprentice in 2022 becoming Lord Sugar’s business partner[/caption]

InstagramHarpreet with host a podcast for the BBC’s Asian Network[/caption]

InstagramShe has been featured on the podcast to share her business tips[/caption]

Two years on from her victory, the business owner has bagged a new role with the BBC

The BBC’s Asian Network announced that Harpreet was joining the team on Instagram.

“Harpreet Kaur will be joining the Asian Network as the new host of The Everyday Hustle (Mondays 6am). Her first show will broadcast on 15 April,” the post read.

She is taking over from current host Sonya Barlow, who will have her last show on 25 March.

“Welcome to the family Harpreet and thank you for everything, Sonya,” the statement finished. 

Harpreet has previously been featured on the BBC Asian Network and been featured on the podcast discussing her best business tips, but is now joining the BBC Sounds show on a permanent basis. 

The Apprentice fans were quick to share their support for Harpreet’s new role.

“OMG! Congratulations Harpreet Kaur, you gonna do an amazing job,” one gushed in the comments.

“Absolutely wicked! Looking forward to this,” another praised.

A third said: “Omg congratulations Harpreet! This is wonderful news. I am so happy for you!!”

While a fourth commented, “that’s amazing!”

When did Harpreet win The Apprentice?

Harpreet Kaur appeared on series 16 of the BBC reality series.

The business hopeful from West Yorkshire beat Kathryn Burn in the final boardroom showdown to realise a lifelong dream.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun after her win, she said: “I’m just ecstatic. I’m so happy. I’m proud of myself. I’ve worked really really hard to get to this point.

“Since the age of 18 I’ve just been at it full time. I’ve never stopped, and I feel this is the moment I was waiting for.

“It was absolutely brilliant, and I’ll always remember that moment. Onwards and upwards now.”

Harpreet, whose parents Jas and Pete run a corner shop in Brighouse, hosted a viewing party for her family and friends to watch the finale and help her celebrate her big win

Since winning The Apprentice, Harpreet has used Lord Sugar’s investment to help scale up her Oh So Yum! brand and has launched an online delivery service.

She’s also been featured on the BBC Asian Network sharing her business tips on the podcast The Everyday Hustle, which she is now the permanent host of. 

Who is left in Series 18 of The Apprentice?

Those lucky enough to be still in with a chance of winning the £250K investment into their business are:

Flo Edwards, recruitment consultant 
Foluso Falade, project manager
Maura Rath, yoga company owner
Dr Paul Midha, dental group owner
Phil Turner, pie company owner
Rachel Woolford, boutique fitness studio owner
Raj Chohan, mortgage broker
Steve Darken, management consultant
Tre Lowe, music and wellness entrepreneur

The candidates who have been fired so far on series 18 are:

Noor Bouziane, sales executive – WEEK EIGHT
Virdi Singh Mazaria, music producer – WEEK SEVEN
Sam Saadet, pre and post-natal fitness coach – WEEK SIX
Onyeka Nweze, chartered company secretary – WEEK FIVE
Jack Davies, recruitment director – WEEK FOUR
Amina Khan, pharmacist and business owner – WEEK FOUR
Dr Asif Munaf, wellness brand owner – WEEK THREE
Paul Bowen, pie company director – WEEK TWO
Oliver Medforth, sales executive – WEEK ONE

A relationship blossomed in the boardroom for Harpreet

Harpreet’s personal life has also been thriving since she left The Apprentice – she actually met her current beau in the boardroom. 

Akshay Thakrar also appeared on series 16 of the business competition show, but didn’t make it through as far as Harpreet.

InstagramHarpreet is engaged to Akshay who she met while filming The Apprentice[/caption]

Being competitors on The Apprentice didn’t stop romance from blossoming, though. 

Just a few months after the series ended, Harpreet announced that she and Akshay had begun dating.

In a sweet Instagram post, she wrote: “The best things in life happen unexpectedly. 

“I love sharing my Oh So Yum business journey with you all but this time… it’s a personal one.

“Since coming out of the Apprentice house, my life has been a complete whirlwind in more ways than one.

“Over the past three months, a special someone has swept me unexpectedly off my feet & I cannot wait to see where this journey takes us, Akshay Thakrar,” she gushed.

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