Star of TV show The Apprentice, Syed Ahmed, 31, has escaped jail after being caught drink driving for the fourth time.

Yesterday he pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and failing to give a specimen. He got a suspended jail term and 500 fine. Met officers found he was three times over the limit.

Thames magistrates heard that Ahmed was suffering from stress at the time as he had just been “fired” from the show and his mother had been diagnosed with cancer.

He was given a two-month suspended sentence and banned from driving for three years.