Top header Banner
Top header Banner
Middle top Banner

Shazia Hussain of ‘The Apprentice’ on bullying claims during current season

Shazia Hussain, candidate on the current season of ‘The Apprentice,’ recently said she felt bullied by teammates to the point where she had to make a complaint to the BBC.

In the third episode of the series the candidates were challenged to create a cartoon aimed at two-to-four-year-olds. Hussain came up with the idea of an Indian giraffe called Yogita, which she says was the catalyst to her being bullied, reports MyLondon.

In a TikTok video she said: “I was actually really attacked for the name Yogita. I can confirm happened really severely off camera but the footage that they did capture on camera didn’t make it into the edit because I think that the viewers would have found it really disturbing.”

She added, “In all seriousness, in all of my career I’ve never ever felt as bad as I felt when they removed me off that pitch because my experience in reality would have been an asset on that pitch and because I was so passionate about Yogita.”

Hussain went on to say, “I’m an Asian female and we’re talking about representation and after that task I did actually have to report it. In all seriousness, I actually felt unsafe in that house living with that level of animosity that was directed at me.”

A BBC spokesperson said they investigated the concerns and replied, “As soon as Shazia raised a concern an investigation was conducted and she received in-person support from senior members of the production team. The Apprentice has a strict code of conduct, we take all complaints very seriously and investigate when needed. As a result, when action is required, we take it. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment. Duty of care to all our candidates is our highest priority.”

‘The Apprentice; is hosted by Lord Alan Sugar.

Stick with for more updates.