Michelle Dewberry

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Michelle Dewberry
Born Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Website
Michelledewberry.com

Michelle Louise Faye Dewberry is a British reality television contestant and businesswoman from Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. Dewberry first came into the public eye in 2006 as the winner of the second series of British television programme The Apprentice.[1][2]

The Apprentice[edit]

Dewberry cited her reasons for entering The Apprentice as being for the experience and not the money.[3]

In 2006, Dewberry beat off competition from over 15,000 people to become the winner of the second British series of reality TV show The Apprentice, in which candidates compete for a £100,000-a-year job working for business magnate Sir Alan Sugar. Dewberry's quiet but steely demeanour led to her being nicknamed the "Silent Assassin",[4] and "Steel Pixie"[5] by the British press.

After The Apprentice[edit]

In July 2006, The Sun newspaper revealed that she was pregnant by Syed Ahmed, a fellow contestant on The Apprentice, with whom she had formed a romantic relationship.[6] After being admitted to hospital with stomach pains in August 2006, Dewberry was told that she had lost the baby.[7]

Dewberry has subsequently ceased working for Sir Alan, and runs her own consultancy: Michelle Dewberry Ltd (MDL) and www.chiconomise.com.[8] In total, she worked for him for 11 months.

In 2007, she released an autobiography, Anything is Possible. [9]

In December 2009, Dewberry joined Business Matters magazine as a monthly columnist alongside Duncan Bannatyne [10]

Charity work[edit]

In 2007, Dewberry ran the London Marathon in 4hrs 33mins 20secs to raise funds and awareness for the NSPCC.[11] She completed the 2009 London Marathon in 4hrs 26mins 23secs and is currently in training to compete in the MS Challenger 4 day event to again raise funds for the NSPCC.[12][13]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex-cashier wins TV's Apprentice". BBC News. 2006-05-10. Retrieved 2006-05-11. 
  2. ^ Land, Jon (2006-09-29). "Apprentice winner to quit Alan Sugar's company". 24dash.com. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Episode 11". The Apprentice. Season 2. Episode 11. 60 minutes in. 
  4. ^ "Sir Alan hires Dewberry after winning The Apprentice final", Brand Republic, 11 May 2006
  5. ^ "Chic economics for the chicks", Sunday Times, 26 October 2008
  6. ^ "Michelle: You're sired!". The Sun. 2006-07-22. Retrieved 2006-08-24. 
  7. ^ "Apprentice winner loses her baby". BBC News. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2006-08-24. 
  8. ^ "Apprentice winner quits prize job". BBC. 2006-09-24. Retrieved 2006-09-28. 
  9. ^ Where Are They Now? - The Apprentice | Sir Alan Sugar | MSN TV
  10. ^ "Bannatyne & Dewberry join Business Matters". Business Matters magazine. 2009-11-17. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  11. ^ "Flora London Marathon 2007 Results". London Marathon. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  12. ^ "Celebs run the London Marathon". NSPCC. 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  13. ^ "Flora London Marathon 2009 Results". London Marathon. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 

References[edit]

  • Dewberry, Michelle; Billowes, Mel (2007). Anything is Possible. Orion. ISBN 0-7528-8891-9. 

External links[edit]


Preceded by
Timothy Campbell
The Apprentice (UK) winner
Series 2 (2006)
Succeeded by
Simon Ambrose