Michelle Dewberry

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Michelle Dewberry
Born (1979-10-09) 9 October 1979 (age 38)
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Website michelledewberry.com

Michelle Louise Faye Dewberry is an English reality television contestant and businesswoman from Kingston upon 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 she won 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 Lord 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 being admitted to hospital with abdominal pains in August 2006, Dewberry was told that she had lost a baby.[6] She worked for Lord Sugar for 11 months.

After The Apprentice[edit]

Dewberry currently runs a business consultancy.[7]

In 2007, she released an autobiography, Anything is Possible.[8] In December 2009, Dewberry joined the magazine Business Matters as a monthly columnist.[9]

She appeared on ITV gameshow The Chase in 2016 alongside Olympic ski jumper Eddie Edwards and musician Shaun Ryder. She got through to the final with Edwards but failed to beat Paul Sinha. She was awarded £1000 which she gave to a charity for abused women.

In April and October 2017, Dewberry made appearances on BBC's Question Time. She appeared on the programme again in March 2018. She is a host of The Pledge on Sky.

Politics[edit]

Dewberry in May 2017 announced that she would be running as an independent pro-brexit candidate for the 2017 general election in Hull West and Hessle.[10][11][12] She came fourth out of seven candidates, with 5.5% of the vote.

Charity work[edit]

In 2007, Dewberry ran the London Marathon in 4 h 33 min 20 s to raise funds and awareness for the NSPCC.[13] She completed the 2009 London Marathon in 4 h 26 min 23 s.[14][15]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex-cashier wins TV's Apprentice". BBC News. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 11 May 2006. 
  2. ^ Land, Jon (29 September 2006). "Apprentice winner to quit Alan Sugar's company". 24dash.com. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  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. ^ "Apprentice winner loses her baby". BBC News. 23 August 2006. Retrieved 24 August 2006. 
  7. ^ "Apprentice winner quits prize job". BBC. 24 September 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2006. 
  8. ^ Where Are They Now? - The Apprentice | Sir Alan Sugar | MSN TV
  9. ^ "Bannatyne & Dewberry join Business Matters". Business Matters magazine. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry to stand for Parliament". BBC News. Humberside. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  11. ^ Ling, Thomas (5 May 2017). "The Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry to stand for election as Hull West and Hessle MP". RadioTimes. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  12. ^ Campbell, James (5 May 2017). "Former Apprentice star Michelle Dewberry to stand for Hull MP". Hull Daily Mail. Hull: Local World Ltd. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Flora London Marathon 2007 Results". London Marathon. Retrieved 22 November 2011. [permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Celebs run the London Marathon". NSPCC. 1 April 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Flora London Marathon 2009 Results". London Marathon. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

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