The Apprentice 2022 finalists Harpreet Kaur and Kathryn Burn have spoken out about competing with each other ahead of the final episode.

Kaur, 30, and Burn, 29, made it through week 11 after Brittany Carter and Stephanie Affleck were fired by Lord Alan Sugar.

The two are battling it out to win a £250,000 investment from the business mogul.

They have spoken to the PA news agency about becoming friends throughout the competition and working with Lord Sugar.  

This Is Local London: The finalists of the latest series of the BBC programme The Apprentice, Harpreet Kaur and Kathryn Burn with Lord Sugar in the boardroom of Amshold House in Loughton, Essex (PA)The finalists of the latest series of the BBC programme The Apprentice, Harpreet Kaur and Kathryn Burn with Lord Sugar in the boardroom of Amshold House in Loughton, Essex (PA)


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Burn, who owns an online pyjama shop, said: “My closest friend in the whole process, and from really early on, was Harpreet, which is really weird now, that we were roommates (on the show).

“And as the process was going on, we were becoming closer and closer.

"So it’s so weird now that we’re in competition but we’re actually such, such good friends as well.”

Kaur, who runs a dessert parlour and sweet treat delivery company, said: “We were moving through the process hoping to be in the final, we wanted that, so it’s worked out.

“We 100% support each other and will be happy for each other because we know how hard we’ve worked to get to this point, and I’m sure there’ll be success for both of us no matter what, whoever wins.


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 “I’m all about girl power. I always have been. I’m a proper girls’ girl," she added.

“So for me, we’re really diverse as well, the four of us that got through to the interviews, we all have such different personalities and styles and it just proves that you should just authentically be yourself.

“Even in daily life I always find that women seem to spin a lot more plates and seem to absolutely boss it, so I’m so glad that has also come across on this show.

“Not that the guys didn’t work hard but the girls had something special about them.”

Burn also talked about working with Lord Sugar, saying he is not as scary as he seems: “I don’t think he’s that scary even on TV.

"He’s just direct, but a lot of businessmen and women are, you’ve got to be straight to the point and he is.

“He’s not rude, he’s just direct and he’s like that in real life.”

Kaur added: “If you’re a sensitive person you might be offended but if you’re a tough cookie, and you can just take on board the feedback, you’re going to be absolutely fine.

“At the end of the day, don’t apply for the process if you’re going to be intimidated by someone like that, because you’re applying to go into investment with this person.

“So if you’re scared you’re not really going to get anywhere.”

:: The Apprentice final airs on BBC One at 9pm on Thursday, March 24.