The Apprentice hunk James White has been fired from the bedroom by his heartbroken fiancée over his ‘steamy fling’ with a fellow contestant, MailOnline can reveal.
His long-term girlfriend is distraught over claims he ‘couldn’t resist’ PR and marketing girl Jade English in a love triangle that rocked the show.
Now devastated businesswoman Laura Case, who got engaged to smooth-talking IT recruitment boss White, 26, last year, has split with the man she was set to marry over the fling, according to her mother.
Tearful Laura, 25, spent yesterday in bed as rumours of the fling with her boyfriend of four-and-a-half years and Jade broke as her mother Gail said ‘she is so upset’.
Split: Apprentice star James White has separated from fiancee Laura Case, 25, pictured, after four years together over a rumoured romance with fellow show contestant Jade English.
‘Devastated’: Recruitment boss White and his fiancee Laura have broken off their engagement after four years together. Laura told MailOnline from the family home in Wolverhampton that her boyfriend of four and a half years has blocked her on social media
Broken off: Businesswoman Laura had been with Apprentice since 2013. They had a big party with family and friends in November to celebrate their engagement. But her mother Gail has confirmed the couple have now split following claims of a ‘steamy fling’ with Jade English.
Love interest: White reportedly got down to some saucy antics with wannabe entrepreneur Jade, pictured, a PR and marketing girl from Manchester despite bosses encouraging contestants not to get involved with one another
Speaking to MailOnline at the family home in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Mrs Case revealed: ‘They have split up because of this and it’s so upsetting.
‘My daughter has been in bed all day crying her heart out. It’s been an awful day.’
Laura, trying to compose herself, said Birmingham-born White had blocked her on social media since the claims emerged.
‘I don’t know what’s happening or what to think but it’s not very nice and he’s blocked all my social media,’ she said.
The marketing executive for Generation UK was too upset to discuss the relationship breakdown further.
She declined to say if she had dumped him or whether he had called off the engagement.
Distraught: Laura, pictured, is said to be devastated and spent all day in bed yesterday by the claims that fiance White swapped the boardroom for the bedroom on the reality show.
Speaking to MailOnline at the family home in Wolverhampton, Laura’s mother Gail revealed: ‘They have split up because of this and it’s so upsetting. ‘My daughter has been in bed all day crying her heart out. It’s been an awful day.’ Pictured: Laura and White before split.
Romance: Jade, who is one of 18 hopefuls trying to bag Lord Sugar’s support, reportedly shared an intimate clinch with White in the show’s London mansion which houses contestants.
The brunette sobbed: ‘I can’t say, I don’t know, it’s all too much, I’m going to call James.’
The BBC show was rocked by the love triangle as it emerged the two wannabe entrepreneurs got down to some saucy antics away from the boardroom.
And the pair even shared an intimate clinch in the show’s plush London mansion which houses the contestants.
This was despite any sexual interaction being banned by producers.
A show insider told The Sun: ‘Tension had been building between James and Jade during filming.
‘There was clearly an attraction from the beginning. They’re both young and attractive people and they really got along during the process.
Fling: A show insider told said of the reported fling between Jade and James, (pictured): ‘Tension had been building between James and Jade during filming. ‘There was clearly an attraction from the beginning. They’re both young and attractive people and they really got along during the process.’
Contestant: Jade (pictured) and White are said to have seen each other for a few months after filming of the BBC1 show but the relationship fizzled out and they drifted apart, according to reports.
Bosses of Lord Sugar’s hit show – who are remaining tight-lipped – are said to discourage relationships between contestants. A spokeswoman said: ‘There isn’t any comment from the show or candidates.’
‘They couldn’t resist getting to know each other that bit better during their time in the house.
‘Afterwards they kept things going for a while, but relations have cooled off between them since filming ended.’
Bosses are being tight-lipped about the fling. A spokeswoman said: ‘There isn’t any comment from the show or candidates.’
But broken hearted Laura seemed to be clinging to the hope that the romance has been created as a publicity stunt to boost interest in the BBC show – a claim denied by its spokesman.
‘Perhaps they are fuelling rumours, maybe it’s all a publicity stunt but if that’s the case it’s wrong because people are being hurt.’
Jade and James are among 18 candidates competing to secure LORD SUGAR’s £250,000 investment when the show returns to BBC1 at 9pm on Wednesday next week.