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The Apprentice EXCLUSIVE: Marianne Rawlins thinks Lord Sugar ‘just didn’t like me’

The Apprentice EXCLUSIVE: ‘The fundamental problem was that Lord Sugar just didn’t like me!’ Marianne Rawlins knew the business mogul ‘wasn’t feeling it’ from week FOUR

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The Apprentice’s Marianne Rawlins claims Lord Sugar didn’t particularly like her – which led to her eventual firing from the show.

The California-native, 36, was the second to be axed as part of a double-sacking on Wednesday’s episode of the BBC reality series, and told MailOnline afterwards that she felt that the business mogul wasn’t a fan of her’s since as early as week four.

‘I don’t think anything would have got me to the end [of the process]. Lord Sugar couldn’t relate to me,’ Marianne told us exclusively. ‘That was the fundamental problem. And I started getting that feeling from about week four.

Speaking out: The Apprentice’s Marianne Rawlins claims Lord Sugar didn’t particularly like her – which led to her eventual firing from the show

‘I think he just misunderstands me. I could just tell he wasn’t feeling it. There was a disconnect. He mis-pegged my intentions, he didn’t like me.’

Marianne admitted that there were definitely ‘many things I could have done differently’ and that she ‘made a lot of mistakes’ but that ‘these things are easy to pick apart afterwards’.

Not only was there seemingly a touch of bad blood between her and Lord Sugar, but also with fellow candidate Ryan-Mark Parsons.

Farewell: The California-native, 36, was the second to be axed as part of a double-sacking on Wednesday's episode of the BBC reality series

Farewell: The California-native, 36, was the second to be axed as part of a double-sacking on Wednesday’s episode of the BBC reality series

Last week, talking to MailOnline, he branded Marianne ‘a pernicious troll’. 

In response to this, Marianne said: ‘I have to keep in mind when it comes to [19-year-old] Ryan-Mark that I have been in business as long as he’s been alive. So everything he says, I take with a pinch of salt.

‘He seems to have decided I have some sort of vendetta against him. Which I really don’t. He was rude and oftentimes inappropriate, that’s just how it was. It doesn’t mean I didn’t like him. I didn’t dislike him. I even see good in him. It’s just that he’s rude and inappropriate 90 percent of the time.’

Butting heads: She told MailOnline afterwards that she felt that the business mogul wasn't a fan of her's since as early as week four

Butting heads: She told MailOnline afterwards that she felt that the business mogul wasn’t a fan of her’s since as early as week four

In Wednesday’s episode, Marianne was tasked with choosing a track to use with an ad campaign.

Working alongside Thomas Skinner – who was also fired from the show on the latest episode – they landed a song that needed remixing, which Marianne had to provide vocals for.

‘I am a mediocre singer at best, so that wasn’t an ideal situation. They actually turned my mic right down and the volume right up so that I couldn’t hear myself when I was recording it,’ she said.

Opening up: 'I don’t think anything would have got me to the end [of the process]. Lord Sugar couldn’t relate to me,' Marianne told us exclusively

Opening up: 'I don’t think anything would have got me to the end [of the process]. Lord Sugar couldn’t relate to me,' Marianne told us exclusively

Opening up: ‘I don’t think anything would have got me to the end [of the process]. Lord Sugar couldn’t relate to me,’ Marianne told us exclusively

Honest: Marianne admitted that there were definitely 'many things I could have done differently' and that she 'made a lot of mistakes' prior to her elimination

Honest: Marianne admitted that there were definitely ‘many things I could have done differently’ and that she ‘made a lot of mistakes’ prior to her elimination 

Of Thomas, despite the pair clashing over the commission and the song choice, Marianne had nothing but praise for him.

‘I loved working with Thomas. He brings out the best in people. He builds up your confidence and makes you think you can do anything,’ she gushed. ‘When you’re in a bad situation he makes you feel like it will be okay.

‘Basically though, he’s lovely to work with but terrible to manage.’

But there’s one candidate Marianne is backing: Scarlett Allen-Horton.

‘I want Scarlett to win. She’s just excellent and she deserves to,’ she said.

The Apprentice returns next Wednesday at 9PM on BBC One.

Challenge: In Wednesday's episode, Marianne was tasked with choosing a track to use with an ad campaign.

Challenge: In Wednesday’s episode, Marianne was tasked with choosing a track to use with an ad campaign.

Doomed from the start:  Working alongside Thomas Skinner - who was also fired from the show on the latest episode - they landed a song that needed remixing, which Marianne had to provide vocals for

Doomed from the start:  Working alongside Thomas Skinner – who was also fired from the show on the latest episode – they landed a song that needed remixing, which Marianne had to provide vocals for

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