Navid Sole of The Apprentice claims that BBC producers ignored him after bullying an opponent contestant.
According to The Mirror, the 27-year-old pharmacist was dismissed from The Mirror’s show after one hopeful called him a “snake” and a “clown” following a failure in a task.
According to some reports, he said that he felt broken after the incident. It was not shown in episode 1. Producers did nothing.
BBC denies the allegations.
Having his say: The Apprentice’s Navid Sole has claimed that producers of the BBC show ignored his pleas for help after a rival contestant on the show bullied him
He told the publication: ‘There were two or three times I wanted to hurt myself because I didn’t know what to do.
“I was afraid they would remove me. I didn’t want these emotions to be shared with producers. My performance was affected by the bullying.
“I went into the house, and I cried because nobody was helping me. My fear was that other contestants might think my crying was weakness.
“Bullying can be a very serious problem. This is a competitive business, but it’s not what I expected.
Difficult: The pharmacist, 27, who was fired from the show last week, claimed one fellow hopeful called him a ‘snake’ and a ‘clown’ after a failed task, according to The Mirror
Navid requested that the rooms be moved in order to not have to live with someone else.
According to the BBC, Navid never made an official complaint about the BBC or informed them that he intended to inflict injury on himself.
It read: ‘Wellbeing of candidates is of paramount importance. A network of experienced support is available before, during, and after the filming process.
‘All contributors signed a code for conduct that would protect welfare and prioritize it. These claims are unsubstantiated, and don’t reflect the implemented measures.
Sad: According to reports, he told his friends that he had broken down following the incident. Episode one was not shown. Producers didn’t intervene.
Harry Mahmood (35), was dismissed in the first episode. He also said that he reported the contestant’s ‘rude, aggressive’ behavior.
Navid said that he’s been visiting a therapist ever since the filming finished and feels “constant anxiety”.
Navid, the candidate who complained of them has refuted these allegations.
This comes just days after Navid spoke to MailOnline in an exclusive interview, saying that after being eliminated from the show, he believed it was Sophie Wilding who should get the boot.
Navid stated that 32 year-old cocktail bar owner ‘threw him under a bus’ when they were competing on the same team to produce booze-free versions for the country’s most popular tipples.
But teamwork failed to make the dream work, evidenced in their boardroom clash where Cheltenham-born Sophie criticised Navid’s lack of input – something he vehemently disagreed with.
In an exclusive interview the budding entrepreneur stated that he felt like Sophie had thrown him under the bus. She should have fired me because I had the highest sales volume than Steph. [Affleck]Amy [Anzel]Sophie and Sophie are combined.
“If you sell more, that is a good sign. I would have done the pitch if there was no sale, or I didn’t contribute. Sophie removed me again from the pitch!
Accusations. Navid claimed that he’s been visiting a therapist ever since the filming finished and feels “constant anxiety”.
“In the Boardroom, she used this as a target. She said, “Oh Navid, your contribution wasn’t much.” I knew that she was going that route. I was true to my self, and I did fight for it at the end. And I don’t take s**t from anyone!’
The Londoner admitted that Sophie had been ‘blacklisted’ but he joked that it was true. He hopes the actors will be free to relax after the fiasco is over.
When questioned on what he’d do differently, he quipped: ‘I would’ve been a bit more of a b****h!’ before adding, seriously, ‘I should’ve raised my voice more.’
Navid might not have revealed the secrets behind the scenes, but he did share his frustrations about the tiny beds.
“The house stunned me. Our beds were tiny. I could feel my legs sticking out from the bed. It was getting me only three to four hours of sleep. My face looked horrible, and I was unable to care for it.
“It is a huge transition from a king-size bed covered in Versace to one bed with just one duvet. He said, “I am a man who can have five pillows around my neck!” He said.
The Nicki Minaj super fan also entertained with stories of his ‘s****y cooking, which he divulged had caused a bout of diarrhoea among the group.
Honest: This is after Navid spoke out to MailOnline about his exit from the show. He stated that he believes Sophie Wilding should have won the competition.
Shama Amin was willing to accept the less-than-amateur chef under her wing, but she was unable to do so because of the severe pain that she experiences with her rheumatoidarthritis.
Navid paid tribute to Shama, the nursery owner, during an interview. You can see that she is passionate about women empowerment. Her teachings have been invaluable, particularly in the area of cooking. She showed me how to make chicken curry.
She was inspirational. Shama and me would not be in a situation where we had to compete with each other. I wouldn’t throw money at someone. She should be well soon.
Navid reiterated over and over that he believed he was true to himself during the difficult process.
“I truly want to find love. I have never experienced love from another person. Now is the time to give up my virginity.
‘People always have this assumption I’ve been given stuff because of my parents but that’s not the case – I am actually a very hardworking pharmacist,’ he said.
The Apprentice continues next Thursday at 9pm on BBC One, followed by You’re Fired on BBC Two. You can watch the live broadcast on BBC iPlayer or on-demand.
Navid, Clash: Navid claimed that the 32-year old owner of the bar had thrown him under the bus when they were competing on the same team to produce booze-free versions the country’s most popular tipples