A candidate participating in the latest series of learner The BBC has left the show.
In scenes shown as part of Thursday’s episode (January 20), Lord Sugar will learn that Shama Amin is going out of process.
In the episode, Amin, 41, tells Sugar, 74, that she has “made the difficult decision to skip the procedure” because of the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
The physical demands of the show coupled with pain have forced Amin to leave the series.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term disease that occurs when the immune system turns on the body and attacks the cells that line the joints.
The condition often strikes in the teens or twenties and may be linked to genetics. It is more common in women than in men.
In the episode Amin says: “Mentally, I was strong enough to move on. But my body was not letting me move on. So I had no choice but to make such a difficult decision.”
The businessman, who owns a nursery, praised fellow contestants for “supporting” them.
to speak on a show Tom Allen, fellow show host on Tuesday (January 18) you’re fired, said: “It’s so sad because she is absolutely brilliant and such a smart person and such a lovely person.
“And all the candidates I know were really devastated that they had to leave the process early. She would have really gotten ahead of the competition. I’m sure she’ll do great things.”
This means that in the next episode two candidates will leave the competition. Amin’s departure follows the firing of Harry and Connor in the first two episodes.