The Apprentice: Derry girl Leah vows to wow Lord Sugar

Derry girl Leah Totton ( far right) will battle to be Lord Sugar's next Apprentice
Derry girl Leah Totton ( far right) will battle to be Lord Sugar's next Apprentice

A 24 year-old Derry doctor, who has also worked as a model, will represent the north in this year’s television series of the Apprentice.

Leah Totton, now lives and works in London, will compete against 16 candidates in the show for the chance to work with business mogul Lord Alan Sugar.

Describing her work ethic Leah, who trained in Harley Street and set up a company which specialises in skin rejuvenation alongside her work as an NHS doctor, said: “I’m very hard working and feel I can bring youth, vibrancy, enthusiasm and a touch of class to any business I’m part of.”

Meanwhile the show’s host Lord Sugar has admitted he is tempted to step into the firing line and try out life as a contestant on the show.

The businessman, who returns to BBC One next week with the ninth series, said the show had “longevity”, but it would be up to the corporation to decide its future.

He said: “If it’s interesting television, I’m sure the BBC will continue to commission it.”

He joked: “If we do a 10th series, I’m going to put a mask on and go the other side for a little while.”

And he said he was not a big fan of watching himself on the TV, saying: “By about the 11th episode I do get a bit sick and tired of seeing myself on screen.”