Leah is 6/1 favourite

Programme Name: The Apprentice - TX: 07/05/2013 - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Embargoed for publication until: 30/04/2013 - Picture Shows: The Apprentice: Series 9''Back L-R: Francesca MacDuff-Varley, Rebecca Slater'                'Front L-R: Natalie Panayi, Luisa Zissman, Uzma Yakoob, Sophie Lau, Jaz Ampaw-Farr, Leah Totton Natalie Panayi, Luisa Zissman, Uzma Yakoob, Sophie Lau, Jaz Ampaw-Farr, Leah Totton, Francesca MacDuff-Varley, Rebecca Slater - (C) Boundless - Photographer: Jim Marks

Programme Name: The Apprentice - TX: 07/05/2013 - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Embargoed for publication until: 30/04/2013 - Picture Shows: The Apprentice: Series 9''Back L-R: Francesca MacDuff-Varley, Rebecca Slater' 'Front L-R: Natalie Panayi, Luisa Zissman, Uzma Yakoob, Sophie Lau, Jaz Ampaw-Farr, Leah Totton Natalie Panayi, Luisa Zissman, Uzma Yakoob, Sophie Lau, Jaz Ampaw-Farr, Leah Totton, Francesca MacDuff-Varley, Rebecca Slater - (C) Boundless - Photographer: Jim Marks

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The Derry doctor attempting to win this year’s series of The Apprentice has been tipped by the bookies as 6/1 favourite to win the popular television show.

Leah Totton, 24, may have been on the losing team on both of the first two episodes but it hasn’t lowered her chances of taking home the £250,000 investment from Lord Alan Sugar.

Currently based in London, the entrepreneur was a pupil at Lisnagelvin Primary School and Foyle and Londonderry College before she qualified as a
doctor.

As part of her application for the ninth series of the Apprentice Leah sated that she was “very hard working and feel I can bring youth, vibrancy, enthusiasm and a touch of class to any business I’m part of.”

These skills have already been put to the test as she was appointed sub-team leader in the first episode, while taking on sales pitches in both episodes.

In episode one her sub-team managed to sell all of the items they had to flog before a 4.30pm deadline, making total sales of £839.30.

But it wasn’t enough to keep them from being brought back to the boardroom by Lord Sugar.

However her methodical approach saw her avoid being in the final three.

In episode two she didn’t feature as prominently, but when she did she shone, selling two kegs of her team’s flavoured beer for £90 each.

Again, this contribution saved her from landing a spot in the dreaded final three.

In the spin-off show, ‘You’re Fired’. on BBC2 on Tuesday evening Leah was also pinpointed as “someone to watch”. Green and Black’s founder Jo Fairley said she was “cool-headed and calm in a crisis, which is needed in business”, while another panel member said “I love an Irish girl, they always come out on top!”

The ninth series of The Apprentice continues next Wednesday 15th May on BBC1 at 9pm.