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The Apprentice's Lottie Lion blasts BBC and says she's not racist

The Apprentice's Lottie Lion blasts BBC and says she's not racist amid anxiety battle

6.12.2019

The Apprentice 's Lottie Lion blasts BBC and says she's not racist amid anxiety battle

Lottie has spoken out to defend herself against damning claims she is a racist, transphobic and homophobic amid her own mental health battle

Lottie has caused a stir this series with her appearance for her controversial moves such as when she fired Carina Lepore from her role as sub team leader during a task.

Lottie slammed the BBC aftercare as she insisted there was nothing the broadcaster could do after ruining her reputation.

Drama escalated off-screen as Lottie told rival candidate Lubna Farhan, who has Pakistani heritage, to "shut up, Gandhi" in a Whatsapp group.

She explained she was responding to a Mahatma Gandhi quote about her and the comment was nothing to do with her race.

She added: “I have struggled for quite a long time. When it came out and Lubna decided to villainise me it had such a huge impact on me. I was prescribed anti-anxiety and antidepressant medication, which I have been on in the past.”

The librarian, who will propose a ladies' club for her business plan, cleared up the upset over claims she was transphobic.

The BBC told The Mirror in response: "The wellbeing of the candidates that take part in The Apprentice is of paramount importance, and we have a thorough and robust duty of care protocol in place which includes an experienced network of support for Candidates before, during and after filming - including making support available at a location convenient to them.

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