KARREN BRADY issued a staunch defense of Meghan Markle after the Duchess of Sussex’s birthday initiative was accused of being “woke” and a “publicity stunt”, unearthed accounts show.
Baroness Brady returned to screens yesterday evening for the second episode of this year’s The Apprentice on BBC One. This week the candidates were tasked with creating a brand new electric toothbrush aimed at children between six and eight along with an accompanying app to encourage kids to brush their teeth. Both teams then hoped to convince two investors of taking on their projects.
In the boardroom, yesterday’s episode saw one team severely reprimanded by Alan Sugar, and one candidate become the second person to be told ‘you’re fired’.
Baroness Brady has served as Lord Sugar’s assistant on the Apprentice since the show’s sixth series in 2009, having replaced Margaret Mountford.
She is also famous for her role as vice-chairman of West Ham United, alongside David Gold and David Sullivan, while she is also a regular writer for the Woman & Home magazine and The Sun.
In one of her Sun columns last August, Baroness Brady came out in support of Meghan, after the Duchess of Sussex had received backlash for a new project.
Meghan’s 40×40 initiative, which she launched to mark her 40th birthday, asked 40 individuals to dedicate 40 minutes of their day to help women return to work after the pandemic.
Meghan made the announcement in a comedic video alongside actor Melissa McCarthy.
The scheme was subsequently endorsed by a string of stars who promised to give up 40 minutes of their day, including Adele, Stella McCartney and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau.
In her column, Baroness Brady hit back at suggestions that the idea was a “publicity stunt”.