Finalist Leah Totton says she would not have entered The Apprentice if she had known how tough it would be.
The qualified doctor, a cosmetic enhancement expert from Londonderry, is up against her pal Luisa Zissman to land the prize of a £250,000 investment from programme boss Lord Sugar.
But she said: “I think it's been worth it for me because I've got to the final and have a chance of winning it - but I don't know if I could put myself through it again, I found it really hard.”
Totton, who now lives in London, worked on a business plan to open a chain of cosmetic procedure clinics for her final project on the show. But stressed she had not had any work done on herself.
“I can 100% verify I have not had any treatments done,” she said. “I don't have wrinkles, I'm only 25 and they're not treatments that are aimed at my age group.
“They're anti-ageing treatments and at 25, certainly no - I have not had any. And I'm certainly not looking to have any in the near future.”
She also said she didn't expect craggy-faced show boss Lord Sugar to become a client for an overhaul any time soon.
He famously had some work done on the bags under his eyes, but she said: “I think Lord Sugar's face is fine as it is.”