Four Apprentice hopefuls were carpeted for hitting it off in the bedroom while they were rivals in the boardroom, an insider reveals.
Ex-stripper Jessica Cunningham had close negotiations with Courtney Wood in the show’s house, while make-up expert Grainne McCoy merged lips with marketing exec Paul Sullivan.
“Both couples would suddenly disappear and there were several times they’d be found upstairs under the covers, kissing,” said our source.
“Production team researchers had to go into one of the girl’s rooms and tell the boys to move back to their own beds.”
The rules of the show state that candidates can’t have sex in the house.
The four, all single, are among the 18 candidates vying for a £250,000 investment from Lord Alan Sugar in the new series, which was recorded in spring.
Paul, 38, who headed the boys’ Team Titans in Thursday’s first episode watched by 5.5million viewers, is said to have made a move on Northern Irish beauty Grainne, 31, after the first task.
The insider said: “They were flirting. Paul thought she had a really nice bum.
“That night in the house they left the others and kissed. After that it was a fairly regular thing. One night they were watching a romcom in Grainne’s bed and one of the production team had to tell them enough was enough.”
Meanwhile Essex boy Courtney was taking a shine to Jessica, of Burnley, Lancs. Their romance was said to be the most “lovey-dovey” with the pair, both 29, often holding hands in the London Hampstead mansion they all shared.
Our source said: “Jessica gave Courtney a pet name, ‘C-Dubz’. She cried during the series, and he’d give her cuddles. But one time they were kissing under the covers in her room and got ticked off.
“The most nauseating incident was when Jessica picked spots off his back.”
Both flings fizzled out after filming. The insider added: “Paul and Grainne lived too far apart. Jessica adored Courtney but she has three kids and he isn’t ready to settle down.”
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