'She’s been worried about people finding out': The Apprentice star Michaela Wain 'has secret conviction for obstructing a police officer'

She’s among the latest crop of contestants hoping to win a lucrative job with Alan Sugar on the latest series of BBC show The Apprentice.

But mother-of-one Michaela Wain reportedly has an historic criminal conviction for obstructing a police officer in her native Bolton.

The businesswoman, 33, was arrested and fined £1,000 following the incident in 2014 – and is said to be increasingly apprehensive about it coming to light, according to The Sun

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Controversy: The Apprentice contestant Michaela Wain reportedly has an historic criminal conviction for obstructing a police officer in her native Bolton

Controversy: The Apprentice contestant Michaela Wain reportedly has an historic criminal conviction for obstructing a police officer in her native Bolton

A source told the publication: ‘Michaela is incredibly embarrassed about what happened. Ever since she won her place on The Apprentice she’s been worried about people finding out.’ 

The construction industry boss - a self-styled 'bulldog' due to her forthright business approach - was previously reported to have racked up substantial debts following the collapse of her former business, advertising agency UK’s Media Ltd. 

The Sunday People claim Michaela owed £103,000, primarily to the Inland Revenue, seven years after launching the venture with a business partner in 2010. 

Trouble: The businesswoman, 33, was arrested and fined £1,000 following the incident in 2014 ¿ and is said to be increasingly apprehensive about it coming to light

Trouble: The businesswoman, 33, was arrested and fined £1,000 following the incident in 2014 – and is said to be increasingly apprehensive about it coming to light

Papers filed with Companies House in June reveal that £34,000 was reimbursed from a director’s loan totaling in excess of £240,000.

Speaking in an introductory video ahead of her appearance on the thirteenth series of The Apprentice, Michaela insisted she had a no-nonsense approach in the boardroom. 

'I have no patience for people who say stupid stuff, and I can’t cope with lazy people,' she said. 'In business I am like a bulldog. If you mess with me I have lockjaw.

In the red: The construction industry boss - a self-styled 'bulldog' due to her forthright business approach - was previously reported to have racked up substantial debts following the collapse of her former business, advertising agency UK¿s Media Ltd

In the red: The construction industry boss - a self-styled 'bulldog' due to her forthright business approach - was previously reported to have racked up substantial debts following the collapse of her former business, advertising agency UK’s Media Ltd

'My game plan is just to be myself because being myself has led me to where I am now and I've just relied on my personality mainly and my determination to get to where I am.

'I think I should be Lord Sugar's business partner because I'll make him laugh every day and I'll make his business fun while I'm making money.' 

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High hopes: Michaela is among the latest crop of contestants hoping to win a lucrative job with Sir Alan Sugar on the latest series of BBC show The Apprentice

High hopes: Michaela is among the latest crop of contestants hoping to win a lucrative job with Sir Alan Sugar on the latest series of BBC show The Apprentice

 

 

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