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Karren Brady, Star Of The Apprentice, Considers Move Into Tory Politics

30/04/2013 12:15 BST | Updated 30/04/2013 15:51 BST
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West Ham United Vice Chairman Karren Brady listens to a question during a press conference in east London to announce the new deal between Newham council and West Ham United football club on March 22, 2013. The stadium built for the London 2012 Olympic summer games has had its future secured in a deal where the English Premier League team West Ham United will have a 99 year lease to use the stadium starting in 2016. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Karren Brady, the vice-chairman of West Ham football club and Lord Sugar's sidekick on The Apprentice, has hinted at a future career in politics.

In an interview with the Radio Times published on Tuesday, Brady said "anything I did in politics would centre around getting people into work".

The Conservative supporting Brady said she had not been approached by the Tories to work for them but would "like to know what some of the problems are to help them find the solutions".

"It's very easy to let politics pass you by and think that you can't make a difference. If everyone had the same attitude then things would never change," she said.

She added: "I think if you have a job - it doesn't matter what kind of job - it's a step on the ladder, getting up in the morning, having a purpose in life - and there are too many people unemployed."

In a 2011 interview with the Evening Standard Brady, 44, said she would "do anything for my country" and that politics became "more appealing" to her the older she got.

Brady, who was made managing director of Birmingham City football club at the age of 23, starred as Lord Sugar's assistant in the sixth series of BBC's The Apprentice programme.