11/05/2012 06:01 BST

'The Apprentice': Fired Contestant Laura Hogg Told Her Son's Dad Had Been Murdered During Filming

Laura Hogg, last week's fired Apprentice, has revealed how during filming of the hit BBC1 series she was told her son's dad had been murdered.

In an exclusive interview with the Sun, Laura described hearing the news that her former boyfriend Chris Lindsay had been killed on the Costa del Sol as “the worst moment" of her life.

Lindsay was found unconscious in the street following a night out with work friends. He died five days later.

Laura chose to stay on The Apprentice after being told the devastating news in the hope that the £250,000 investment prize cash could transform her life for her and her 4-year-old son.

The Press Association reported her as saying:

"I went back to the house after the task. No one knew what had happened. I don't even know if Lord Sugar knows.

"I was acting as normally as I could but deep down I was upset as hell. My mental state was all over the place. In those situations you usually want to have a glass of wine with your pals and get it out.

"I shared a room with my fellow contestant Jade and it eventually came out.

"The next day we were full-pelt continuing with the task but by lunchtime it hit me and I just felt sick.

"I got through the afternoon but as soon as the cameras stopped at 5pm, I burst into tears."

However, that dream was shattered last week when Laura, a bridal shop owner who lives in Glasgow, became the eighth contestant to leave Lord Sugar's show when she failed to sell enough artwork.

Appealing to Lord Sugar on Wednesday's show she argued "I just didn't work smart last night," but Lord Sugar concluded that "you're certainly a good talker, but I'm not convinced you should remain in this process."

Laura was evidently shocked, but summoned enough good manners to wish Lord Sugar a final "take care".

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