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BRACKLEY’S ‘Blonde Assassin’ has her sights on becoming one of Lord Sugar’s business partners after winning a place in the latest series of The Apprentice.

Katie Wright, 26, editorial and research director for public policy specialists Neil Stewart Associates, is one of 16 candidates competing to win a business investment of £250,000 in Series 8 of the BBC’s hit show.

Mrs Wright, who got married last year, is quoted by the BBC as saying: “I would call myself ‘The Blonde Assassin’.

“I let people underestimate me just so I can blow them out of the water.”

The former Magdalen College School pupil showed early business acumen, buying sweets to sell on to friends at age of eight, and washing pots in a French restaurant at 13.

After gaining a first class honours degree at Portsmouth University, she studied for a master’s degree at the London School of Economics.

On her website, Mrs Wright said: “The Apprentice has, by far, been the most intense emotional and physical journey I have ever ventured.

“I made some amazing friends and learned some valuable lessons.”

Follow links on the BBC’s Apprentice page for an audition clip.

The series starts at 9pm on BBC One next Wednesday, March 21.