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‘Apprentice’ candidate Sanjay reveals homophobic attack

By Josh Haggis

SanjayThe Apprentice 

candidate Sanjay Sood-Smith has revealed that he was the victim of a homophobic attack.

In a new interview, Sood-Smith – who was fired from the popular BBC competition during last night’s episode of the show (December 10) – has spoken about a time when he was physically attacked by another man who “didn’t take kindly” to finding out he was gay.

“I remember one guy at my University not taking kindly to it when he found out I was gay and he head-butted me in the face,” he told

“He walked off and I remember sitting there in disbelief,” he explained. “When I told the bouncer in the bar we were in what had happened, he simply responded, ‘Well what am I supposed to do about it?”

The businessman also recalled how he was the victim of homophobic bullying at school, saying: “As an eight-year-old, having the nickname ‘Sad-gay Sod-Smith’ chanted at you all day, every day, really was very distressing.

“I think the thing to note is that anyone who is perceived by others as being different can potentially become a target and I think we just need to work towards getting rid of the concept of ‘being different’ entirely and just see people as what we are, individuals.”

Meanwhile, we recently shared a picture special of Sood-Smith’s hot Apprentice co-star James Hill – check him out here.

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