LORD Sugar got it right in last night's episode of The Apprentice, according to former candidate Uzma Yakoob.

The business mogul pointed the dreaded firing finger at Natalie Panayi and Kurt Wilson afer their team's disastrous efforts to sell to campers at a trade show.

Uzma, a make-up entrepeneur from Heston, who was shown the door in episode four, said it was clear Natalie's time was up.

"Natalie always plays it safe but doesn't really do much and I think she's been lucky to get this far," she said.

As for Kurt, she claimed his ego had got the better of him on this particular task.

"Kurt made the wrong decision in choosing a retro Campervan to sell to older buyers. He admitted his mistake but I think Lord Sugar was right to fire him," she said.

"He didn't appoint the right people, and chose to sell the luxury van himself, which is typical of candidates on the show. Everyone thinks they know what they're doing and it's a big game of egos."

Uzma added that Alex Mills, who was also in the final three, deserved to stay because he proved he was a good salesperson and the result might have been different had he been allowed to sell the Campervan, rather than the cheaper items.

She reserved particular scorn for Kurt's decision to bring Leah Totton in as a bit of 'eye candy' to help sell the Campervan.

"I think that comment's typical of the men's attitude on the show," she said.

"The guys all think they're better than the women because they've won so many tasks, and they belittle them, but if you look at the women's individual achievements outside the show they're actually more impressive than the men's."

* STAR OF THE SHOW: Jason Leech was this week's big winner, according to Uzma.

The super-posh Michael McIntyre lookalike had struggled in previous selling tasks and admitted he was out of his depth this week, having never been camping.

But his unique brand of charm went down well with the elderly buyers and he managed to sell one of the high-end trailer tents, helping his team secure a convincing victory.

"The others are quite mean to Jason and belittle him a lot but he's the type pof person the older target market prefer talking to and he did really well," said Uzma.

* Check out this site next Thursday for Uzma's take on episode eight of The Apprentice, exclusive to the Chronicle. For more about Uzma, including her range of beauty products and online tutorials, visit www.uzmayakoob.com .