He received a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar.
And The Apprentice winner Harpreet Kaur has now revealed that she has found love with one of her former co-stars, declaring that she was ‘unexpectedly swept off her feet’ by Akshay Thakarar.
The pair took to Instagram on Friday to announce their relationship, sharing several loving photos as they celebrated their three-month anniversary.
‘My life has been a complete whirlwind’: The Apprentice winner Harpreet Kaur reveals she is dating her co-star Akshay Thakarar.
The dessert parlor owner, 30, looked stunning in the photos with her digital marketing agency owner Akshay, 28/.
In one picture, the couple were dressed to impress, with Harpreet wearing a black off-the-shoulder dress and Akshay wearing a dapper black suit and an open-collared white shirt.
A second snap showed them posing for a selfie while enjoying dinner at a restaurant.
‘One special someone swept me off my feet’: The couple announced their relationship on Friday by sharing a series of loving photos on Instagram.
The Apprentice champion cut a casual figure in a white jumper for the final snap which she teamed with a gold choker necklace.
Akshay wore a leather jacket as the couple sat in a booth at a posh restaurant.
Harpreet gushed in the caption: ‘The best things in life happen unexpectedly ❤️
‘I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us’: The dessert parlor owner, 30, looked stunning in the snap with her beau, who owns a digital marketing agency.
‘I love sharing my oh so yum business journey with you all but this time… it’s personal.
‘My life has been a complete whirlwind in more ways than one since leaving the Apprentice Home.
‘Over the past three months, one special person has swept me off my feet unexpectedly and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us’.
So sweet: Harpreet gushed in the caption: ‘The best things in life happen unexpectedly ❤️
Regarding the comment, Akshay wrote, ‘I am very happy that you are mine. Excited for what’s to come! ❤️’
The BBC stars were congratulated by their former co-stars as well as Love Islander Demi Jones.
The relationship comes after Harpreet revealed her sister will remain a shareholder in the dessert parlor business – but says Lord Sugar has yet to meet her brother.
‘Very happy you are mine’: Akshay was quick to take to the comments section to express his feelings
Harpreet told MailOnline that her sister, Gurvinder, 33, is not only a director but still has a stake in the company.
In an exclusive interview, Harpreet insisted Apprentice boss Lord Sugar had ‘no problems’ in the five-year business run jointly by her family members and BBC producers.
Harpreet said, ‘My sister will be a director in the business. They make a big deal of it on the show but it’s not that big of a deal.
‘Lord Sugar is getting two for the price of one and is eager to meet his sister, but if he stops investing, he will step down.
Support: The BBC stars were congratulated by their former co-stars as well as Love Islander Demi Jones.
‘During the interview they didn’t say anything about the business plan, they had no problem with it. I was very confident because I thought that if the problem was just the company structure and not the business itself, then I was onto a winner.
‘They had no problem with costs, expenses, figures, so if it was a case of my sister being a shareholder we would be happy to change it but she will stay.
‘We didn’t have to argue or anything – it was a bit of TV editing fun but Lord Sugar has no problem.’
Harpeet’s sister became the laughing stock of internet memes in the show’s finale when viewers believed she would be fired from the company and appointed as a shareholder by Lord Sugar.
‘She’s going to stay’: The news comes after Harpreet revealed her sister will remain a shareholder in the sweets business – but says Lord Sugar is yet to meet her sibling.
He added: ‘Although I tease him with memes and say “Well – you’re fired!” Lord Sugar says “You’re out sister, bye!”‘
The entrepreneur, whose business started as a Leeds shopping center kiosk when she was 24, revealed she is single but too busy finding love, especially now she has Lord Sugar to impress.
She said: ‘It would be great to stay one day but now if someone asks me on a date, I’ll say, 15 December 2023 – I’m too busy.
‘Unfortunately, any possible dates will have to wait. The man of my dreams could walk past me, and I wouldn’t bat an eyelid.
‘I’m on a winner’: Harpreet told MailOnline her sister Gurvinder (pictured), who is not only a director, also has a stake in the company.
‘It’s not a big deal’: Harpreet insists Lord Sugar has ‘no problem’ with his business being jointly run by a member of his family and the makers created the tension as ‘a bit of fun TV editing’.
‘We all go through different life journeys and experiences. It’s hard to get that perfect balance – right now I’m happy running my business and doing my own thing.
After watching The Apprentice which launched in 2005 and winning Lord Sugar’s investment, Harpreet doesn’t know about the show.
She claims Gordon Ramsay’s new TV show Future Food Stars, which sees chefs task restaurant owners with challenges in trying to win their financial backing, is a ‘copycat’ of The Apprentice – and predicts Lord Sugar won’t be happy.
‘I tease her’: Harpeet’s sister became the joke of internet memes in the show’s finale after viewers believed she would be fired from the company and replaced by Lord Sugar
She said: ‘Did he imitate the apprentice or not? I felt that this was not the normal Gordon Ramsay we were used to seeing. He was really cold and I wanted to rip him. I can’t imagine Lord Sugar would be too pleased.’
Harpreet says Future Food Stars has nothing on The Apprentice’s ‘video’ process, which led to her fellow contestant Shama Amin quitting this year on medical grounds.
She said: ‘It’s very difficult and no one gets it until you’re in the process otherwise you just think it’s a bunch of stupid looking people on TV. It is much more than that. It’s such a crazy experience. I won and I still had a traumatic experience.
‘It’s hard to get the perfect balance’: Harpreet reveals she’s single but ‘too busy’ to find love, especially now she has Lord Sugar to impress
‘When I’ve watched a show in the past and someone has left, I’ve thought “why did they leave?” But now I understand. It’s very painful and it drains you emotionally, physically and mentally.’
Harpeet beat fellow finalist Catherine Louise Byrne, who runs an online pajama business, with her dessert brand Oh So Yum, for Lord Sugar’s investment.
She still runs her own kiosk, as well as managing a dessert parlor in Yorkshire, and her first goal after winning the show is to launch a delivery-wide service, so customers up and down the country can enjoy her sweet treats.
‘I made him an offer he couldn’t refuse’: Harpeet beat fellow finalist Catherine Louise Byrne, who runs an online pajama business, for an investment in Lord Sugar’s dessert brand Oh So Yum.
The businesswoman promised: ‘My next goal is to open another shop within six months. I’m going to make sure I do that. I will, I promise.
‘I’d like to open another store in Yorkshire because it’s a good link and there’s a lot of custom around here and then I’d like to continue exploring the rest of the UK.
‘I know I have a lot of people down south who want my fresh waffles and fresh crepes so I’ll be sticking to Yorkshire for the next few months but I want to grow from there.’
‘I’ll do it, I promise’: Harpreet vows to open a new store within the first six months of winning Lord Sugar’s investment – after already launching her nationwide delivery service
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