The Apprentice candidate Selina Waterman-Smith has revealed she holds ‘the BBC ultimately responsible’ after being told she could be deported from her home in Dubai following social media users branding her a exotic dancer.In the first episode of the new series of Lord Alan Sugar’s reality show, the businesswoman revealed she had been a ‘podium dancer’ in her early days before turning it into a business.
However viewers took to Twitter to describe Selina as an exotic dancer and her lawyers have now told her to expect a call from police in the Arab state.
‘It is a very, very strict Arabic Muslim country. You can’t afford a scandal,’ Selina told The Mirror. ‘This is not England, they don’t have a sensible justice system. They do not want an expat here, who they think is an exotic dancer running a stripping company.’
Selina’s business describes itself as a boutique production house, offering ‘circus acts, acrobatics and cabaret performers’. She added: ‘I could be deported, it is completely illegal. I could even go to jail, it has ruined my life.’
An Apprentice spokesperson said: ‘We take our duty of care to the candidates very seriously and strongly refute any allegations to the contrary.’