THE Apprentice star Megan Horby has shut down one of her baking businesses before the 2023 final.
Megan made it through to the all-female final along with fellow entrepreneurs Dani Donovan, Marnie Swindells, Rochelle Anthony and Victoria Goulbourne.
The women battled for Lord Alan Sugar’s life-changing £250,000 investment in pre-recorded scenes filmed last year.
And the champion will be announced next week (March 23) after the brutal Apprentice interviews air air on Thursday, March 16.
But new accounts relating to Megan, who is the favourite to be crowned Lord Sugar’s business partner, have revealed she has recently closed up shop in Leeds.
She joined The Apprentice off the back of running her own sweet shop, and the business move could indicate she has been building a fresh start with the billionaire.
The rising entrepreneur, from East Yorkshire, called time on loss making firm The Candy Shop Leeds by applying to strike it off the register at Companies House.
Its last accounts reported debt of £5,231, and no assets, after she set the company up in January 2021.
The firm was described as “the retail sale of bread, cakes, flour confectionery and sugar confectionery in specialised stores” and offered products via delivery service Uber Eats.
However, when searching for the listing on the delivery service it now says “nothing to eat here.”
Megan has been promoting her new baking business Club Candy her social media accounts in recent months.
The Instagrammable restaurant is based in Hull, and offers bottomless brunches, three course meals and afternoon tea.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Megan explained why she believed she should win The Apprentice.
Megan said: “I deserve Lord Sugar’s investment because I’ve already proven, at such a young age, that I’m innovative and hard-working. I’ve started a business that has a real niche.
“I’ve found a gap in the market, and I’ve made a success of it so far.
“I really think that with Lord Sugar’s investment, my business could be nationally recognised.”
It comes as some fans moaned about The Apprentice’s all-female final.
The line-up means that there won’t have been a man in The Apprentice final since 2017 when Sarah Lynn and James White shared the win.