The Apprentice 2017 champion Sarah Lynn, who was named the join winner alongside James White in a show first, shared some happy news in an interview with Express.co.uk as she revealed she had become a mother again. The businesswoman gave birth to Oliver Ace Lynn at the end of May and is now a mother-of-two. “I’ve just had another baby,” she gushed. “I’ve got a four-month-old.” Sarah, who received a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar, 72, into her confectionary business, Sweets in the City, two years ago, went on to open up on balancing motherhood and work, saying: “I got pregnant again last September, with was in the middle of developing the new range and really busy time.
Pondering whether she was the first winner of The Apprentice with children, she said: “Not with children, because Tom [Pellereau, 2011 winner] has children, actually.”
But she said she was the first winner to get pregnant shortly after getting the investment, adding: “But I think to be pregnant after winning…
“It was full-on. It was a full-on time for me because, obviously, being pregnant can be tough at times, physically and mentally, and I had a really busy time.”
Sarah explained how Sweets in the City had launched their first range of own-brand sweets in June, just weeks after she gave birth to baby Ace.
“I had the baby at the end of May just gone and I kind of went pretty much straight back in to work, although I wasn’t doing the same sort of length days,” she said.
“We had the launch of the product in June, which was just the way it rolled with the timings and everything.”
On the subject of juggling work and family life, she brushed it off, saying: “It’s nothing that everyone doesn’t face.
“It is really rewarding,” she added. “It’s just really full-on.”
Sending tips in the direction of Lord Sugar’s next business partner, she said: “My advice for the new candidate would just be to get their head down and, for the two lucky finalists, to work really hard to make it a success.”
Sarah and her husband Michael are also parents to young son Teddy.
Meanwhile, she spoke out about her business with Lord Sugar, sounding delighted with the way the two years since The Apprentice had developed.
“It’s been great. It’s always fun,” she said.
“We’ve had a unique year, I guess, in that we’ve developed and brought to life our first range of our own branded products. Everything from packaging, recipe, development, dealing with the manufacturer abroad to make the product…
“It’s been a whole new journey for me because prior to winning the investment I was using sweets that already existed and sweets that were out there in the marketplace,” the businesswoman added. “Now, this has been a whole other level because we’ve actually developed our own sweets.
“It’s been fun and it’s been challenging. It’s been all of the things you would expect it to be.”
The Apprentice 2019 starts tomorrow at 9pm on BBC One.