The Apprentice 2022: New receptionist revealed as actress and arm amputee Ashley Young

In addition to 16 brand new candidates, the latest series of the successful business show “The Apprentice” also has another new addition to the team.

Best known for the popular phrase ‘Lord Sugar will see you now’, Ashley Young is the latest addition to the iconic receptionist role at the iconic London office.

The 26-year-old actress, who recently admitted the BBC gig is her first serious acting job, also admitted she is an arm amputee as she is missing the lower part of her arm.

Young surprised viewers last week when she appeared behind the desk in Lord Sugar’s office after filming the show last summer.

In 2019, Ashley, who wears a gold prosthetic with a Covvi Nexus bionic hand, joined Zebedee Management, a specialist talent agency created to increase the representation of people previously excluded from the media, including people with disabilities or alternative appearance.

Before joining The Apprentice Family, she worked as a resident and horror actress at Universal Studios in Florida and enjoys both dancing and horseback riding in her free time.

She has never worked as a receptionist, she said The mirror, “Everyone on the show was really nice and it was like working in a big family. I shot the board scenes between June and the end of August. I’ve never worked as a receptionist and this was my first acting role with a speaking part so I was pretty nervous at first. Luckily they gave me a whole closet of business clothes to wear.

“When I first had to answer Lord Sugar’s call, I was very nervous and sweating as everyone on the line looked at me, but I soon got used to it and relaxed.”

The newly married mother of two, who also worked as a professional scuba diver for three years and did underwater shows in Orlando, has appeared in a variety of commercials more recently, including 2021’s Cadbury’s Crème Egg commercial as the Dipper .

The actress said that everyone at The Apprentice is

She shared: “It was great fun, but I didn’t actually eat any of the chocolate eggs. I had to dip my prosthetic finger into the cream egg.”

Ashley, who claims her dream is “to appear on Strictly one day”, also made the cover of Boots-Heath and Wellness magazine in June, starred in two series of BBC3’s make-up challenge ‘Glow Up’ and was a model for photographer Rankin in the Great Britain Photography Challenge.

She’s also an ambassador for the Lucky Fin Project, a charity that aims to raise awareness of people with different limbs, and explains, “I help kids explore their differences and I really enjoy it. They are all great kids and I enjoy being a role model for them.

“When I do modeling and acting work, I also see it as an opportunity to help and pave the way for the next generation and show them what they can achieve too. Over the past three years I’ve noticed that there are more and more opportunities for people with different limbs, which is amazing.”

Ashley raises awareness for people with different limbs

Discussing the gold bionic arm she had fitted in 2016 after suffering back and neck pain caused by using one hand, Ashley added: “I was granted approval to have an arm fitted, and using it has now become second nature. I can also control my hand with an app and even program it to be in the correct mode for handshakes.”

Previous “receptionists” on The Apprentice have included Samantha Moon, who was called Frances on the show, after Lord Sugar’s real-life receptionist.


Leave a Comment