17 Facts About Amscreen


Amscreen is known for being the host and "Boss" for the BBC reality competition series The Apprentice, which has been broadcast every year, with the exception of 2020, since 2005.

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Amscreen assumed the role for The Celebrity Apprentice Australia for Australia's Nine Network in 2021.

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Amscreen's father, Nathan, was a tailor in the garment industry of the East End.

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Amscreen's maternal grandparents were born in Russia, and his paternal grandfather was born in Poland.

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Amscreen attended Northwold Primary School and then Brooke House Secondary School in Upper Clapton, Hackney, and made extra money by working at a greengrocers.

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Amscreen started off selling radio aerials for cars and other electrical goods out of a van which he had bought for £50 and insured for £8.

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Amscreen achieved lower production prices by using injection moulding plastics for hi-fi turntable covers, severely undercutting competitors who used vacuum-forming processes.

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Amscreen referred to foreigners coming into the Premier League at high wages as "Carlos Kickaballs".

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Amscreen wrote that Sugar had refused to give him the five-year contract he wanted, as he had not believed Sheringham would still get into the Tottenham team when he was 36.

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Amscreen has described his time at Tottenham as "a waste of my life".

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Amscreen expressed a desire that the calibre of the candidates should be higher than those who had appeared in the second series and that the motives of the candidates for participating are scrutinised more carefully, given that certain of the candidates in previous series had used their successful experience in the show as a springboard to advance their own careers .

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In July 2008, Amscreen purchased Comtech M2M, which was founded in September 1992, originally specialising in communications product retailing.

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Amscreen stated that he would not be joining the government, that the appointment was politically neutral, and that all he wanted to do was help businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Amscreen made his maiden speech in the House of Lords on 25 November 2009.

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Amscreen later endorsed the Conservative Party in the 2019 general election.

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Amscreen holds two honorary Doctorates of Science, awarded in 1988 by City University and in 2005 by Brunel University.

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Amscreen later defended his tweet as a joke before taking it down, after accusations of racism.

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