Harry bids to be the next Young Apprentice

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YOUNG Apprentice starlet Harry Maxwell tucked into a Domino’s pizza while watching his TV debut at his auntie’s house this week.

The 16-year-old, from Brixworth, is vying with 11 other 16 and 17-year-olds on the BBC1 series in a bid to win £25,000 from business mogul Lord Alan Sugar.

And Harry survived the wrath of the famous boardroom as the first episode of the new eight-week series aired on Monday night.

Despite his team losing the first task, which involved making and selling frozen treats, he escaped being in the bottom three and will get another chance to show off his entrepreneurial skills next week.

And it’s sparked great excitement among his family who are enjoying every moment of the teenager’s new-found fame.

His auntie Jill Wiffill, also from Brixworth, bought a brand new 55-inch TV for the occasion as Harry and all the family gathered round to watch the action.

She said: “It’s all very exciting and we are so proud of him. I know I’m biased but Harry is so gorgeous. He’s had thousands and thousands of people following him on Twitter since Monday, it’s just been unbelievable.

“He’s always been great on computers and was helping us with things like emails and printing when he was six years old.

“We are a very close family and all live in a cul-de-sac so it was great to have everyone round to watch the first show.

“I bought a new TV especially and we all had Domino’s pizza, Harry had pepperoni.”

His mother Jayne Maxwell, who runs Brixworth Lodgings in the village, said her son, who previously attended Spratton Hall and now boards at Rugby School, was born with desire and drive.

She added: “He has always been business-minded. He’s very good at maths and IT.

“He’s very fortunate to have a private education but it’s nothing to do with his desire and drive, he was born with that, and a great business vision.

“My proudest moment was when he got through to the last 12, and I couldn’t tell anyone, when all I wanted to do was scream about it.

“I thought the show was excellent and he did really well in this week’s task. I think really the boys should have won. Unfortunately the yoghurt ice cream was their downfall.

“I was expecting, as a mum, to be saying ‘why did you wear that?’ or ‘why did you say that?’ But actually at no point did I think ‘crikey Harry, you shouldn’t have done that’.”