Derbyshire Apprentice star James Hill branded “vicious thug” by national newspaper

Chesterfield’s Apprentice star James Hill is today splashed across the front page of The Sun.

The national newspaper claims the 26-year-old is a “convicted thug who bit a man’s ear and left another scarred for life”.

The Sun refers to two court cases.

According to the newspaper, James’s spokesman said: “He was young and irresponsible. He very much regrets his actions.”

James is competing against 19 other businessmen and women in the hit BBC show in a bid to land a top job with Lord Alan Sugar.