Lord Sugar shut down a Twitter user who called him “the thickest billionaire in the world”.
Business tycoon and apprentice The star received a text message in response to a previous post he had written.
“Why did the BBC make Martin Freeman speak with a Liverpool accent in Respondent,‘ he wrote, adding: ‘No disrespect to the people of Liverpool, they are very kind to earthlings. My wife quit watching, she said she couldn’t understand a word.”
Then he said, “I’m sure Martin Freeman is great in it. He’s an excellent actor, but I’m sorry I couldn’t understand him and the rest of the cast.”
When the media noticed his complaint, Sugar shot back: “It’s interesting that the print media starved of their disarrayed circulation has nothing better to write about receiving. My honest review of Martin Freeman and other actors does not have a coherent Liverpool accent. Don’t be under the illusion that Martin is a great actor. One of the best we’ve had. [sic]. ”
He was then met with a barrage of criticism, with one person writing: “Sir, definitely the most seasoned billionaire in the world!”
In response, Sugar speak: “You are right, I am having trouble counting my coins, they are all tithing.”
16th series of Probationer started earlier this month. A spokesperson for the show was forced to defend the series after it was reported that the newest contender to line up fair, Navid Sole, had been bullied by another unnamed contestant.
They called the allegations “baseless”, adding that they “do not reflect the measures taken to care for the candidates”.
Probationer continues tonight (January 27) at 9pm on BBC One.
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