She bagged herself a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar.
And The Apprentice winner Harpreet Kaur has now revealed she’s found love with one of her former co-stars, announcing she’s been ‘unexpectedly swept of her feet’ by Akshay Thakrar.
The pair announced their relationship on Instagram on Friday sharing a number of loved-up snaps as they celebrated their three-month anniversary.
‘My life has been a complete whirlwind’: The Apprentice winner Harpreet Kaur has revealed she’s dating her co-star Akshay Thakrar
The dessert parlour owner, 30, looked stunning in the snaps with her digital Marketing Agency owner beau Akshay, 28/
In one picture the couple dressed to impress, with Harpreet clad in a black off-the-shoulder dress and Akshay donning a dapper black suit and open collar white shirt.
The second snap showed the pair beaming to the camera for a selfie as they enjoyed dinner at a restaurent.
‘A special someone has swept me off my feet’: The pair announced their relationship on Instagram on Friday by sharing a number of loved-up snaps
The Apprentice champion cut a casual figure in a white jumper for the final snap which she accesorised with a gold choker necklace.
Akshay beamed wearing a leather jacket as the couple sat in a booth at a lavish restaurant.
Harpreet gushed in the caption: ‘The best things in life happen unexpectedly ❤️
‘I cannot wait to see where this journey takes us’: The dessert parlour owner, 30, looked stunning in the snaps with her beau, who owns a digital marketing agency
‘I love sharing my Oh So Yum business journey with you all but this time….it’s a personal one.
‘Since coming out of the Apprentice house, my life has been a complete whirlwind in more ways than one.
‘Over the past three months, a special someone has swept me unexpectedly off my feet & I cannot wait to see where this journey takes us’.
So sweet: Harpreet gushed in the caption: ‘The best things in life happen unexpectedly ❤️
Taking to the comments Akshay wrote: ‘So happy you’re mine. Excited for whats to come! ❤️’
The BBC stars were congratulated by several off their former co-stars as well as Love Islander Demi Jones.
The relationship comes after Harpreet revealed her sister will remain a shareholder in their dessert parlour business – but says Lord Sugar is still yet to meet her sibling.
‘So happy you’re mine’: Akshay was quick to take to the comment section to express his feelings
Harpreet told MailOnline her sister Gurvinder, 33, not only remains a director but still owns her stake in the company.
In an exclusive interview, Harpreet insisted that Apprentice boss Lord Sugar had ‘no problem’ with her business of five years being jointly run by a member of her family and BBC producers built up the tension as ‘a bit of fun TV editing.’
Harpreet said: ‘My sister is going to remain as a director in the business. They made a big deal of it on the show but it’s not that big of a deal.
‘Lord Sugar is getting two for the price of one and is looking forward to meeting my sister but if it stopped him from investing then she was going to step down.
Support: The BBC stars were congratulated by several off their former co-stars as well as Love Islander Demi Jones
‘During the interviews there was nothing they said about the business plan, they had no issue with it. I was so confident because I thought if the only problem is the company structure, not the business itself, then I’m onto a winner.
‘They had no problems with the costs, expenses, figures, so if it was just a case of my sister being a shareholder then we were happy to change it but she’s going to stay.
‘We didn’t have to argue or anything – it was a bit of fun TV editing but Lord Sugar doesn’t have a problem.’
Harpeet’s sister became the joke of Internet memes during the show’s final after viewers believed she would be sacked from the company and replaced as a shareholder by Lord Sugar.
‘She’s going to stay’: The news follows after Harpreet revealed her sister will remain a shareholder in their dessert business – but says Lord Sugar is still yet to meet her sibling
She added: ‘I tease her with the memes though and say “right – you’re sacked!” Lord Sugar says “you’re out sis, goodbye!”‘
The entrepreneur, whose business started as a Leeds shopping centre kiosk when she was 24, revealed she’s single but too busy to find love, especially now she has Lord Sugar to impress.
She said: ‘It would be lovely to settle down one day but right now if someone asked me on a date, I’d say yes, the 15th December 2023 – I am too busy.
‘Unfortunately, any potential dates are going to have to wait. The man of my dreams could walk past me, and I wouldn’t bat an eyelid.
‘I’m onto a winner’: Harpreet told MailOnline her sister Gurvinder (pictured), not only remains a director but still owns her stake in the company
‘It’s not a big deal’: Harpreet insisted that Lord Sugar had ‘no problem’ with her business being jointly run by a member of her family and producers built up tension as ‘a bit of fun TV editing’
‘We all go through different life journeys and experiences. It is hard to get the perfect balance – right now I am happy running my business and doing my own thing.
After watching The Apprentice since its launch in 2005 and winning Lord Sugar’s investment, there’s little Harpreet doesn’t know about the show.
She claims Gordon Ramsay’s new TV programme Future Food Stars, which sees the chef task restaurant owners with challenges in a bid to win his financial backing, is a ‘copycat’ of The Apprentice – and predicts Lord Sugar won’t be happy.
‘I tease her’: Harpeet’s sister became the joke of Internet memes during the show’s final after viewers believed she would be sacked from the company and replaced by Lord Sugar
She said: ‘He has copied The Apprentice hasn’t he? I felt like it wasn’t the usual Gordon Ramsay that we’re used to seeing. He was really chilled and I wanted him to let rip. I can’t imagine Lord Sugar will be too pleased.’
Harpreet says Future Food Stars has nothing on The Apprentice’s ‘gruelling’ process, which led her fellow candidate Shama Amin to quit this year on medical grounds.
She said: ‘It is so tough and no one gets it unless you’re in the process otherwise you just think it’s a bunch of people on TV looking silly. It is so much more than that. It is such a crazy experience. I won and I still had a traumatic experience.
‘It’s hard to get the perfect balance’: Harpreet revealed she’s single but ‘too busy’ to find love, especially now she has Lord Sugar to impress
‘Whenever I have watched the show in the past and someone’s quit I’ve thought “why she’s quit?” but now I get it. It is so gruelling and it drains you emotionally, physically, and mentally.’
Harpeet beat fellow finalist Kathryn Louise Burn, who runs an online pyjama business, to Lord Sugar’s investment with her dessert brand Oh So Yum.
She still runs her kiosk, as well as managing a dessert parlour in Yorkshire, and since winning the show has already hit her first target in launching a delivery wide service, so customers up and down the country can enjoy her sweet treats.
‘I gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse’: Harpeet beat fellow finalist Kathryn Louise Burn, who runs an online pyjama business, to Lord Sugar’s investment with her dessert brand Oh So Yum
The businesswoman vowed: ‘My next aim is to open another store within the next six months. I’m going to make sure I do that. I will do it, I promise.
‘I would like to open another store in Yorkshire because it’s a good link and there’s plenty of custom around here and then further from that I want to continue exploring the rest of the UK.
‘I know I have a lot of people down south that want my fresh waffles and fresh crepes so I will stick to Yorkshire for the next few months but then I want to continue growing from there.’
‘I will do it, I promise’: Harpreet has vowed to open a new store within the first six months of winning Lord Sugar’s investment – after already launching her nationwide delivery service