25 September 2013 6:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Lord Sugar has failed in his battle for legal fees against former Apprentice winner Stella English, after she lost her constructive dismissal case against him.

The businessman claimed she deliberately lied about her job at his company being a "sham" in a bid to ruin his reputation. He sought £50,000 compensation for legal costs and damages as a result of the case.

English, who won series six of The Apprentice in 2010, told a tribunal in April how she was forced out of the firm and shunned by colleagues, but her allegations were unanimously dismissed.

Lord Sugar's legal team had argued to Stratford Employment Tribunal that he believed English knew the claims were untrue but went ahead with her case to remain in the public eye.

However, following the ruling in English's favour, her lawyer Henry Hendron said: "My client is over the moon the employment tribunal have found in her »

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