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

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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.