Pie shop boss Phil Turner will find out tonight whether he has secured Alan Sugar’s £250,000 investment in The Apprentice final.

Bognor-native Phil will make his final sales pitch for his pies-by-post initiative when the show airs on BBC One tonight.

The 37-year-old will compete against fitness studio owner Rachel Woolford after surviving the gruelling interview stage last week.

Phil, who runs Turner’s Pies in Bognor, said: “To get to the final of The Apprentice, Lord Sugar must see something in you. He ultimately chooses who he feels are the most competent and credible candidates to battle it out for his investment.

“My parents started their bakery against all odds and they are my inspiration in terms of their resilience.”

Phil faced a tough route to the final having lost in nine straight tasks during this series of The Apprentice and winning just one.

Highlights for the pie shop boss include leading his team through a cheesecake-making task as well as tasks in Scotland.

Phil owns the family-run Turner’s Pies shop in Bognor and is looking for Lord Sugar to invest in his “pies by post” venture.

He appeared on the BBC documentary Life of Pies in 2018 and was proclaimed “supreme pie champion” in 2020.