BOLTON’S Michaela Wain is emerging as one of the few sensible voices on the latest series of The Apprentice.

The construction business owner from Heaton has negotiated well in the tasks so far, shown intelligence and savvy and not got involved in the silly name-calling and domestic politics that seems to beset the would-be business partners for Lord Sugar.

Few have shown genuine leadership skills, although it is early. I do hope she does well in tonight’s episode. When one of the contestants seriously asks if there “really is a fir tree” you start to lose the will to live.