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Joseph Valente wins The Apprentice

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Joseph Valente wins The Apprentice

Joseph Valente has won the latest series of 'The Apprentice'.

The Peterborough plumbing boss won Lord Alan Sugar's £250,000 investment on Sunday's (20.12.15) final, beating Oxford university student Vana Koutsomitis.

While Vana proposed a dating app that allows users to play games against each other, Joseph impressed Lord Sugar with his plumbing business.

And speaking in his final interview with the businessman, he made sure to lay on the charm.

Joseph said: "I once read a book that changed my life and I'm sitting now in front of the author. I will make a million in five years. I hope you can see me as a person."

After he was announced as the winner, Joseph took to Twitter to write: "I won!!!! Greatest achievement of my life.. The Apprentice champion 2015.

"My life has been building up to this moment, Absolutely incredible. @Lord_Sugar is my inspiration and now he's my business partner #destiny (sic)."

Meanwhile, former contestant Richard Woods previously predicted Joseph's win.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz after he was axed from the show, he said: "I want Vana to win. I think she's a great person, but I've got a feeling, and if I was to put my logical investor head on - the simple idea of building and growing a plumbing business with a guy who has been doing it already for a few years, and had been as successful and driven as Joseph - all those things add up to a nice, easy-to-understand, simple investment for Lord Sugar, that will just tie into his portfolio."