Apprentice star Amy Anzel, 48, shows off her abs in a sports bra during park ...

Apprentice star Amy Anzel, 48, shows off her abs in a sports bra during park ...
Apprentice star Amy Anzel, 48, shows off her abs in a sports bra during park ...

Apprentice contestant Amy Anzel, 48, swapped the boardroom for the park on Wednesday as she built up a sweat with a workout.

The beauty entrepreneur showed off her impressive abs as she stretched in London's Hyde Park.

Wearing a blue sports bra and purple leggings, the red-head looked in great shape, days after making her Apprentice debut with the series' anticipated return on Thursday.

In shape: Apprentice contestant Amy Anzel, 48, swapped the boardroom for the park on Wednesday as she built up a sweat with a workout

In shape: Apprentice contestant Amy Anzel, 48, swapped the boardroom for the park on Wednesday as she built up a sweat with a workout

Amy flaunted her physique in the skimpy gym wear, despite London's freezing temperatures on Wednesday.

She stretched out with the aid of a park bench before setting off on a morning jog. 

Last week it emerged that Amy once had a stage production company which went bust owing nearly £1million.

Amy is hoping to impress Lord Alan Sugar with her business skills as the oldest out of 16 contestants in the hit show's new series, which started last Thursday on BBC One after an absence of two years.

Looking fab: The beauty entrepreneur showed off her impressive physique as she stretched in London's Hyde Park

Looking fab: The beauty entrepreneur showed off her impressive physique as she stretched in London's Hyde Park

The former actress currently sells her own beauty products and accessories which she claims are 'loved by makeup artists, consumers and celebrities alike'.

But Amy left a trail of debts when she produced the touring show Happy Days The Musical based on the popular 1970s TV comedy. 

Amy was the sole shareholder of the company called Sunday Monday Ltd which put on the show across the UK, before it went into liquidation in December 2016.

TV star: Wearing a blue sports bra and purple leggings, the red-head looked in great shape, days after making her Apprentice debut with the series' anticipated return on Thursday

TV star: Wearing a blue sports bra and purple leggings, the red-head looked in great shape, days after making her Apprentice debut with the series' anticipated return on Thursday

Companies House records reveal the company which traded under the name Happy Days owed £960,568 to investors and suppliers.

Amy claimed in 2013 that the show had become one of the biggest ever successes in theatrical crowdfunding after it raised £250,000 from 345 investors through the online platform Seedrs.

She even engaged actor Henry Winkler who played the character The Fonz in the original TV series of Happy Days, to be a creative consultant.

Uh oh! Last week it emerged that Amy once had a stage production company which went bust owing nearly £1million

Uh oh! Last week it emerged that Amy once had a stage production company which went bust owing nearly £1million

Theatre fans ploughed in cash to support the musical, based on life in small town America in the 1950s, hoping for an eventual share of 25% of the profits.

But a statement of affairs, detailing amounts owed to creditors after the liquidation, showed the company still owed £127,500 to those who invested through Seedrs.

It also owed more than £400,000 to other individuals and investment firms, in addition to £177,387 owed to Amy herself, according to documents.

Other sums were owed to companies who supplied equipment and expertise to put on the show at a string of venues.

American-born Amy will be hoping that Lord Sugar overlooks her previous failure by crowning her the winner of this year's show, and investing £250,000 in her current business.

Not a good start? Amy is hoping to impress Lord Sugar with her business skills as the oldest out of 16 contestants in the hit show's new series which started on Thursday on BBC One after an absence of two years

Not a good start? Amy is hoping to impress Lord Sugar with her business skills as the oldest out of 16 contestants in the hit show's new series which started on Thursday on BBC One after an absence of two years

Her battle to put on the Happy Days production was highlighted in 2013 in Channel 4's reality show about theatre world struggles, called The Sound of Musicals.

But one creditor who asked not to be named, said: 'Personally, I think she was a bit out of her depth.

'There was a production manager who gave me the job, as I had worked for him before. I phoned him after a while to say she ain't paying her bills and he said she owed him some money as well.

'I did end up with some of the money I was owed, but I didn't get the majority of it and I was left as one of the creditors. It left a nasty taste at the time because it was a reasonable amount of money

'It is not the first time it has happened to me. I have lost money on other projects. You just take it on the chin. But I would never do anything for her again unless she paid up the entire amount up front. And I don't think I will be watching her on The Apprentice.'

A retired investment manager, 70,  from London who lost all the £10,000 that he invested in the show, said: 'I had high hopes for it. I didn't think I was going to make tons of money, but I was surprised to lose it all. I thought I would just wash my face.

Hollwood Browzer: The former actress currently sells her own beauty products and accessories which she claims are 'loved by makeup artists, consumers and celebrities alike'

Hollwood Browzer: The former actress currently sells her own beauty products and accessories which she claims are 'loved by makeup artists, consumers and celebrities alike'

'I saw the opening show and thought everything was fine. They seemed to have a professional approach to touring the country and a good business plan. I thought that there would be enough nostalgia around to fill theatres.

'I was put in touch with it by another backer and I never met Amy, although I got her gushing emails. I know she put her heart and soul into it.

'To this day, I don't know what went wrong. I don't think there was any maleficence or anything dodgy about it. I just don't think it hit the right chord. I have got no animosity or anger towards her.'

Amy took on the production after earlier appearing in workshops held by Gary Marshall, the creator of the TV show, when he was working on turning it into a musical in Los Angeles in 2004 and 2005.

She stated in an interview that she had hoped it would follow on from the success of other 1950s Americana shows, such as Jersey Boys, Hairspray, and Grease.

Amy added at the time: 'Audiences absolutely love the show! Even if they are not fans of the TV show, they fall in love with the characters and are entertained for two hours with amazing dancing and singing.'

Disaster! But Amy left a trail of debts when she produced the touring show Happy Days The Musical based on the popular 1970s TV comedy (pictured with Happy Days actor Henry Winkler, who she recruited to consult on the project in 2014)

Disaster! But Amy left a trail of debts when she produced the touring show Happy Days The Musical based on the popular 1970s TV comedy (pictured with Happy Days actor Henry Winkler, who she recruited to consult on the project in 2014)

Amy described her company Sunday Monday Ltd as 'a single purpose production company established solely for the UK/Ireland tour of Happy Days the Musical'.

It was placed into Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation in August 2014 after the tour was completed and was formally dissolved in December 2016.

She said that all creditors and Investors were invited to a formal meeting to discuss the outstanding debts after the liquidation commenced, but none attended.

The liquidator's report – which was produced as standard procedure – found no grounds for further investigation of Amy who was the sole director. 

She said in a statement to MailOnline: 'As a young producer at the time of working on the Happy Days The Musical production, I hired a really seasoned team to support me in all aspects of the show.

Business venture: Amy was the sole shareholder of the company called Sunday Monday Ltd which put on the show across the UK, before it went into liquidation in December 2016 (pictured with the cast of Happy Days)

Business venture: Amy was the sole shareholder of the company called Sunday Monday Ltd which put on the show across the UK, before it went into liquidation in December 2016 (pictured with the cast of Happy Days)

'Working in the theatre industry, only about one in ten productions are usually profitable and it is very common that unfortunately some productions finish with a loss – which was the case with Happy Days The Musical in which I myself also incurred a substantial financial loss.'

The BBC made no mention of the failure of Amy's company when it announced on Tuesday that she was taking part in The Apprentice.

Publicity material for the show, stated: 'Starting her beauty business a little later in life, Amy has now found what she really loves doing after previously working in sales, showbiz and jingles.

'Amy takes business very seriously, and describes herself as determined, persistent and a 'tough boss'.'

Moving on! Amy, who is now based in London, launched her beauty brand, Hollywood Browzer Beauty in 2017

Moving on! Amy, who is now based in London, launched her beauty brand, Hollywood Browzer Beauty in 2017

It also provided a quote from her, saying: 'I can be nice when I need to be, but when I unfortunately have to be a bitch, I will…'

Amy's personal website states that her 'love for entertainment' started as a child when she was in local theatre productions.

She says she sang jingles for hundreds of commercials from the age of ten including those for McDonald's, Coca-Cola (I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing') and Connect 4.

Her website reveals that she continued performing as an adult in dozens of musicals such as the US Tour of Annie, the European Tour of Grease, Happy Days and a Cinderella panto with Jimmy Osmond.

She also appeared in the first season of US dating show The Bachelor in 2002.

The website also makes no reference to the

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