Michelle is a broadcaster and businesswoman who is fast becoming known for her frank, passionate and down-to-earth attitude. A regular commentator on Sky News Sunrise, Michelle also presents ‘The Pledge’, Sky News’ popular weekly debate show.
Growing up in Hull, Michelle showed a flair for business at a young age. She excelled in the technology industry and achieved an impressive 6-figure salary at age 22.
She made her mark by winning series 2 of BBC’s The Apprentice, beating off competition from 14,000 people, to land a top job with Lord Alan Sugar. In true entrepreneurial style, 9 month’s into her role with Lord Sugar, Michelle got itchy feet and left to focus on her own business interests.
For the years that followed, Michelle launched a number of deal sites, offering customers the best prices on a variety of popular consumer products. In 2007 Michelle’s autobiography, ‘Anything is Possible’ hit shelves, and charted her journey from an estate in Hull, overcoming various adversity to the point of winning The Apprentice and beyond.
Today, Michelle continues to work as a business transformation consultant, and uses her own experiences and knowledge to empower CEOs and businesses all over the country.
Undoubtedly one of Michelle’s hardest challenges came when she ran as an independent political candidate in the 2017 General Election for her hometown, Hull West and Hessle. Looking to shake up traditional party politics, Michelle received unbelievable support from local people and her aim is to try and deliver change and overcome the bias of running as an independent candidate on a national level.
Michelle’s true passion is current affairs, and for the past 6 years she has covered such topics on national TV. As well as this, Michelle is a regular contributor to Sky Sunrise, where she reads and comments on newspaper headlines, every Tuesday morning.
As well as politics and current affairs, Michelle has also talked about more sensitive subjects such as mental health, depression and even suicide. Michelle has opened up about past experiences of her own, and wants to remove the stigma surrounding these issues, and help normalise the discussion of mental health.
She regularly appears on political programmes including ‘Question Time’ and ‘This Week’.