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The Apprentice semi-finalist to Parliament Hill pupils: ‘I was victim of homophobic attack’

PUBLISHED: 12:40 19 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:40 19 February 2015

Sanjay Sood-Smith speaks to pupils for LGBT history month. Picture: Polly Hancock

Sanjay Sood-Smith speaks to pupils for LGBT history month. Picture: Polly Hancock

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A semi-finalist from hit TV reality show The Apprentice has opened up to schoolgirls about the challenges he has faced as a gay man.

Sanjay Sood-Smith, who reached the final five of Alan Sugar’s BBC series last year, visited Parliament Hill School earlier this month to give his first ever talk on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.

The former banker told pupils at the Highgate Road school about the mixed reactions from his parents after he came out to his family, and about being the victim of homophobic attacks.

He was there as part of the school’s LGBT history month run in partnership with LGBT equality charity Stonewall.

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